Did you know….
…that nearly 17 million children in America struggle with hunger? That’s almost one in four kids!
Did you know that children who struggle with hunger are sick more often, recover more slowly, and are more likely to be hospitalized? These children are also much more susceptible to obesity and its harmful health consequences as children and as adults.
Well, the Grain Foods Foundation isn’t okay with this! They’ve teamed up with actress Teri Hatcher and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to launch the 2011 Bread Art Project. This campaign aims to help nourish children in need while also providing nutrition information to families.
NYC bloggers and media were invited to an event in the city to learn more about this campaign, directly from SpokesMom Teri Hatcher herself. Noted Teri, “I really commend the Grain Foods Foundation’s efforts to provide children in need with proper nutrition and nourishment… I’m proud to support the Bread Art Project and become part of the solution to this growing problem.”
As a mom to two young boys, it breaks my heart to think about children who don’t have enough to eat each day. That’s why I’m so eager to do whatever I can to support the efforts of the Grain Foods Foundation. They’ve created the Face Hunger application, which allows Facebook users to apply the one-in-four-child-hungry statistic to their friends. The Grain Foods Foundation will donate $50,000 to Share Our Strength and will make an additional $1 donation for every piece of bread art submitted and approved on breadartproject.com between April 1 and June 30, 2011 (up to a maximum total donation of $100,000).
I urge you to visit the Bread Art Project and make your own personalized piece of bread art – at no cost - in support of Share Our Strength. “Like” Go With the Grain on Facebook for updates and news on the Bread Art Project.
Visit The Prissy Mommy Life on Facebook for more photos from the event.