Cross Off Hunger with Feeding America #BetterTogether

Each and every day I try to teach my children that we need to appreciate what we have.  I may serve meals that are not their favorite every meal, they may prefer to have something else, but the truth is, they always have their necessities taken care of.  There are so many around the world, so many right here in our state that go without life’s necessities each day.  The facts are astonishing, one out of six Americans are hungry.

I think it is so important to teach our children at a young age, just how important it is to show appreciation for what we have and why we should help as many others as we can.  The simple decisions we make can have impacts and lasting effects.  Guiding them to make the right decisions even at such a young age is vital.

Making Life Better, #BetterTogether, #CbiasI was recently introduced to Unilever’s mission to Cross off Hunger with Feeding America.  Making Life Better is a terrific program designed to help others get involved with Feeding America.  The Unilever family of brands plans to donate two million meals to families in need through Feeding America program.

Making Life Better, Cross off HungerProviding meals to the families is just one part of Unilever’s sustainable living goal.  I always love to see large corporations making steps towards sustainable living.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan – three different core concepts:

  • Improving Health and Well Being – They will help 1 billion people to improve their health and well-being.
  • Reducing Environmental Impact – Their goal is to half the environmental impact of the making and use of their products.
  • Enhancing Livelihoods – They will add hundreds of thousands of small-scale farmers and small distributors to their supply chain.

What Can We Do to Help?

Visit MakingLifeBetter.com to find local food banks in your area, to learn more about the issues involved and what each of us can do to help!

While I visited, I learned about the top ten items food banks are in need of:

  1. Non-Perishable Grains
  2. Spreads: Peanut Butter & Jelly
  3. Instant Meals & Soups
  4. Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  5. Canned Protein
  6. Personal Care
  7. Baby Needs
  8. Sauces & Gravies
  9. Beverages
  10. Help From All of Us!

Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts.  Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop.

My favorite Unilever brand is hands down Bertolli!  I love to have their organic pasta sauces on hand for a quick meal when I’ve had a crazy day (okay so crazier than normal!)  If you aren’t sure which brands fall under the Unilever umbrella, be sure to see which favorites you may already be purchasing to help support Feeding America.

Be sure to stop back in mid-December as I will share one step my family is making to help support a local family in our area that is in need, lets make life #BetterTogether!

Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.

Are you inspired to learn more about Making Life Better?  Connect with Make Life Better on Twitter & Facebook.

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10 thoughts on “Cross Off Hunger with Feeding America #BetterTogether”

  1. We also love Bertolli! We love giving to a local organization right around the corner from us called Mama’s Kitchen and try to buy one non-perishable each week to give to them throughout the year.

  2. I love that you teach your children to be appreciative and role model generosity yourself. Thanks for posting about this- it is a good reminder during this busy holiday time!

  3. I just went through my pantry on Saturday and gave a huge box to our local food bank. I sometimes buy things and then just don’t seem to make them. Or buy too much of something.

  4. I have given to the food bank many times and I can’t believe I never thought of baby items! I am so glad you posted that because so many families may need items to help with a young child and I have only been thinking normal foods that a baby may not be able to eat.

    1. I don’t think I ever thought about it until my first son was born. That night a tornado hit our town and the stores were bare. I really appreciated being able to get diapers from our local bank during those few weeks. Now I know just how important it is 🙂

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