September is Hunger Action Month and orange is the symbolic color of hunger. Across the country individuals, organizations, food suppliers, and food banks are coming together to create change. To feed those in need, to motivate those with plenty, and teach those who will listen.
Hunger in America exists for over 50 million people. That is 1 in 6 of the U.S. population – including more than 1 in 5 children. Source: Feeding America
One man I will never forget...
I asked him if he ever skipped meal to feed his children. With a tear in his eye, this man said that he always let his children eat first and then he ate anything that was left over. He worked a full-time job and a part-time job, but he couldn't make enough money to cover rent, electricity and feed his family. He often went without meals so his children could eat.
It is a sacrifice that we would all make for our children. But, it is a sacrifice that we shouldn't have to make.
YOU CAN HELP
As parents there are many things we can do to help alleviate hunger in the United States. We can work together as families, neighbors and communities to raise awarness and funds for people who face hunger on a daily basis.
We can nurture our children's empathy to care about others and let our children find ways to help.
1. Hold a food drive. Collect canned goods from family, friends and neighbors and donate the food to your local food bank.
2. Give encouragement to families in need - see project here
I am honored to be part of a group of Moms Fighting Hunger. We will be working together this month to bring you information and inspiration to help feed those in need.
WIll you join me?