Help End #ChildHunger: The Top 11 Items Food Banks Need

 

 

 

With nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States not knowing where their next meal is coming from, my family makes sure to do our part in helping to end Child Hunger.

ConAgra Foods is continuing to work towards ending child hunger by joining forces with Feeding America to engage families across the United States and inspire them to get involved. Feeding America and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have collectively donated more than 275 million pounds of food and invested more than $36 million dollars to combat child hunger since 1993.

I’m looking forward to volunteering at the St. Louis Area Foodbank next month, but until then Hayden and I went to our local grocery store to pick up some food items to donate.

We brought with us a list of Feeding America’s top requested non-perishable items so we could make sure we were buying only what we needed.

 

Top Requested Non-Perishable Food Items

- Cereal

- Pasta

-  Rice

- Canned fruits and vegetables

-  Canned meals such as soups, chili, pasta

- 100% juice

- Peanut butter

-  Pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce

- Macaroni & cheese

- Canned protein – tuna, chicken, turkey

- Beans – canned or dry

 

All of the items above don’t cost much at all. You could get several items if you would spend just $5 on your next grocery trip to donate to your local food pantry. You can visit Feeding America to find a local food pantry near you.

Don’t forget to search for specially marked ConAgra products that feature a red thumb tack. For each specially marked ConAgra Foods you purchase and register online, you will help buy a meal for a child at your local Feeding America food bank. You’ll also get a download of an original song called “Here’s Hope” performed by Jewel, Owl City or Jay Sean.

Stay connected with ConAgra and the Child Hunger Ends Here program! Follow ConAgra on Twitter and like ConAgra on Facebook.

 

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign and have been compensated for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Thanks for helping to spread the word. People do not realize how little it takes to help out.

  2. I’ve worked with them from time to time and I think what they are doing to raise awareness and meet a need is commendable

  3. it takes a little to help a lot :)

  4. There are many times when I am cooking meals for my family that I think about the children that don’t know where the next meal is going to come from. I am thankful for the organizations that try to help.

  5. What an easy way to help! Thanks for sharing this….

  6. Thanks for letting us know!!

  7. What a great program. Thank you for sharing!

  8. I love what Conagra is doing to help relieve childhood hunger!

  9. This makes me happy because those are the kinds of things I donate! A big thanks to Conagra for the push!

  10. Thanks for the list..the fact that these are all inexpensive should make it easier for everyone to donate a little.

  11. What a great program and thanks for the list!

  12. What a great program! Thanks for spreading the word!

  13. Fantastic list – thanks for sharing this to spread the word.

  14. I like this list. It lets me know what they LIKE to receive. I know of some food banks around here that are very picky and I am never sure if I should be giving them sweet cereal or canned fruit. The list helps!

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