Make a Point to Deal with Children and Hunger #AbbottCFK #CBias

Champions For Kids 


I can’t think of any issue that is more important than working to see that no schoolchild in this world goes hungry.
-- Drew Barrymore


With it being the beginning of 2012 I am so lucky to have been a part of the Champions for Kids Simple Service Project  Last month’s Stuffing a Stocking for Disney's Champions for Kids was so awesome to be a part of. My daughter Aerial worked with me and was so moved by the whole call to action.  We live in such a rich country and sometimes can be so unaware of things happening in our community because we simply are not involved. My kids are all older so I am not to much involved in a lot of community things as I was before. I have made it a point to be more involved.


When we work to end childhood hunger, we are giving our love to kids who need it so much they will never ask for it.
-- Beau Bridges


Did You Know?
• More than 16 million children under the age of eighteen in the United States are food
insecure—unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food
necessary for a healthy life. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that more than three
million children under the age of five are food insecure.

• The developing immune systems of young children ages 0 – 5 make them especially
vulnerable to nutritional deprivation and as a result, the ability to learn, grow, and
fight infections is adversely affected.

• While having enough food is important, the nutritional quality of that food is equally
important. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents ages
2 – 19 are obese, and 1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese.
(Sources: Feeding America; Center For Disease Control)

Staggering. How can we help? Gather your family, friends, and co-workers and ask them to bring nutritious foods like Pediasure®, Pediasure SideKicks®, and ZonePerfect® bars to help children in need around your community, to your schools and or local food banks.

 Never been to a Food Bank? Give them a call let them no what your involved in, they will welcome you!!!! I have been to a food bank when my kids were little for myself and my children. I did daycare for years and was involved in a community nutrition program to make sure the kids I was watching during the day were given the most nutritious foods possible.

I am heading to Walmart to create a Snack Pack which I plan to donate to a local food shelf here in the northern counties of Minneapolis, MN. This will include Pedialyte® brand, ZonePerfect®
All-Natural, Balanced Nutrition Bars, PediaSure Sidekicks®

Will you get involved with a SIMPLE service project, just go to http://championsforkids.org/simple/ for more information. You can join us for the Abbott Champions for Kids Twitter party on January 19th at 9:00 pm EST, look for the hashtag #AbbottCFK.

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April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

17 comments:

  1. Such a sad subject but a wonderful one to bring attention to! I love that your kids are able to get involved with you.

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  2. I volunteer at a local food pantry that serves the community. The sad thing is, our patronage is increasing.

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  3. Wow! I never knew some of those statistics. It is so sad. It is so good that you guys are getting involved.

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  4. It breaks my heart how many children aren't getting enough food on a regular basis. This is a wonderful way to make an impact.

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  5. I love this month's project. I can't wait to make my snack pack.

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  6. I love this project. We definitely are going to make a snack pack and hopefully make some kids happier and their tummys full

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  7. The hunger of kids is sad but a true reality. I love this project!

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  8. It's so sad, the children who go hungry. Thanks for letting us know how we can help.

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  9. This is such a great project, there are so many children in our country that are not getting the nourishment that they need.

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  10. Such an important effort and so easy to get involved and make a difference! May your words reach into the hearts of many!

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  11. Thank you for bringing this to the forefront. It's something we should NEVER forget.

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  12. It's sweet to see that Drew Barrymore cares about children :)

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  13. It's so sad how many children don't get what they need. We were just making this point to one of my children the other day.

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  14. It is very sad. I need to get more involved.

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