Nothing pains me more than to hear about kids going hungry. Did you know that 1 in 4 kids go hungry in the USA? That’s 50 million adults and 17 million kids in the USA that can’t have a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. With today’s economic state, hunger is affecting people of all backgrounds and all income levels. People are faced with decisions on how to keep their home, pay bills, and put food on the table. It makes me so sad to know that there are kids “out there”, maybe across the street and surly in Akron, Ohio that are not getting enough to eat.
How can you help fight hunger?
I’m here today to share with you an easy way for you to help fight hunger. Kellogg’s has partnered with Action For Healthy Kids to help fight hunger one breakfast at a time for hungry kids in the USA. Between now and July 31, 2011, you can Share Your Breakfast. You can do this 2 ways.
- Upload photos or descriptions of your breakfast at ShareYourBreakfast.com
- Text your photo with the word “Share” to 21534.
Each time you share a picture of your breakfast, Kellogg’s will donate to Action for Healthy Kids. The goal is to provide 1 Million breakfasts to kids in the 2011-2011 school year. Each breakfast picture that you share will feed 1 hungry kid at school. How easy is that?!
Share your Breakfast Twitter Party
Tomorrow, March 8, 2011 from 10-12 AM, please join the Mom Bloggers Club for a Share Your Breakfast Twitter Party. Details are on www.mombloggersclub.com.
Importance of Breakfast for kids
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for kids. My kids usually have cereal with milk and a glass of juice for breakfast. When I’ve feeling extra motivated, we have pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, or English muffin sandwiches.
This is the picture that I submitted this morning to ShareYourBreakfast.com.
Kids that eat breakfast are able to learn more in school, get more iron into their diets, and are more likely to have a lower body mass index. Without breakfast, kids go into a semi-starvation that can cause physical, intellectual, and behavioral problem.
When you are scarce on food, breakfast is often skipped. About 1/4th kids in the USA don’t have the variety of breakfast options, they have no options.
Please help fight hunger
Growing up in rural southern Ohio, I had many friends that were poor and went to school without breakfast. If it wasn’t for Free Lunch, they would go hungry. When I was in 5th grade, breakfast was introduced to our school. Kids that couldn’t afford it could get a free breakfast.
I don’t care what you think about public help, food stamps, etc. When it comes to kids going hungry, I back up the government programs for free lunches and free breakfasts. Schools offer reduced fees and free lunches nationwide. I fully support offering free and reduced breakfast for these kids as well. Getting 2 out of 3 meals in a day at school is allowing kids and famliies to get the most out of their day and their education. It helps their futures and the future of our country. Please help fight hunger by uploading a picture of your breakfast to ShareYourBreakfast.com.
This is a sponsored post through a compensated Mom Bloggers Club member program.