This post is brought to you by ConAgra Foods and The Motherhood, and I’ve been compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my own.”
Two weeks ago, the school bell rang for the last time this year. Here in Southeast Louisiana, school is officially out for summer! My kids left that last day ready for swimming, camp, vacations and plenty of fun. But what about the 21 million kids nationwide that are on free or reduced school lunch programs? Are they excited about summer or worried about where their meals will come from if not at school?
In Louisiana, the child food insecurity rate is 23.1%. It breaks my heart to think of anyone, let alone a child, being hungry during a time that should be filled with laughter. So, I am happy to do my part to help spread the word about ConAgra Foods Hunger-Free Summer. For 20 years, ConAgra Foods has focused on supporting organizations that bring innovative thinking and solutions to the table – ensuring these programs have the funding needed to thrive and provide nourishment to children in need. Through “Hunger-Free Summer grants,” food banks throughout the country use funds to overcome barriers. This year, 29 food banks in 20 states will receive grants to support their summer programs ranging from $20,000-$50,000 each.