Children are my soft spot, and I can’t bear to see them hurting or hungry. Kids are too innocent, too precious, too young to experience suffering, and that’s why you’ll often see me championing causes that come to their aid, like the Denny’s No Kid Hungry annual campaign.
I think it’s easy to pay lip service and say we care about something, but actions speak louder than words, and I’m totally guilty of being self-involved sometimes when I could be helping.
So I step up every year to spread awareness about the #DennysNKH campaign to help feed hungry kids, and there are several ways you can help too (and one involves enjoying a meal at Denny’s! ???)
Ways to Support Denny’s No Kids Hungry Campaign
On your next visit, donate $3 and you’ll receive $9 worth of coupons for diner favorites, redeemable at participating locations. (Good through Oct. 12, 2015)
Make a donation online directly to the campaign. I’ve set up a donation page through my blog to make it easy!
Want to see statistics on hungry kids in your area? (You can view state-by-state hunger statistics here.)
–16 million kids live in food insecure households — that’s 1 out of 5 kids.
–85% of low-income families want to make healthy meals at home for their kids, but 50% are unable to do so.
–3 out of 5 K-8 teachers regularly see hungry kids coming to school.
–47% of SNAPS (formerly Food Stamps) participants are under the age of 18.
–Standardized test scores average a 17.5% increase and school attendance increases when students start the day with a healthy breakfast.
A $1 donation can feed a hungry child up to TEN meals! And that can make a real impact.