Hunger

Meals on Wheels

Volunteering for "Meals On Wheels" to deliver prepared dinners to homebound seniors is a great opportunity for your family to connect with seniors in your community. Your family can volunteer to deliver the meals and make hand-decorated placemats and greeting cards to be delivered with the meal. Another idea is to make a Toiletry Gift Bag to add to their meal tray.Read more

Snack packs for kids!

Do you often stop to think about how lucky we are to have healthy food to eat? Project: Your family can add a bit of unexpected cheer to child's day! Collect and prepare healthy snacks for hungry kids. Here's what you need: Location of your local soup kitchen or shelter Healthy snacks such as juice boxes, granola bars, packaged fruit cups or diced fruit, individually packaged pretzels and popcorn, fresh fruit (if permitted) Art supplies -...Read more

Pantry Raid

Many food banks experience their lowest level of donations during the spring months. Let's help them restock their shelves! Join generationOn's "What will you bring to the table?" campaign this weekend - raid your pantry to help end child hunger. Here's how it works: Gather your family and, Get an empty bag or box. Open your kitchen cupboards and pick out unopened cans, boxes or bags of nutritious food. Ask your friends, family and kids;...Read more

“We’ve got your back” packs!

Do you ever stop to think about how lucky we are to provide our children with nutritious meals? At least 18.5 million low-income children are expected to receive free or reduced lunches through the National School Lunch Program during the 2009-2010 school year. These families have difficulty feeding their children on the weekend. Project: Your family can help kids the nutrition they need over the weekend so they can start the school week...Read more

"Sip and Serve" Party with a Purpose

Your family can hold a "Sip and Serve" Party with a Purpose as a birthday party or as a volunteer activity for family, friends and neighbors. Before your guests sip their tea, they "serve" the community by making sack lunches for the hungry Here's what you're doing: Make sack lunches for people struggling with hunger. Here's what you need: White lunch bags Fruit cups and juice boxes Granola bars Paper, washable markers, crayons, etc. All things...Read more

Bank On Our Help

Food banks need food, but they also need people power to organize and distribute the food. Your family can lend a helping hand, while learning about the hunger needs in your community. Here's your project: Volunteer at a food bank to help organize or package food. Supply List: Thank-you card Anything the food bank asks you to bring How To: Contact your local food bank and tell them you want to volunteer as a family. Make sure you tell them the...Read more

Rally Around a Cause

Did you know... A rally is a great way to bring a large number of people together to learn more about the importance of certain issues in our communities. You might choose to hold a rally about anti-violence, equal rights, the environment, or animal welfare, for example. The community, politicians, and businesses will be sent a clear message about the importance of the topic you choose. And best of all, children of all ages can take on...Read more

Caring Cornucopias

Thanksgiving is a time of year for families to sit together and discuss the things that they are grateful for while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It is perhaps the most opportune time for parents to talk to children about what they are thankful for and the importance of giving. There are many families who will not have the opportunity to celebrate this holiday, as they might like to, and some live in your own town. Your family can...Read more

Food Share Garden

Your family can help feed hungry Americans by sharing your gift of gardening to provide others with nutritious fresh food Here's what you're doing: Growing extra food in your garden to donate to an organization to help feed hungry American families Here's what you need: A plot of land with well-drained soil Gardening tools Seeds or plants Easy accessible water supply and mulch Here's how you do it! Discuss with your children your plan for the...Read more

January Harvest

There is often a post-holiday slump in food donations. Encourage families to pick up some extra non-perishable food items during their holiday shopping. Then kick-off the New Year with a food drive to collect those extras. Interesting fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

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