This #HungerHeroes shop on how to fight hunger has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
At one time or another, you have probably heard the statistics on hungry kids right here in our own backyards. Sometimes those facts have a tendency to kind of pass by our ears, but not really sink in. The truth of the matter is that one in five kids in the US are hungry.
Any time I hear those numbers, it makes me shake my head. We live in an affluent country, how can that possibly be true? But there is some significant poverty in the USA and some kids honestly do have to wonder where their next meal comes from.
This was reinforced to me awhile back. Ashley just started her first teaching job and she has run into the reality of kids coming to class having not eaten that day – or the day before. It’s heart-breaking and certainly adds extra challenges to the learning process.
When I learned that Tyson and KRAFT were partnering for a Hunger Heroes campaign, I knew I wanted to participate. Want to know how to fight hunger? Just head into Sam’s Club during the month and purchase any – or all – of the following items: Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag, a KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. 12-pack, or a Capri-Sun 6 oz. 40-pack. Each time you do, Tyson and KRAFT will make a food donation.
We shop at Sam’s Club regularly, anyway, so over the weekend we stopped in to shop for these and other items. Bubbles was very excited at the idea of being a Hunger Hero, so much so that she asked to wear her super hero cape. Sounded like a good plan to me! She had fun adding all the qualifying items – including some extra cases of Capri to our cart while whisking around as a super hero.
When we returned home, I thought it would be fun to put together a “super” meal. Big sandwiches are often referred to as “heroes”, and I decided to make a smaller “Mighty Minis” version using the chicken nuggets – kind of like tiny chicken nugget sliders!
Be sure to stop by Sam’s Club on August 23rd and 24th and check out the Hunger Heroes demos. Look for the Tyson Chicken Nuggets, KRAFT Mac & Cheese, and Capri-Sun packs! And head over to the Hunger Heroes website for your chance to win prizes!