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As we’re all planning and prepping for our holiday meals, it’s easy to forget that so many others in our world struggle to find their next meal. In fact…
“Right here in the United States, 1 out of every 5 children do not know where their next meal is coming from. That’s 16 million suffering from child hunger.”
It’s heartbreaking to think how this means my kids are probably sitting next to more than one child in their own classrooms who are struggling with hunger.
Commit a Random Act of Kindness by Sharing a Meal!
So I’m partnering with Unilever Project Sunlight to spread awareness and encourage YOU and your kids to “Share A Meal to Help Turn the Tables on Child Hunger in America.”
Here’s one easy way to do it…
#ShareAMeal with this EASY Random Act of Kindness
One simple way to share a meal is through a simple “Dinner’s On Us!” random act of kindness.
Get the kids involved in choosing a meal and shopping for the ingredients. We chose a meal of spaghetti since it didn’t have any perishable ingredients, which meant that we could just leave it at a random door.
Then, just pack up the ingredients in a nice basket or bin.
Print and attach one of our (FREE!) “Dinner’s On Us” gift tags. And drop it on the doorstep of any home in your neighborhood.
Grab your FREE “Dinner’s On Us” Gift Tag HERE:
Since hunger has such a stigma in our culture, it’s sometimes hard to identify a particular family in need. You could try “investigating” by asking your pastor or church leader if they know of a family in need. Or choose a random house in a lower income area of your community.
More About Unilever Project Sunlight
Unilever Project Sunlight is an initiative to create a brighter future for children.
“Unilever Project Sunlight believes that even the smallest act – whether it’s sharing a meal, donating time or money, or volunteering – can make a difference when multiplied over time and help build a brighter future for children.”
So this Fall, they are focusing on child hunger.
On October 13th, they premiered an original documentary revealing the power of a shared meal for families across America. Check out the Going to Bed Hungry: The Changing Face of Child Hunger documentary here.
Don’t forget your FREE “Dinner’s On Us” Gift Tag:
Have you ever done a random act of kindness? Have you ever shared a meal? How will you and your kids help fight childhood hunger?
More Family Service Activities:
- 5 Easy Ways to Fight Hunger as a Family
- 9 Acts of Kindness Kids Can Do for Community Caregivers
- About Service Learning for Kids
Ms. Christi says
I am a school bus driver and I watch how excited the kids get just to see the bus coming to get them so they can have 2 meals a day. This is a real problem everywhere not just in the cities. I know some of these kids literally only get breakfast and lunch at school, but no dinner at home. In a way bus drivers are rescuers and saviors to some of our kids. I am definitely going to start doing this for the babies on my bus that I know need it and try to get other drivers to do this also with their bus babies. It’s truly inexpensive and we would have peace of mind knowing that these babies no matter their age are going to have a hot meal at home because someone cared enough to make sure they have a meal at home to eat.
Krissy of B-Inspired Mama says
It’s so heartbreaking, isn’t it?! But to know there are caring people like you in their lives makes my heart happier. Thank you!
I would love to do this idea in my own community. You are an inspiration
I am planning on doing this in the new year. The plan is to place a complete dinner into reusable shopping bags and include recipe card of the donors favourite dinner idea with the food donation. I am totally pumped! We have to start seeing those in need as our neighbours and a part of our community family.
Krissy of B-Inspired Mama says
I love your idea of using the reusable grocery bags and adding the recipe card. Thanks for sharing!
Asia Rosario says
This is SUCH a cute idea! Love this and thank you for sharing!!