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Your Text Can Help Fight Hunger!

by Jason on October 5, 2011

The other day I stopped off at the grocery store to stock up on snacks for the big football game – Bears vs. Packers.

I’m a die-hard Bears fan, and the Packers are the arch enemy!  Every game against them is big!  The result was less than stellar for my team, but there was still good news that came out of it.

On the way home I noticed something on the bottom of my receipt.

Here’s what it said:

Text “HUNGER” and your zip code to 71717 and Kraft Foods will donate one meal to your local Feeding America Food Bank!

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What a brilliant and easy way to fight hunger and donate to your local Food Bank!

So I figured I’d give my readers a chance to do the same.  It’s simple, easy, and you’ll donate one meal to your local Food Bank!

So please, take 10 seconds and text “HUNGER” AND YOUR ZIP CODE to 71717!

A big thanks goes to Kraft for being willing to donate meals!  You can check out more by going to Kraft’s Fight Hunger Facebook Page.

Let’s See How Many Meals We Can Donate

Leave a comment below and/or hit me up on Twitter to let me know you donated a meal!

Each one adds up!

Food and Poverty Statistics from Feeding America

You can check out Feeding America’s website for more information on these statistics:

  • In 2009, 50.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33 million adults and 17.2 million children
  • In 2009, 14.7 percent of households (17.4 million households) were food insecure.
  • In 2009, 5.7 percent of households (6.8 million households) experienced very low food security.
  • In 2009, households with children reported food insecurity at almost double the rate for those without children, 21.3 percent compared to 11.4 percent.
  • In 2009, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (21.3 percent), especially households with children headed by single women (36.6 percent) or single men (27.8 percent), Black non-Hispanic households (24.9 percent) and Hispanic households (26.9 percent).
  • In 2009, 7.8 percent of seniors living alone (884,000 households) were food insecure.

Let me know if you joined in the effort by commenting below and Please RT this post!

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