Ways You Can Help Stop Childhood Hunger in the U.S.

For the past 2 months I have been working with CongAgra Foods as a blogger corespondent for Child Hunger Ends Here– a campaign to help stop the growing trend of American children not getting the food they need to live active, healthy lives. Sadly, 1 in every 4 children do not know where their next meal is coming from. ConAgra Foods has made it easy for the consumer — you and me — to make a difference.

1. Purchase select ConAgra Food products with “Red Push Pin” on label & enter codes online.

For me, this was the easiest way to support ConAgra Foods and Child Hunger Ends Here. My daughter loves Chef Boyardee and Kid Cuisine, so every time I shopped, I picked up a few of these products. Once home, I entered the codes online at {www.childhungerendshere.com}. One meal is donated to Feeding America for each code entered. Codes can be entered online until 8/31/11.

Participating brands include: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Fresh Mixers, Kid Cuisine, Marie Callender’s and Peter Pan.

2. Make a donation to Feeding America.

Text “FEEDKIDS” to 50555 to donate $10 directly to Feeding America through June 30, 2011. $10 donated = 70 meals!

3. Volunteer at your local food bank.

I recently visited at my local food bank and was so moved by the generosity of my community, that my husband and I will soon be volunteering. Even if you can’t donate food or money, you can give your time to a great cause– even for just an hour.

Visit {www.feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx} to find a Feeding America food bank in your area.

4. Spread the word.

Even after the campaign ends, children across the U.S. still need our help. Encourage friends and family to make a donation, volunteer or purchase specially marked ConAgra Food products and enter the codes online. Together, we can make a difference.

You can get more information on the child hunger issue by following ConAgra Foods on Facebook and Twitter.

Full Disclosure: I am being compensated by ConAgra Foods for my time as a blogger correspondent.  All opinions are my own.