There are some things I’ve never had to worry about. I’ve never had to wonder when I’d get my next meal. I never had to think about how to put food on the table. That’s not to say there haven’t been some times that were harder than others. I’ve had more than my share of Ramen noodles when that was all I could afford. But I’ve always had something. And if I ever was truly in need I had the blessing of family and friends available to help me out if I asked.
Unfortunately that’s not the case for everyone. There are lots of children in our own communities that go to bed hungry. They don’t know when they are getting their next meal. They have already learned far too early that life can be cruel and unfair. I’ve seen it myself while I’m at work in the classrooms I visit. I’ve seen the children eat their meals quickly because they are so hungry. I’ve watched them gratefuly accept when their teachers offered them seconds. I’ve been told the stories by their wonderful teachers who sometimes pack up the leftovers to go home with those children because they know they won’t eat otherwise.
Did you know that 1 in 4 children in the United States is food insecure? Those same children are also not getting the recommend amounts of fruits, vegetables and whole grains their bodies need to grow up healthy and strong. Proper nutrition is vital for success in school.
This month Champions for Kids, with the support of Abbot Nutrition, is doing something to address this need. Abbott Nutrition Pack A Snack is this month’s SIMPLE Service Project. Items like Pediasure, Pediasure SideKicks and ZonePerfect Bars are perfect nutritional donations to local food banks.
In the coming week I’ll be creating a snack pack to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank’s Weekend Power Pack program ensures that children at risk for hunger do not go without on weekends and school breaks.
If you’re interested in creating an Abbott Nutrition Pack A Snack you can find out more information here. You can also join us at the next Champions for Kids Twitter Party on January 19th at 9pm ET. Just follow the #AbbottCFK hashtag. Keep up with Champions for Kids on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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