Child Hunger Ends Here – with us. With you. With me. With young music stars, too. #ChildHunger

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1 in 5 children in the United States of America suffers from food insecurity. That’s over 17 million children.  You know all those commercials we see, and infomercials, pamphlets and ads that come to our mailboxes?  All those starving children across the world?  They are here, at home, as well.  That’s not acceptable to me.  It infuriates me.  Unfortunately, I do not have a wallet nor the bank account as large as my heart so I have to find creative ways to make a difference and try to help stop this food insecurity.  Child Hunger Ends Here, a campaign started by ConAgra Foods to get rid of child hunger in America,  is a really great way for the “rest” of us to be able to give back, to help others.

This is the fourth year for Child Hunger Ends Here.  This year, CHEH is working with some top musical artists moms (like me!), kids and employees to donate up to 3 million meals.  Fill a Heart is a song meant to inspire- and has a version sung by Carly Rae JepsenTori KellyAmber Riley and Cody Simpson. You can download Cody Simpson and Amber Riley’s versions of Fill a Heart for FREE from Child Hunger Ends Here! These talented kids have given their time and talent to this cause in the hopes of inspiring other kids to get involved and help work to decrease child hunger.  Tori Kelly’s version will be available on iTunes 3/18 with proceeds going to CHEH.

marie callenders chicken pot pie

What can YOU do?  Well, you can do just what I do.  If you buy a ConAgra product, look for the big red push pin on the packaging.  There will be a code on that package that you can enter right over in my sidebar —->  OR, just below this paragraph.  It’s super easy.  It’ll cost you nothing but a few seconds of your time.  It WILL ask your zip code, and no, that’s not because they are going to come visit you.  Your codes entered can be sent to a food bank near to you so that you can help locally.  Isn’t that cool?  (Just so you know, you will be asked with each code to enter your zip code.  It’s an extra half second of time.)  It’s SO easy and takes almost no time.

Every time you enter an 8-digit product code at ChildHungerEndsHere.com, you also have the option to submit a zip code and give your local food bank a chance to receive the monetary equivalent of 80,000 meals from the total donations ConAgra Foods makes to Feeding America through the Child Hunger Ends Here program this year. If two million codes or more are entered, then the ten food banks nationwide with the most codes entered within their service area (based on zip codes) will each receive $10,000 (the equivalent of 80,000 meals) from ConAgra Foods to support the important work of feeding local children and their families.

There are over 151,000 kids going hungry in the state of Connecticut alone. We’re a smaller state.  That’s a lot.  I’m happy to say over 471,000 meals have already been donated as I write this since Child Hunger Ends Here began the 2013 campaign, but let’s get that number HIGHER!! Let’s hit 3 million!

If you are on Twitter, please join us from 1-2pm EST March 14 for a Twitter party discussing #ChildHunger and what we can do to help.  

 

This is a sponsored post with The Motherhood. Opinions are my own.

 

 

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  • I will definitely be looking for the big red push pink on ConAgra products. Too many kids go hungry.

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  • This is so great. I have been sharing this on Twitter. There are too many hungry children. I knew there was a reason I have always loved Nestle besides their products!

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  • I Love this! I bought Peter Pan Peanut butter and thats where I discovered it at first! Happy to know I can enjoy Pot Pie and help as well :)

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  • I buy these products all the time — I will watch for this. I have never noticed it before.

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  • I save and enter to codes, I think it is the most generous thing a company can do too but it’s the consumer who decides if he or she will take action and follow through with the program!

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  • They have had this promotion before i love it i always participate

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  • We don’t buy processed foods but I’m still glad you brought this to my attention. It’s easy to have a “not in my backyard” attitude, unfortunately.

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  • ilove the idea and i love marie calenders pot pie

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  • I buy conagra products all the time, I will be sure to look for the push pins. This is a really great cause!

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  • Thanks for sharing this great cause with me!

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  • I love companies that help to make the world a better place.

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  • That’s cool. I’ve never bought that product before though.

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  • I am glad that we have this program here in the United States. I know we have a lot of kids who suffer from being hungry.

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  • sounds like a great cause

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  • What a wonderful idea.

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  • What a great program to help our hungry children here in the United States. I will definitely be looking for the ChildHunger tags on ConAgra products.

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  • good company for doing this to help..glad it helps out our local city

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  • I am like you in that I want to help, but my bank account will not allow that. :( But this program, that I didn’t know about until now, will allow me to do that. I will start buying more ConAgra products.

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  • Such a great campaign, I like knowing that people are helping.

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  • Awesome program. I will start buying ConAgra more often!

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  • such a great campaign!!! I loved reading about it!

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  • This sounds like a great cause! Thank you!

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  • If I buy any of the products, I will sure to look for the push pin. I don’t buy them much, but this is a great thing they are doing.

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  • Thanks for the info, sounds like a great program!

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  • Such a good cause!

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  • Food insecurity is a serious issue, it is good to see anything that sheds light on it!

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  • Thanks for the info – I just bought some Blue Bonnet Margarine with that logo on it – I’ll have to go enter it now!

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  • oh wow this is great definitely going to make a note of it on my next shopping trip

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  • Great program, thank you for giving us this information.

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  • We live in a poor area, and fortunately our school offers food for the kids over the summer (even for those who do not go to summer school).

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  • Great information! Thanks for your time to tell about this!

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  • Great info! Thanks for sharing, I love the link to local food banks as well.

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  • really must start entering those codes.

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  • I’ve been going through some things I just bought today like Orville Redenbachers and Marie Callender’s but can’t find the darn red push code on either. Had I known before shopping, I would have looked for boxes with them on it. I will continue looking and will look forward to entering these codes soon. Thanks for the heads-up

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  • Great information, thanks for helping to spread the word about this important cause.

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  • It is so sad to think that children go to bed hungry in this country. We need to unite with the effort to end it. I will support ConAgra products to help in this effort

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  • Great Program, but it is sad that it is necessary to have it.

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  • This is wonderful, I bookmarked it to remind myself to fill in codes and share, thanks for sharing.

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  • This is such a good cause. It is far too sad that 1 in 5 kids has to worry about food.

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  • What a great program!! I’ll look forward to entering codes to do my part!

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  • I would participate but we never buy processed foods. Everything (except pasta sauces and hard cheeses) are made from scratch. When you stop working to have a baby, gotta learn to live on less or else I’d be signed up for free meals!

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    • We don’t buy a ton either- I usually combine coupons with a sale and donate it all :)

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  • This is a great cause I will certainly be adding any codes I obtain.

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  • Great cause- I will have to check to see if our food has a code on it!

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  • GREAT PROGRAM!

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  • This is a great cause. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  • How cool! I can’t wait to enter codes to help!

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  • This is such an awesome campaign because it’s an easy way to help – anyone can do this. I always feel guilty when I can’t donate money to the places in those commercials – but THIS is something I CAN do.

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  • I am not a huge fan of Big Ag, bit this is a great cause and I applaud them for supporting it. Now if only they would concentrate on cleaning up their agricultural practices…..

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  • great program! thanks for sharing

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  • What a great program to learn about. I do occasionally buy ConAgra product and I will remember this!

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