I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
Last month, my daughters were counting down the days/hours/minutes until the last bell sounded and summer vacation began. But for millions of kids in the United States, the end of school means the end of regular meals. These children lose access to the school breakfasts, lunches and after-school snacks they receive during the regular school year.
With demand high and slowing donations to food banks such as Second Harvest in the summer months, a real need is created and helping does not have to be difficult or stressful. Champions for Kids makes it simple to give children in local communities the resources they need to thrive. Along with my family, we decided to coordinate a SIMPLE Service Project to make a difference in our own community.
From June 1 to June 30, Champions for Kids is partnering with Jennie-O Turkey to encourage community projects across the country benefiting children in need of a nutritious meals this summer. For our SIMPLE Service Project, my family and I hosted a Fiesta to Feed Families party!
Using Jennie-O Ground Turkey, I prepared a fun “Make Your Own Nachos” Bar. For my kids, they are far more likely to clean their plate if they have a say in what goes on it. I was a bit worried my daughters would notice the ground turkey switch (we normally used ground beef), but they loved it. During the event, my daughters helped to collect non-perishable foods to donate to Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.
In our donation, we included items so that the recipient could create their own fiesta! On the way to the food bank, we talked to our own kids about child hunger and why it is important to help the less fortunate. The Staff at the food bank ensured that every donation makes a difference and my daughters felt really good about being part of the solution.
Want to help? Learn how to create your own SIMPLE Start Project in your community and join the #Fiesta4Kids Twitter Party. The Motherhood is honored to join Champions for Kids along with Jennie-O to share just how simple it is to help local families in need.
- When: Thursday, June 24, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT
- Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #Fiesta4Kids hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/fiesta4kids
- Hashtag: #Fiesta4Kids
- Prizes: Five prizes will be given to five randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $25 Walmart gift card and two $5 Jennie-O product coupons.
- Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
- Sponsor: @Champions4Kids