Share Our Strength

I usually don’t post about anything but recipes on this blog, but please read this post…it’s an important one!

Child hunger.

It’s a very sad reality, but in America alone, 1 in every 4 kids is struggling with hunger. 25%!

I know one of the things that you’re immediately thinking about…free lunch programs at schools. Sadly, did you know that the federal nutrition programs are so underutilized that over 16 million children who are eligible for the meals do not receive them?

There’s an organization out there called Share our Strength, whose goal is to end child hunger. A hefty goal, but I am so glad to see the strides that this organization is taking to help our youth. You might have heard of some of their fundraising efforts, like Taste of the Nation and the Great American Bake Sale.

In addition to those fundraisers, larger companies are starting to help with the fight against child hunger as well!

Yahoo! has generously committed to donate $20,000 to Share Our Strength on behalf of all of us, the Foodbuzz community of publishers and readers. Isn’t that awesome!?

To put things in perspective, just $1 will feed 10 nutritious meals to children this summer, so this donation will impact so many of our youth.

Why am I posting this?

 I was chosen as one of the Brand Ambassadors for the  Foodbuzz/Yahoo! Support Share our Strength Program! I decided to apply as an Ambassador, because I love helping when I can, and if I can use my blog to raise awareness, why not? I was offered a gift card to restaurants.com for being an ambassador, but I opted to not receive it since they also gave me the option of donating the gift card to this cause. :-)

And I’ll be honest with y’all..there is a tiny chance of a perk…one of the Ambassadors will get an all-expense paid trip to the 2011 Foodbuzz Festival! (crosses fingers)

However, I would have definitely applied to be an Ambassador anyway. Like I said, I love that I can use my blog to raise awareness for a good cause. :-)

How you can help.

You have the opportunity to show your support of this partnership by setting Yahoo! as your homepage by clicking on this link. Like what they’re doing? Let them know by changing your homepage! You can also tweet or Facebook about the Foodbuzz/Yahoo! Support Share our Strength program to bring awareness to the cause. :-)

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