The majority of our kids look forward to summer time. Summer times means no school, no going to bed early and being able to play outside until the sun goes down. At least that’s the way it should be. Unfortunately, more kids than we realize dread summer time because it means they don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Did you know that only 1 out of 6 students who receive free or reduced-fee meals during the school year continue to receive meals during the summer months? When schools lets out, they lose access to school breakfasts, lunches and snacks. That’s why Post has partnered with Champions for Kids to create this simple service project. All you have to do to participate is gather your family, friends, and co-workers to fight childhood hunger in the summer by hosting a Post Bowls of Hope food drive! Ask each person to bring nutritious food items like Post cereals to donate to a local food pantry in your community.
Post has several healthy cereal options for the family. I never realized that Fruity Pebbles were gluten free nor did I know that Post Raisin Bran contained no high fructose corn syrup. And when you break down the cost per serving for a bowl a cereal, it’s really quite economical. The box of Raisin Bran that I purchased was $2.98. With 12 servings per box, that’s only 25¢ per serving! That’s makes Post cereals an excellent choice when choosing an item to donate to your local food pantry.
As a mom, it’s important to me that my daughter eats nutritious food. I often take it for granted that I’m able to go to my local Walmart and buy whatever groceries I need (you can see my full shopping experience in my Google+ album). When I heard about this simple service project, I knew I had to participate and I knew exactly what I would do. Engage the moms in my playgroup with a fun activity that would double as way to give back to our community. What’s more fitting than a moms night out/food drive?
This Friday members from Moms of Jonesboro and the Jonesboro Newcomers Club are joining forces to not only have a little fun mom style but also collect donations for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. So if you see us out and about Friday evening, stop by and say “hi” and if you want, make a donation.
Make sure to follow the Post on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with their latest promotions and offers. You can also follow Champions For Kids on their Facebook and Twitter accounts to read all about the awesome simple service projects going on across the country! You can also follow hashtag #PostCFK to keep up with the latest information!
— East 9th Street (@East9thStreet) June 28, 2012
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