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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fighting Childhood Hunger With Welch's Fruit Snacks

This conversation has been sponsored, either with payment or product, but the opinions are my own.

Guys, I want to talk about a serious issue that families across the nation face. The statistics on hunger are no laughing matter and considering that the United States is a wealthy nation, it is time that we all take a step to stop hunger, in children, adults, animals... you name it, there is a need for food, and we waste so much of it!


In the U.S. 1 in 5 kids face hunger, which means there are children in classrooms across the country who may not have the energy to focus engage, learn and grow which can lead to long-term effects such as grade repetition and developmental impairments.

To help fight child hunger, Welch's® Fruit Snacks has partnered with Feeding America® the nation's largest hunger-relief and food rescue organization.  From now through October 2016, Welch's® Fruit Snacks has committed to providing 1 million meals to children in needWelch's® Fruit Snacks is calling on consumers across the country to help fill the lunchboxes. When consumers buy Welch's® Fruit Snacks and submit a proof of purchase, Welch's® Fruit Snacks will donate an additional $1.00(11 meals) to Feeding America® with the goal of reaching 1.6 million meals donated!

Here's how you can do your part and join Welch's® Fruit Snacks to fight childhood hunger:
  1. Buy any Welch's® Fruit Snacks
  2. Snap a photo of the packaging
  3. Submit your photo by either:
·         Texting "lunch" to 811-811
·         Uploading it at fillthelunchbox.com
*For each photo received, Welch's® Fruit Snacks will donate $1.00 to Feeding America®.



My friends at Welch's need your help to share this message and to help fill the lunchboxes of children across the nation.  Buy any package of Welch's Fruit Snacks {I love the concord grape ones!!} and snap a shot of the package. Send it to 811-811 with the text of "lunch" and Welch's will donate $1 to Feeding America. 



Pretty simple right? While $1 is not much money, imagine the impact that dollar will have in the life of a hungry child or family!

Welch's is making lunchtime sweeter for the school kids for sure, but they want to offer you a little something too. They asked me to offer one of my readers a snack pack of Welch's Fruit Snacks and I could resist because this is a cause that means so much to me. Every week my children are asked to select 5 items from either the grocery store or our pantry on the weeks we don't need to shop and place it in a reusable shopping bag. We drop these items off at our local community action so that we can share our wealth with our community.

I hope that my kids realize how fortunate we are to be in a position to help others. My family is not rich in finances, but when we compare our situation to others around the world, it is obvious how wealthy we really are. We have a safe home, the luxury of clean running water, electricity, appliances for cleaning clothes and dishes. We always have 3 meals on our table and we have our health. Dropping off groceries at Community Action is one way we can help those in need in our community. I applaud the sweethearts at Welch's for recognizing the need and stepping to the plate to bring something to the plates of those that might not have anything to put on their own plate.

So, my dear sweet readers, please, buy a box of Welch's, let your kids enjoy a snack, then snap a shot of the box and text it over to 811-811 so that other families can stop stressing over food. In the meantime, enter to win a selection of fruit snacks courtesy of my friends at Welch's. This giveaway will end on 9-7-16 and is open to US residents 18 and older.



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39 comments:

  1. No I have not donated Fruit Snacks to a food pantry but it wouldn't hurt to try!

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  2. I haven't donated fruit snacks just the normal canned goods!

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  3. No but it sounds like a good idea

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  4. I haven't donated them to a food pantry.

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  5. I have not donated that yet.

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  6. No I haven't donated fruit snacks just canned and boxed goods!

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  7. No i have never donated fruit snacks. I should in the future.

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  8. No, but I have donated other food.

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  9. What a great idea!

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  10. Just canned goods during the drives.

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  11. I never have.

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  12. I would love to but I just cant seem to keep a box unopened!

    Lori Jackson

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  13. Nope, I usually donate canned items.

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  14. I haven't but it makes me realize what a great idea it would be! I plan to in the future.

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  15. no, but i have given them lots of fresh veggies

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  16. I have not donated welch's fruit snack, I mainly donate can goods and dry box goods.

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  17. I have never donated fruit snacks.

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  18. I have never donated fruit snacks to a food pantry before only can goods. I never thought about donating fruit snacks before.

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  19. I do not believe that I have donated fruit snacks to a food pantry, but other snacks I have donated.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  20. I have never donated fruit snacks before, but it would be a fun treat.

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  21. I've never donated fruit snacks to a food pantry. I usually give canned goods.

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  22. No, I haven't donated any snacks to a food pantry

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  23. Yes, I have donated fruit snacks to our local food pantry.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  24. I have donated food to a pantry but I don't think I've donated fruit snacks.

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  25. I have donated food to food banks before. I don't think I have donated fruit snacks.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. I have not donated fruit snacks to our local food pantry

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  27. I have not donated fruit snacks to a food bank before. Never though of that.

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  28. I honestly have never thought about doing that but a great idea!

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  29. No I have never donated fruit snacks before.

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