How can you help fight world hunger and empower your kids to do the same? It’s easier than you think! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Knorr®. #ShareAMeal
I recently read a statistic that has stuck with me. One in four people in the world don’t receive the vitamins and minerals they need to live a healthy life. One in four! That’s devastating. Like many, our family is a family of four. I am one of four sisters. There are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers around the world not knowing where their next meal is coming from. But how can we help?
When we hear about issues so large it’s sometimes hard to imagine how we can help. What impact can a small gesture from us possibly make? But after speaking with many charitable organizations in the past few years, I’ve learned this. Big problems like world hunger aren’t solved in one sweeping act or by a few very wealthy people. They’re helped by a million small gestures from individuals. Regular people like you and me.
And if we take the time to show our kids what we’re doing and empower them to use small gestures to make a big impact they’ll grow up knowing what a difference they as individuals can make.
World Food Day was yesterday. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can still help!
Knorr® and the World Food Program are providing one million meals to children around the world to help them achieve a brighter future. And isn’t that what we all really want? A brighter future for every mother’s child. Yes.
Within the United States Knorr® is donating $20,000 to help provide 220,000 meals to Feeding America® in recognition of World Food Day on October 16. Because while hunger is a global problem, it’s also a problem that still hits far too close to home for many of us here in America.
Tweet #shareameal along with a food emoji between October 13th – 20th, 2016 and you’ll receive a tweet back from @Knorr with a link to Paypal to give $5 or an amount of your choice to the Global Foodbanking Network, which will be allocated to benefit local and global charities.
Want to do something with your kids that brings the conversation to life in a way they can understand?
Kayla and I have talked about bucket filling in the past year. There are a few children’s books out there (Have You Filled a Bucket Today? is my favorite) which talk about a figurative bucket that we all have and performing kind acts to fill other people’s buckets. In filling their buckets, you effectively fill your own because it feels good to do good.
To start the conversation as it relates to those who can use some help with basic necessities and complete an act of kindness together, we filled buckets for a few of San Diego’s less fortunate. What does someone need to stay healthy as we move into winter? Food, clothes to stay warm, a few basics to keep their body healthy and love.
We began with apples. A super portable and nutrient dense food. We added some unisex warm scarves and gloves as well as some toothbrushes and toothpaste. If you don’t have money for food, odds are you don’t have money to spend on basic hygienic needs.
And the love? Well that was us making the buckets. Literally and figuratively. Kayla filled a bucket for someone else and in turn filled her own.
Knorr U.S. has committed $20,000 to Feeding America. $1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Meal claim is as of 7/1/16 and is subject to change. Help us donate more to local and global charities. Tweet #shareameal and a food emoji between October 13 – 20, 2016 and receive a link to paypal to give $5 or an amount of your choice to Global Foodbanking Network, which will be allocated to benefit local and global charities. See http://bit.ly/2dAz5rD for more details.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Knorr®.