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With the new school year just a couple of weeks away here in Virginia, we’ve been busy buying school supplies, backpacks, and new lunch boxes for the kids. We are also stocking up on some easy lunch and dinner items. While we were at Sam’s Club last weekend, we saw some signage and a demo for the Champions for Kids’ Hunger Heroes initiative to help feed hungry kids. When we can combine our family shopping with caring for those who need a little extra help, we are all over it. As you can see, we make it a family effort!
During the school year, we make sure that we pack a fun, nutritious, and balanced lunch for each of our kids every day and we make sure that they have access to breakfast, dinner, and after-school snacks. We are very fortunate in that, but a lot of the children in our schools are not so lucky. An alarmingly high number of kids in our district are on free or reduced lunch programs and eat breakfast at the schools every morning. For some of these kids, these may be the only meals that they have during the day. These children are in the same classes as my three and, when I volunteer in the classroom, I can see the effect that hunger can have on a struggling student.
With Hunger Heroes, your family can fly in to save the day for many of these hungry kids. All throughout August, when you head to your local Sam’s Club and purchase a Tyson Fully Cooked Nuggets 5 lb. bag, a KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner 7.25 oz. 12-pack, and/or a Capri-Sun 6 oz. 40-pack, Tyson and Kraft will help feed a child in need by donating 4 oz. protein, 2.5 oz. KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, and/or 6 oz. Capri-Sun. If you are feeling extra generous, grab an extra 12-pack of KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinners and an extra 40-pack of Capri-Sun and do your own Simple Service Project through your local food bank or someone that you know who is down on their luck.
Plus, if you head out to any Sam’s Club store this weekend, August 9-10, you’ll be able to attend a demo between 12-4 pm so that you can have a few samples. We went last weekend and the guy doing the demo was incredibly nice. Afterwards, we went home and, of course, the kids were screaming for mac & cheese and chicken nuggets for dinner. After a long day of running errands and finishing up chores around the house, we were only too pleased to accommodate.
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And, naturally, they washed it all down with a Capri-Sun and put the empty pouches into our Capri-Sun Terracycle collection. At the end of the day, my kids are well fed, we are helping to feed those less fortunate, and we are helping our planet and community by Terracycling the empty pouches. Yeah, I guess you could say that, just for a moment, we kind of feel like superheroes.
While you’re at it, stop by and play this Hunger Heroes Game for a chance to win free Club Tyson prizes.
Are there hungry kids in your school? Do you see them struggle? How can you help? Leave us a comment and share your tips and stories.
Nina Say says
Hungry kids is one of the biggest problems, ever. I’m so glad to see this, thank you.
it’s very sad we have to deal with hunger issues in this day and age
Valerie Remy-Milora says
No child should know hunger. We all need to do what we can when we can to make sure kids are safe and fed.
What a great way to help give back. It is sad to think of a child going hungry.
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
Such a wonderful way to give back.
Angela S says
It’s so hard to think that there are so many kids going hungry in our society. This is a great program and a way to help. Kudos to Tyson!
Sarah @ Must Have Mom says
I love this! What an awesome cause.
Cyndi @ MrsWrightWrites says
This is a great way to include children in the fight for hunger. I love it!
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
Our school is over 90% free and/or reduced lunch. It makes me SO sad. I love that Tyson, KRAFT and Capri-Sun are doing this!!
Jen - Life With Levi says
Such a fantastic cause! I love to see companies giving abck.
Shell Feis says
This is a great program. I’m sure there are lots of kids in need in our area.
What a great program
You really can’t miss a campaign like this. You get to help those in need by doing what you would be doing anyway.
This is a terrific way to give back!
What a great program! Good to see big companies stepping up to help with such a big problem.
Love this program, so wonderful of Sam’s Club for helping out!
No child should ever go hungry. This is such a great program.
As a teacher, I realized long ago that all kids do not have family dinner like I grew up having. I always like to have extra snacks and things in the class. When someone is really hungry, you know. So glad to hear that brands are working together to help communities.
This is such a wonderful program!
Liz Mays says
Yes, I’ve seen it because I used to work as a lunch mom when my kids were in school. I always appreciate programs like this.