You’ve heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and although I’m guilty of skipping it far too often, I don’t have to skip it. I have plenty of food available to prepare a hearty breakfast, lunch, dinner and multiple snacks each and every day.
It hurts my heart to know that there are children who have no idea when or even if they’ll be eating that day.
I can’t sit idly by and let that happen.
Denny’s, one of the brands I work most closely with, feels the exact same way. This month, Denny’s kicked off their fifth annual partnership with the No Kid Hungry initiative to ensure that every child gets a nutritious breakfast, because kids with full bellies do better in school.
Check out this infographic to see just how important breakfast is for kids. The benefits of eating breakfast follow kids beyond school into their adult lives. And with 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. today lacking access to enough food to eat, programs like No Kid Hungry are so important in closing that hunger gap.
When I was first learning about No Kid Hungry, the thing that struck me the most was that kids can’t focus on anything else when their basic needs, like hunger, aren’t met. It makes a lot of sense – after all, I know I’m pretty grumpy and useless when I wait too long between meals.
It makes me think about kids in school who might be sleepy, irritable, or misbehaving, because they haven’t had enough to eat that day. Making sure that kids aren’t hungry is such a simple, but so often overlooked solution.
No child should start or end their day with an empty stomach.
Between now and October 12, for just a $3 donation, Denny’s guests will receive $9 worth of coupons for diner favorites, redeemable at participating locations. Guests may also contribute to the campaign with a monetary donation of their choice at dennysnokidhungry.com
A $1 donation can feed a hungry child up to TEN meals! And that can make a real impact.
I’ve set up a personal fundraising page with the goal of raising $500 (up to 5,000 meals) towards their efforts, and I hope you’ll help me reach that. Any amount will help!