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Abbott Champions for KidsOne thing I love about being a blogger is that I can help shed light on important issues.  I can bring readers information about issues affecting their communities and ways they can help.  And, while I appreciate the desire to help wherever help is needed, I’m particularly interested in assisting those within our own communities.

Hunger

 

Many of us are unaware of the number of children without adequate food in the US.  Did you know that over 16 million children in the US are food insecure, meaning they are unable to consistently rely on a nutritious food source.

I’ll admit, until fairly recently I had no idea how prevalent an issue this is.  After the horrible tornadoes that came through here in April, we donated to our community food bank and saw information about the Weekenders Backpack Program.  The participating schools are given backpacks of food {filled with enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches, and three snacks} to hand out to children in need on Fridays.

While programs like this exist in other areas as well, it’s still not enough.  That’s where programs like the Champions for Kids SIMPLE Service Project:  Abbott Nutrition Pack A Snack come in handy.

Abbott Nutrition Pack A Snack Program

 

This is such an easy and inexpensive way to help; anyone really can do it!

LEARN:

  • Educate yourself.  Learn what needs are in your area.  You can do this in a variety of ways, either inviting someone to speak to a group {food bank worker, social worker, shelter worker, etc.} or you can go visit their location.

GATHER:

  • Get together with the folks you know and gather nutritious food items {Pediasure®, Pediasure Sidekicks®, ZonePerfect® bars, etc.}.

GIVE:

  • Take your gathered items and deliver them to shelters, food banks, schools, etc.

Other Tips

 

This is a great way to teach your children about community service.  It is important for them to know that everyone is not as fortunate as they are, and if they are in a position to help, it’s a great idea to do so!

Make it a regular thing.  Write it in a calendar, set a Google calendar reminder, whatever you have to do.  Ensure that you are helping regularly.  Once is great, but more is better!

Think outside the box.  See how many others you can get involved.  What creative ways can you find to gather items?

I’d love to hear about your experiences with the campaign!!

Next week you’ll find out what we’ve put together and who will receive our packs!

True Confessions:  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All opinions are my own.