I was parking my car in the high end part of town. I was on a date with my husband and we were heading to a restaurant in the area. I got out of the car to help my husband parallel park. As soon as I got out I saw a young pregnant girl walk toward us to help us park the car. On the side-walk, a little 2 year old boy runs in between my feet. Only God knows how long he had been out there helping his mother or if he had eaten. He was filthy, his face had streaks of dirt as if he had been crying and it smeared and caked under his eyes. He had the routine down, he stood by the car and waving a red handkerchief he was yelling “back up, go, keep going” mimicking his mother. I was in a country where there are no food banks and there is no hope for these families. If they don’t make enough money that day from parking cars that little two year old will go to bed hungry and possibly no roof over his head. Heartbreaking.
I share this story because this makes me even more thankful for the organizations that are fighting to end hunger by keeping food banks in the U.S. stocked. It’s even more exciting when I see big brands and celebrities rally behind these organizations to show their support and help keep these programs alive.
Have you heard of the Cross Off Hunger Initiative? It’s a partnership between Unilever brands and Feeding America committed to feed two million meals to families in need. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Its mission is “to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. You will share how Unilever is involved with Feeding America (as part of Unilever’s sustainable living goal to help one billion people improve their health and well-being), and show your support by buying Unilever products.
Hunger does not discriminate. It affects us all, it doesn’t matter what color you are, what age you are, if you’re educated or not, your background, your weight or size…
Here are some True and False questions you can look over to test your knowledge on this issue:
- One in six americans does not have enough access to food? True or False
- Very few children suffer from hunger because there are programs to take care of them.
- If you work hard you can feed yourself and your household?
- College educated people don’t struggle with issues of hunger?
- Hunger only effects physical growth?
Stop by Cross Off Hunger website to take the full quiz and check your answers from the questions above. You can be a part of Cross Off Hunger by simply learning about the issue and needs of food banks. I am committed to helping end hunger by purchasing products that help end hunger and by educating myself and my readers about this issue.
Your purchases of any of the household brands below (plus so many more) will help this initiative. Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts. Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop. Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger. Stay tune in the new year I will be sharing on their Sustainable Living Plan: Self Esteem you will be surprised by what program I discovered they support Click here to find out.
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