If I don’t keep my cupboards stocked with my kids’ favorite cereals, I’m likely to hear cries of “There’s nothing to EAT!” until I get the shelves restocked. Despite their sometimes-picky tastes, my kids have got it good, and they know it.
I’ve spent enough time at schools – as a young teacher many years ago and as a parent volunteer more recently – to know that many kids come to school hungry. Really hungry. When they complain, “There’s nothing to eat!” they mean just that.
The alarming facts on childhood hunger:
- 16 million kids in America do not have consistent access to adequate food. That’s one in five kids.
- 22% of kids 18 and under live in poverty in America.
September is No Kid Hungry month and thousands of restaurants nationwide are showing their support by offering special promotions for Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.
Corner Bakery Cafe is joining No Kid Hungry Month with a special offer and an easy way to donate….along with two amazing new flavors of lemonade. The Old-Fashioned Lemonade features a classic lemon taste while the Hibiscus Lemonade is made with a delicious blend of pomegranate, berries, lemons and a touch of hibiscus. Both lemonades are all natural and fat free.
Here’s how it works:
Now through September 30, 2013, guests can purchase a special edition 16 oz. tumbler for $4.99. One dollar from each tumbler purchase can help the No Kid Hungry campaign connect children in need to up to 10 meals.
Guests who purchase the new tumblers will receive lemonade refills for just $1.00 on returning visits through September, with 10 percent of the lemonade proceeds also going toward No Kid Hungry.
Corner Bakery Cafe has partnered with Share Our Strength for the past five years and expects to surpass $1 million in total contributions to Share Our Strength.
About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Find out more at NoKidHungry.org.
* Follow along on twitter @nokidhungry or using hashtag #nokidhungry, and connect with No Kid Hungry on Facebook.
Note: This is a social good post and no compensation was received.
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