Thanksgiving is a meaningful time to reflect with the kids and appreciate the things in life we often take for granted like our health, food, shelter and clothing. But the scary reality is that one in six kids in America struggles with hunger, according to nokidhungry.org. The organization says just $10 can help feed a child up to 100 meals. This Thanksgiving, with the help of No Hungry Kids, Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving makes it easy to give back with your friends and family.
As we all focus on teaching our kids to give back, now’s the perfect time to introduce No Hungry Kids to your family, which advocates for children nationwide through providing school breakfast, after school and summer meal programs, as well as educating family and guardians on nutrition with its Cooking Matters programs.
It’s so easy to help this good cause. You can start by making food donations, dining at participating restaurants and attending charity events. But you actually don’t have to leave your house to make a difference.
When signing up to host a No Hungry Kids Friendsgiving, you’ll be sent a tool kit to turn an annual tradition into a fundraiser to help feed hungry kids. You’ll have your own fundraising web page and access to online resources.
The kit highlights different ways to add fun to your event and make an impact. Every $100 you raise can feed a child up to 1,000 meals. And what better lesson to teach your kids than to make helping those in need the centerpiece of your feast this year.