Champion For Kids, End Summer Hunger
Homeschooling my boys has been one of the most rewarding and bonding experiences I have ever had. I made a commitment to do more than teach my boys Math, English, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. I want to instill in them how important it is to be responsible, good hearted citizens and leave lasting impressions of how they view and treat society. Yesterday we participated in a simple service project. We are helping to be part of the change this Summer in the fight against hunger.
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My family is participating in the Champions for Kids Odwalla Hunger in Summer Campaign. As exciting as it is that Summer is coming and school will be out for a couple of months, the idea that some children are going to lose access to meals is stunning. Low-income families will be stretching their food budget to provide additional meals for their children and only 1 out 6 low income families will keep receiving free meals during the summer months.
To get started we made a trip to WalMart to purchase Odwalla products. We are fans of Odwalla, I love the Original Super Food Smoothies. But since they didn’t have the non-perishable kids drinks at my WalMart we went on to find something more shelf friendly.
We headed to the produce section to grab a few of the Odwalla kids bars. I let the boys decide on the flavors they would like to donate.
With enough boxes in hand we made our way though the store for a few more items and to the checkout to finish up our project.
I had my boys help purge our pantry of non-perishable items we could donate to our local food bank. This also made for a great lesson in how we grocery shop and how fortunate we are to have a pantry full of food to choose from each day. I want my children to see that not everyone has the luxury of going into a stocked pantry whenever they are hungry.
We then made a trip to our local food pantry to give our donation courtesy of Champions for Kids.
We live in a small town where our food pantry is not as “stocked” as it could be. The volunteers where thrilled to see the boys show up with donations for their community. We learned that anyone in our area could walk in no questions asked and pick up necessities. From personal hygeine products, food to books. Our food pantry is in great need of items year round and as the volunteers reminded us, that the summer becomes even busier and less stocked.
To see my entire experience in pictures check my google + album.
Champion For Kids End Summer Hunger