How many children in America suffer from starvation? How many people survive by digging for food in a garbage can? According to ConAgra Foods Foundation, “More than 16 million, or almost one in five, American children are at risk of hunger.” While many federal programs exist working to reduce these horrible statistics, the unfortunate truth is our world is hungry. Many families suffer from starvation while others indulge in delicious five course meals. While food is meant to be appreciated, it is also meant to be shared. Follow CL’s guide to donating canned goods and help fight hunger!
First, stock up on non-perishables. Next time you are at the local grocery store and see a 10 for 10 dollars special, splurge! Consider buying products with nutritious value such as canned vegetables, canned soup, peanut butter, pasta, rice and canned meat.
Next, find a food drive. Visit Feeding America and discover food drives in your area, or look out for canned food drives organized by local churches and service groups. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also has helpful resources on websites and what to consider when donating.
You can also start your own food drive! Move for Hunger provides a simple step-by-step guide to finding a location, creating a list of non-perishable goods and tips on advertising. Market your event with Facebook and Twitter. Reaching more people leads to more donations- ultimately helping you achieve your goal.
Whether you choose to participate in a drive or plan your own, encourage friends and family to participate! Start competitions with your sorority, co-workers and classmates. Tell them why you’re passionate about ending world hunger and how they can help.