Did you know that 43% of low-income families say it’s harder to make ends meet in the summer months. Families spending more on food say that, on average, their grocery bills are about $300 higher every month when kids are out of school.
Free summer meals are a way to make sure our kids are getting healthy food when school isn’t in session. These free, healthy meals are available to kids and teens age 18 and under at thousands of sites across the country. These sites are funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, approved by state agencies, and run at safe local organizations like schools, churches and community centers.
Also please visit recipefornokidhungry.com for more information on Kmart's Virtual Bake Sale where you can share recipes from the lovely Sandra Lee. For each recipe shared, Kmart will donate $1.00 to Share Our Strength's Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry up to $10,000.
Join our Twitter Party this week to learn more about how you can support the No Kid Hungry program.
Twitter Party Date: Thursday, August 8th
Time: 1PM EST (10AM PST, 11AM MST, 12PM CST)
Twitter Party Hosts: @Kmart, @TapInfluence, @ shopyourway, @bakesale4NKH, @typennington, @grillhappiness
Twitter Party Co-hosts: @blueviolet, @FaithfulProv, @modpodgerocks, @ahelicoptermom, @life_yourway, @BonBonRoseGirls, @TonyaStaab, @forthemommas, @ParentPalace, @30daysblog, @SimpleStephD, @TheVspotBlog, @ModernDayMoms, @cindyhopper, @taradaramadeit, @TaraZiegmont, @CelebrateAtHome, @according2kelly, @AFewShortcuts, @bargainbriana
Kmart is making a guaranteed donation of $100,000 to Share Our Strength regardless of the total value of purchase transactions through the Shop You Way Charity Gift Registry and the number of new Kmart Birthday Club registrations that take place through August 31, 2013. Share Our Strength is a non-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501 © (3). For more information on Share Our Strength, visit www.nokidhungry.com.
* This amount was determined on the basis that $1 can help connect a child with up to 10 nutritious meals, which is, in turn, based on the individual experiences of Share Our Strength’s grant recipients. It is provided to illustrate how community investments can be used to help end childhood hunger. Each contribution made to Share Our Strength represents a contribution to its original mission. Donations will be used to reach the highest number of children facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kmart. The opinions and text are all mine.