One out of every six American children. That’s twelve million American children. Twelve million American children that are at risk for hunger. School is starting and kids need to be focused and they can’t focus without food. This damage can last forever. Fortunately, people are fighting child hunger and they need your help.
Conagra Foods has hooked up with America’s Second Harvest to fight childhood hunger. Today, August 5th, Monique Coleman, the actress from High School Musical and Dancing With The Stars, met with kids to kick off the ConAgra Foods Foundation “Full Kids Full Potential” Campaign at the Courtyard at Hollywood and Highwood Complex in Hollywood, California.
The cause is very important to Monique and all the kids seemed happy to see her. She was definitely a good choice to represent the campaign. Monique said, “It’s something I have passion for … it’s something we can all do.”
At this event, kids around Hollywood including the kids from the All People’s Christian’s Center came to fill shopping bags with donated food. All the kids that helped out got a free lunch bag that Monique designed herself. The turnout was great and there were many happy kids. There were pictures taken and DVDs autographed, but most importantly kids learned how to help others.
Here’s what some kids had to say about the event:
Paxton Malone (Pictured on the left) said, “I liked meeting her [Monique] and it was my first time. I liked packing the bag.”
Her friend Kessa Thurman said, “She’s [Monique] nice and I like High School Musical and I like her hair cut. I like doing it [packing the bags] because it was fun and I liked being nice.”
But how can you support Monique, ConAgra Foods, and America’s Second Harvest’s campaign to “Nourish today, flourish tomorrow?”
For one, buy one of these ConAgra brands—Chef Boyardee, Snack Pack, Orville Redenbacher’s, Manwich or Peter Pan. Then, go here and request one of Monique’s lunch bag. The bag is free (except for shipping and handling) and for every lunch bag requested, ConAgra Foods will donate $1.00 to America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s food bank. One dollar can give 20 pounds of food. The maximum donation would be $50,000.
Information on other ways to help are available at Nourish Kids Today.
It’s a great thing that Monique and company is doing. A snack pack is what — I’m guessing — three bucks and everyone loves pudding. And look at the cool lunch bag you’d receive (pictured). It’s not often that doing something good is so easy