This is a sponsored post, completed in cooperation with The Motherhood. As always, all opinions are my very own.

Giving back to the community is really important to my family. My husband and I try to set a good example for the kids and get them involved in any kind of volunteering opportunities that we can. They participate in the kids’ clean up day in our community. We donate clothes and toys. We donate food to our local pantry several times a year. I think it’s important to keep them involved and explain to them why we are donating.

Why?

Because a community with active kids tends to be a vibrant, functioning community.

Donating to our local food pantry is extremely important to us. Our food pantry is the fourth largest food pantry in the area and serves approximately 300 families or 1,200 individuals each month. And they need all the help they can get.

Recently, we were asked to take part by becoming a ConAgra Foods Child Hunger Correspondent. The boys and I were armed with a $50 gift card to help out our local food pantry. We checked their website first to see what their current needs were so that we could maximize our donation.

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After school, we headed to Target to get our shopping on! The boys were on a mission to get as much as they could with their $50.

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And they got a lot!

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They couldn’t wait to drop off our donation to the food pantry so we went straight from the store.

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On the way back from dropping off our donation, my oldest asked me a very serious question.

So, if people don’t have any food, they just don’t eat?

Sadly, yes.  And they are kids just like him. 16 million kids in America aren’t getting the food they need. That’s why ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation are harnessing the power of youth to tackle this issue in neighborhoods across the country.

People tend to forget about their local food pantries throughout the year. There’s big push during the holidays but, sadly, those donations don’t last long. Consider donating a bag of food each month to your local food pantry. If everyone who could did it, they could easily keep their shelves stocked!

For more than 20 years, ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have been committed to fighting child hunger in America, donating food and investing in partnerships to find solutions that are within reach. Discover more about ConAgra Foods’ approach to fighting child hunger at http://bit.ly/1EMIXXH.

Solving child hunger isn’t something we can do alone! Hear what kids thought about the issue and ways we all might be able to help.

Tell us how you and your family are fighting child hunger in your community using the #FightHungerTogether hashtag!

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