Backpack Programs Helping to Feed America

I have stated countless times how important it is to help end child hunger and what it means to me.  In our early years, we have sent our kids off to their grandparents because we knew we wouldn’t have the money to buy food for the month.  It was awful and makes a parent feel like a complete failure and inadequate as a parent.  There are so many families that struggle today, especially with the economy how it is right now.  Our kids can get 2 meals at school but what about the weekends?  I think you’d be shocked to find out just how many families struggle with putting food on the table.  Families that you might even know and think they’re fine but you don’t see them going to the food pantry for help or literally go without.

I am in love with the Backpack Program!  Backpacks are stuffed full of nutritious food and sent home with the kids and it’s done all over the country.   I think this would be a fantastic opportunity to get your kids involved with so that they can see what the program does for kids who are just like them, but in need of food.

If this isn’t your thing, then please don’t just look away.  There are a gazillion ways for you to help end child hunger, many of which you’ll find on this sheet, that an individual can do or even a business.  Just do something!

I have always been blown away at how Walmart has had a hand with programs like this.   They truly do so much and thanks to Walmart, I have been able to help my own community food banks and charities.    Walmart has committed to giving 2 billion bucks in cold hard cash to help end child hunger.

I hope that you’ll do your part.  Sometimes we are blinded to these things because of where we live and how well we might be doing but I guarantee you, there are struggling families with no food on every block.   Whether you donate a $1, a $100, or a bag of food…it all helps, every single bit of it.

Help end child hunger!


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