last month's Project Night Night donation. Throughout the month of October I had 37 comments, equaling a $18.50 donation to help children find comfort at night, no matter where they are. Thank you for all of the comments!
In November I'm continuing my efforts to help children in need by donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to the No Kid Hungry campaign.
If you follow my blog, my passion for our youth and combating hunger is no surprise to you. This is why I'm excited to contribute to the No Kid Hungry campaign this month. With core partners like the Food Network and Wal-Mart, and national partners like Tyson (who is the company we sell our hogs too), this campaign has a lot of energy and attention. According to their website, "The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority."
The statistics on childhood hunger in the United States is amazing and sad. Even though it might not be visible to the casual eye, one in five children in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. When kids are hungry, they have a higher chance of having short and long term illnesses, as well as they can have both behavioral and emotional problems.
As a Mom, I hate to see any kid not have access to basic needs, such as food. My heart hurts for them and I want to help them. I think it is the natural, nurturing instinct of all mothers. As a farmer, I work hard to care for our livestock and land. I take pride in providing for my family and others. No Kid Hungry does a great job of bringing my voices, the voices of government officials, business leaders, and other caring citizens together to work on solutions. If we all work together, and bring more awareness, we can help hungry children nationwide.
So help me share the No Kid Hungry message by commenting on any of my blog posts all month long, bringing awareness of the campaign to your family and friends, and by sharing your own stories of solutions. Share about some successful combating hunger programs in your community. What ideas do you have to help alleviate childhood hunger in the United States? Be sure to Comment for a Cause!