Caring Cornucopias

Thanksgiving is a time of year for families to sit together and discuss the things that they are grateful for while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It is perhaps the most opportune time for parents to talk to children about what they are thankful for and the importance of giving. There are many families who will not have the opportunity to celebrate this holiday, as they might like to, and some live in your own town. Your family can...Read more

Food Share Garden

Your family can help feed hungry Americans by sharing your gift of gardening to provide others with nutritious fresh food Here's what you're doing: Growing extra food in your garden to donate to an organization to help feed hungry American families Here's what you need: A plot of land with well-drained soil Gardening tools Seeds or plants Easy accessible water supply and mulch Here's how you do it! Discuss with your children your plan for the...Read more

January Harvest

There is often a post-holiday slump in food donations. Encourage families to pick up some extra non-perishable food items during their holiday shopping. Then kick-off the New Year with a food drive to collect those extras. Interesting fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

Family Food Drive

With your family, hold a food drive in your neighborhood to feed families in need and create awareness about hunger in your community Here's what you're doing: Helping feed hungry or food-insecure families in your community by holding a food drive Here's what you need: Paper or recyclable grocery bags Fliers and markers Tape or staples Here's how you do it! Call a local food pantry or soup kitchen and find out what food items they need Design...Read more

Bank on Our Help

Food banks need food, but they also need people power to get food into the hands of those who need it. Your family can lend a helping hand, while learning about the hunger needs in your community. Interesting Fact: In the U.S., 49 million people don't know where their next meal will come from.Read more

Healthy kits for kids!

Imagine that you are a homeless child... you wake up at the shelter where you and your family are staying. You need to get ready for school, but you do not have toothpaste or a toothbrush. Project: Provide grooming essentials to children in shelters Here's what you need: A 1-gallon size plastic zip-lock bag 1 toothbrush 1 small tube of toothpaste 1 large comb or small hairbrush 1 small bottle of shampoo 1 small face cloth 1 travel size bar of...Read more

Meals on Wheels

Volunteering for "Meals On Wheels" to deliver prepared dinners to homebound seniors is a great opportunity for your family to connect with seniors in your community. Your family can volunteer to deliver the meals and make hand-decorated placemats and greeting cards to be delivered with the meal. Another idea is to make a Toiletry Gift Bag to add to their meal tray.Read more

Snack packs for kids!

Do you often stop to think about how lucky we are to have healthy food to eat? Project: Your family can add a bit of unexpected cheer to child's day! Collect and prepare healthy snacks for hungry kids. Here's what you need: Location of your local soup kitchen or shelter Healthy snacks such as juice boxes, granola bars, packaged fruit cups or diced fruit, individually packaged pretzels and popcorn, fresh fruit (if permitted) Art supplies -...Read more

Pantry Raid

Many food banks experience their lowest level of donations during the spring months. Let's help them restock their shelves! Join generationOn's "What will you bring to the table?" campaign this weekend - raid your pantry to help end child hunger. Here's how it works: Gather your family and, Get an empty bag or box. Open your kitchen cupboards and pick out unopened cans, boxes or bags of nutritious food. Ask your friends, family and kids;...Read more

“We’ve got your back” packs!

Do you ever stop to think about how lucky we are to provide our children with nutritious meals? At least 18.5 million low-income children are expected to receive free or reduced lunches through the National School Lunch Program during the 2009-2010 school year. These families have difficulty feeding their children on the weekend. Project: Your family can help kids the nutrition they need over the weekend so they can start the school week...Read more