Did you know that over 17 million American children are at risk for hunger? With the summer months upon us, many kids who usually take part in free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs at school are going without those programs. This puts an extra strain on families who might already be feeling the crunch of food costs.
Post has partnered with Champions for Kids for the Bowls of Hope Simple Service Project. The concept is truly simple. Gather your friends, family, or co-workers to fight childhood hunger in the summer by hosting a Post Bowls of Hope food drive. Ask each person to bring nutritious food to donate to a local food pantry in your community. It’s nothing fancy. But it’s effective.
If we can bulk up the amount of food that’s donated to the food pantry, we might be able to help them manage the summer months a little bit better. We’re going to be holding a food drive with a group at our church. I’ve contacted one of the ladies who faithfully works with the food pantry to find out what they need. Any donations are good, but we might as well make the biggest impact by sharing what is in demand. The food pantry is a lifeline for some families, so we want to do all we can to support them.
We went to Walmart yesterday and bought some boxes of Post cereals to kick-start the food drive. You can see our shopping trip here. While we were in Walmart, I noticed that some of the Post cereal boxes had peelie coupons ($1/3 boxes of Post cereal) on them as well as the QR code for the Bowls of Hope program. I love the idea of Buy 2 Give 1.
Most of the big boxes of Post cereal were priced under $3.00, making them a reasonably-priced donation… especially with the coupon.
I noticed when I got home that 2 of the boxes we picked up also had the Labels for Education on them. Another great way to give!
Stay tuned, and I’ll be back to update you on our Simple Service Project food drive. In the meantime, why not organize one in your area? You can get more information about the Post Bowls of Hope program here:
- Post Cereals on Facebook
- Post Cereals on Twitter
- Champions for Kids on Facebook
- Champions for Kids on Twitter
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