In April, I shared with you that fifty million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. There’s a lot of organizations and brands working to help with the issue of hunger in America and I’m pleased to let you know of just one more!
The Juicy Juice Fruit for All Project, is a joint effort between Nestlé Juicy Juice, Feeding America, and anti-hunger advocate Samantha Harris. The project’s goal is to put up to 35 million pieces of fruit in the hands of children and families in need. So, with every purchase of Juicy Juice for your home, Nestlé will provide a piece of fruit to hungry families.
Some interesting information I received regarding this project, is that a recent survey found that 1 in 4 moms don’t think hunger affects many children in the U.S. However, the sad truth is that over 16 million children live at risk of hunger, with summer meaning greater risk for them to be hungry. This is because during the school year, children in need often receive either free or reduced-cost meals at school.
How can you get involved in helping with the Juicy Juice Fruit for All Project? As I mentioned earlier, it’s as simple as purchasing Juicy Juice, which if you have small kids in the home (like me!) you probably already do this. From now through August 31, each time Juicy Juice is
purchased, a piece of fruit will be provided by Nestlé to hungry kids and families. Another way is to interact on Juicy Juice’s Facebook page – they have some games, quizzes and puzzles you can play to earn more fruit donations for needy families. This might be a fun way to get the kids involved and help them learn about hunger in America. Of course, volunteering at local food banks is always a great way to get involved too!
Local Food Bank Meal Giveaway
A giveaway like none before on ModernMami.com, in an effort to help feed more hungry children and their families, we’re giving away a charitable donation of 400 meals to your local food bank. We also get to donate 400 meals to a local food bank here in Orlando!
How to Enter
Required entry: If you’d like to enter this giveaway for a charitable donation of 400 meals to your local food bank simply leave a comment letting us know if you’ve ever volunteered at a local food bank.
Extra entries (optional):
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All entries must be in by Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and fulfilled by giveaway sponsor and ModernMami™.com is not responsible for lost or damaged goods.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nestle and Juicy Juice in conjunction with the BabyCenter Blog Network.
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