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.
I 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.
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:
- Non-Perishable Grains
- Spreads: Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Instant Meals & Soups
- Canned Fruits & Vegetables
- Canned Protein
- Personal Care
- Baby Needs
- Sauces & Gravies
- 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.