Champions For Kids & Jennie-O Turkey #Fiesta4Kids

Central Florida has a hunger problem. This sign inside Second Harvest Food Bank pretty much sums it up. Hunger can impact anyone, but it’s not a subject people choose to openly discuss.

WhoIsHungry

I know summer is especially tough for hungry school-aged kids, millions of children lose access to school breakfasts, lunches and after-school snacks they usually receive during the regular school year. My family hosted an untraditional taco fiesta featuring Jennie-O ground turkey to celebrate Father’s Day. Even the pickiest of eaters can have fun building their own taco creations!

JennieO

We had some boating fun and afterwards had an extremely low-key and “simple” gathering.

FiestaFun

Most importantly, we collected non-perishable foods for Second Harvest Food Bank so hungry families can eat.

Donations

From June 1 to June 30, Champions for Kids is partnering with Jennie-O Turkey to encourage community projects across the country benefiting children in need of a nutritious meals this summer. Called SIMPLE Service Projects, the idea is to host or organize an event to collect non-perishable foods that you would then donate to a local organization that serves children in need, such as a food pantry, shelter or daycare center.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort or planning…but the impact is huge. There are many ways to get involved (have a food collection party, volunteer at your local food bank, and/or donate). Looking for ideas, Champions for Kids shared 4 easy steps here.

To learn more about Simple Service Projects and kid friendly recipes, join the #Fiesta4Kids twitter party on June 24th at 1 pm EST. 

Disclosure: I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

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