I was raised with Chef Boyardee, and have fond memories of eating the Spaghetti & Meatballs when I used to go stay with my Grandma. We also keep it on hand in my home for quick meals, or for afternoons that my kids specifically request it.
A couple of weeks ago I pulled out a can for lunch and I noticed the Child Hunger Ends Here label on the front.
I read the information on the Chef Boyardee label, and proceeded to go online and enter a code. FYI, these codes are found on select ConAgra foods, one code equals one meal (12.5 cents) to be donated to Feeding America by 8/31/2013. So I decided that the next time we ate a product with a code on it, I would tell my son, and have him go online and enter the code. This was perfect timing, since at my son’s school they had discussed how we can be more like Jesus, and assigned the kids to write a couple of sentences with their own ideas. One of the sentences my son came up with was “helping those who are hungry”.
Around a week later, I found another code on Peanut Butter and set it aside. I told my son about the program and asked him if he wanted to put in the code. We then went to the website, I had him enter in the information, and we discussed what he learned in school and how this was feeding someone who was hungry. I could see that he was taking in the information. In addition, we talked about how he could make a difference in another person’s life by performing a task like this.
I was glad he and I could have this conversation, and I will continue to let him enter the codes and discuss how we are helping others. I hope to encourage him to think of others in need and look for ways that he can help. For more information on this program visit childhungerendshere.com.
How do you teach your children about giving to others in need?