chehThis is my second year serving as a compensated blogger correspondent for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign by ConAgra Foods.

The easiest volunteering you will do all year: Enter a code found on groceries you already purchase and a meal will be donated to a hungry child in America.

Almost 17 million children in the United States don’t get enough food.

That’s one in five kids who, when they go to their mom or dad and say “I’m hungry”, their parent may not be able to provide anything for them.

There are kids in this country who do not know where their next meal is coming from.

And while lucky parents like you and me dread grocery shopping (mainly because of the hassle), other parents simply don’t have a cent to spend at the store.

We can help hungry families feed their children! All we have to do is look for the red pushpin on specially marked packages of ConAgra Foods brands when we hit the grocery store.  After purchasing these foods simply locate the eight-digit code found on the package and enter the code at  www.facebook.com/ChildHungerEndsHere, www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com, or the handy wideget on the right hand side of my blog.

Here’s how that simple shopping and typing will help feed the hungry in our country: For every code entered by 8/31/13, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The goal is the donation of 3 million meals by the summer’s end!

Other easy-peasy ways you can contribute to the alleviation of child hunger:

  • The 2013 Child Hunger Ends Here campaign is supported by musical artists lending their voices to spread awareness for child hunger, Voices for Hope. You can download songs (some are free!) by Cody Simpson, Amber Riley, Tori Kelly and more!

Sometimes I get the guilts as a busy mom that I’m not out there in the field volunteering for non-profits, as I used to do as a single person. So while I can’t serve a meal at the soup kitchen very often, I *can* totally enter in that code on the jar of Peter Pan peanut butter.

As the summer season craziness begins (camps! swim team! vacations! madness!), let’s all count our many blessings and do a little bit of free, armchair/laptop volunteerism for hungry kids.

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