While summer vacation is considered to be freedom for many children, for those facing hunger it means losing the one place that they can count on for a meal – school.
For most of the country, the face of hunger is surprising. It does not discriminate against age, race, gender, or ethnicity. It affects working families who are forced to make difficult choices between food and basic necessities such as utilities, medicine, or rent. Everyone thinks of the need around Thanksgiving and Christmas because these are holidays that are centered around large meals in most households. However, donations drastically drop off in the summer months – just when the need increases for many children.
I am always excited when I see large companies working to help our communities and mobilize people to help their own communities. Post Champions for Kids currently is running a Buy 2 Give 1 promotion asking people to purchase an extra box of cereal when at the store to donate and help families in need.
My daughter and I decided to go shopping for some Post Cereal to join in the #PostCFK movement and give Bowls of Hope!
“Champions for Kids works to mobilize MILLIONS of people by providing training and resources to improve the lives of children in communities across America and beyond. Our goal is to mobilize 20 Million people by 2020.”
Of course the first thing my two year old did was b-line for the sugary cereal that was strategically placed at her eye level.
In the end she picked the biggest box she could find and the tough girl she is was able to carry it to the cart!
Here in Colorado we are facing an even bigger problem this year – Wildfires! Approximately 40,000 people have been evacuated state wide which has greatly increased the demand of our local food banks and charities.
I am working to mobilize my community to put together an awesome donation for the Larimer County Food Bank who has opened their doors to victims of the local High Park Fire. Today many residents were allowed to go back home only to find they had no home to go back too. And to make matters worse much needed rain is in the forecast but due to the destruction from the fire, many areas are now under a flash flood warning. These members of our community are in dire need and I am honored to be working with Post and Collective Bias to put together this food drive!
I’ll be updating everyone on how it went soon. In the meantime, visit our shopping adventure to see the foods we purchased. For anyone who would like to organize a food drive for a worthy organization, check out the following link for help with planning: Post For Kids Simple Service Project.
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias™ and Champions for Kids #CBias #SocialFabric