Friday, April 13, 2012

No Kid Hungry

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Hunger Hits Home airs on the Food Network tonight, April 14th, at 8:00 ET/7:00 CT.  this documentary takes a look at 3 families days of living in hunger.  see a preview below:

join me in watching it to support the Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign
a while back, there were several nights that Bear chose not to eat dinner. about an hour afterwards, he would ask for a snack. on the fourth night or so, we told him that if he chose not to eat, he would have to wait until bedtime snack. by an hour before snack, my sweet Bear came to me crying and saying desperately,
momma i'm hungry! 
as my heart was twisted, of course, i got him a snack. but i can't fathom being in that same situation as some other parents and knowing that

i couldn't go into the kitchen and get him something to eat.
can you imagine that?

you can help by:
learn about the No Kid Hungry campaign
sign the pledge to help end childhood hunger
involve your family with Kids Kick Hunger
learn what you can do to help children get the food they need
sharing this post on facebook, twitter, or your own blog
donate to your local food bank
go to the site and donate.
every dollar you give can help a child receive up to 10 meals.

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Witha said...

We can help these kids to have a better life!

Amanda said...

I can not believe in this day and age this is happening. I know its going on here in the UK too, as well as pretty much every so called 'developed' nation, makes me wonder what exactly we have developed into when children can go hungry. I'm going to find something similar here in the UK, thanks for highlighting this.

MaryAnne said...

I am so grateful that I don't have to worry about being able to feed my family! I taught at a high school where the majority of students qualified for free breakfast and lunch, but it never looked like much food for a growing teenager to me - and certainly wasn't the healthiest fare. And they probably still weren't getting (much) dinner...

Sheri said...

The thought of hungry kids makes me so sad, especially when I look around at all of the restaurants popping up around me that are always packed, knowing that people are easily spending forty dollars a plate in many of them. Harvest Heartland is a great place in our area to donate. They are able to multiply the good old dollar to buy an incredible amount of food. Also, if you have a party at your house, make it a "bring something for the food shelf party". I love to have friends over, and they don't ever seem to mind bringing a couple things to put in a bag for the hungry. It isn't a lot, but every little bit can add up to a big bit. :)

Unknown said...

Wonderful post Andie- breaks my heart. I do the same with my kids when my two year old gives me that face and say "I Hunge' Momma.." I can NOT even imagine. Thanks for sharing - passing it along...

Clay said...

Thank you for this post about the show and the campaign. We appreciate your support!

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