You know what? I’ve been pretty darn blessed all my life. I’ve never had a time in my life when I was truly hungry.
As a child there was always good wholesome food available-too be truthful occasionally it was a bit TOO wholesome. Sorry mom, whole wheat carob chip cookies do NOT taste like chocolate chip cookies, no matter how nutritious they might be. As a wife and mother I’ve been able to do the same (minus the whole wheat carob cookies) for my own family.
Yes, I am blessed–but there are many in our country who are not so blessed. Many children rely on our school breakfast and lunch programs — and as times continue to be hard many more may come. Walmart is committed to help in fighting hunger. In 2010, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation launched “Fighting Hunger Together” – a $2 billion cash and in-kind commitment through 2015 to help end hunger in America. Through donations to non profit organizations like Feeding America Walmart can make a difference.
According to “Feeding America“:
Across the country, teachers and school nurses have found that in some instances, Monday morning comes and they are forced to compete against hunger for the attention of their students. More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, the fuel that they need to get them through the week. What happens to these children when they go home over the weekend?
Through backpack programs children are provided on Friday afternoons with a backpack containing nutritious food to consume over the weekend. These backpacks are assembled by volunteers using private donations and food from food banks.
If you’d like some ideas for how you can help, check out the USDA’s “stakeholder guide” or go to the Feeding America site and find a local food bank near you that participates!