I’ve talked about childhood hunger in America before, and I’ll talk about it again and again. Hunger’s youngest victims are too often invisible to us, yet the reality is that 1 in 5 children (16 million — that’s the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago combined) aren’t sure when or from where they’ll get their next meal.
These hungry littles — they’re our neighbors and our children’s friends. They look just like us, so it may never cross our minds that they’re food insecure. But too many are.
This short documentary Going to Bed Hungry: The Changing Face of Child Hunger was just released this week from Unilever Project Sunlight, and it reveals the power and a promise of a shared meal for families across America.
I’m happy to be partnering with Unilever Project Sunlight to encourage people to get involved and help turn the tables on childhood hunger – by taking small steps to live sustainably, using less and sharing even more.
There’s a fantastic tool kit on Project Sunlight website with super simple but impactful ideas on how to #ShareAMeal and raise awareness. I highly encourage you to take a look because something as simple as packing a lunch for a neighborhood child makes a difference.
I’d love if you’d help me raise awareness and share the Going to Bed Hungry video with your community. I’ve embedded it in a tweet, so a simple retweet of my message below will help spread the #ShareAMeal message.
— Liz (@blueviolet) October 14, 2014
Thank you for helping me spread the share a meal message!