Facts About Feeding America and Great Ways You Can Get Involved
As many as 1 in 6 people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Here is what you can do to help…
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
March 10, 2021
Enjoying a meal with your family is a crucial part of the day – one that families value more than ever, but many living in America face food insecurity every day. In fact, as many as 1 in 6 people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
In partnership with Feeding America, Reynolds, the company that makes kitchen favorites such as Reynolds wrap, smart grid parchment paper and slow cooker liners, is on a mission to make sure families have a warm and delicious meal at the dinner table, providing 2 million meals to families and children facing hunger and they have a bunch of great ideas for how you can get involved too.
You can easily get involved. Here’s how to get started:
-You can donate with healthy, nonperishable food items or household goods like these are always welcome
-Go to Feeding America’s website at feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank to find out what the specific needs of your community food bank are because each are a little different.
-Make a donation. Reynolds donated to help supply 2 million meals. Just $1 helps provide at least 10 meals so every little bit helps.
-Volunteers are always needed. Every volunteer experience is a little different and really helps so much. There’s a Feeding America locator tool on their website that can help identify ways to help in your own community.
-Start a Charity Stream. Create a virtual gathering and stream your own mealtime with other friends and family to join in on the giving. There’s a whole page on Feeding America’s website called “Fundraise for Feeding America” where you can learn more about hosting one of these charity streams and other ways to fundraise.
-If you don’t have the means to donate, you can send a thank you card to their frontline staffers. You’d be surprised how much that means to them. Just a simple thank you card to make them feel appreciated. Just go to feedingamerica.org and search “thank a hero.”