This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own.
Now that my seven-year-old is getting better at reading he notices all the words around us. He sounds out signs he sees while riding in the car and tries to read the words on packaging in the store when we shop for groceries.
At breakfast last week he started reading the back of his box of Honey Nut Cheerios. “Mom, what does fight hunger mean” he asked.
We make a point of teaching our kids that it’s important to help others and give back in any way we can. My parents struggled to put food on the table, so I know what food insecurity feels like having experienced it as a child. I saw how difficult it was for my mom and dad to make ends meet, not always knowing how they were going to be able to provide for three hungry kids.
I picked up the cereal box and explained to my curious little boy what it means to “fight hunger” and that there are all kinds of ways people can contribute. Food banks are experiencing continued high demand for their services and they need our help. It can be as simple as buying a box of cereal. To see the products and learn more click here https://bit.ly/2PCf7DQ
You can help fight hunger with Walmart and General Mills. When you buy 1 specially-marked product General Mills will donate $0.10 to Feeding America® – enough to help Feeding America secure 1 meal on behalf of its member food banks – up to a maximum total donation of $1,950,000 in conjunction with this program. https://bit.ly/2PCf7DQ
It’s an easy way we can all help fight hunger. And you’re not just feeding more people. You’re feeding the hopes and dreams of our neighbors who struggle and giving them a chance at a better life, something every child deserves.
Now when we shop at Walmart my son looks for the “Fight Hunger” labels on the General Mills products we buy. He gets excited when he sees the label on our Mott’s® fruit-flavored snacks and the Nature Valley™ Sweet and Salty granola bars he packs for lunch. And he points out the packaging when reaching for the Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™ in the freezer or grabs an Old El Paso™ dinner kit from the shelf.
I love that he is learning how to be kind and compassionate and that he has such a big heart. It makes me a proud mama, but more importantly, I hope it’s a lesson he carries for life. Imagine what kind of world we can create if we teach our kids they can truly make a difference and spark change through simple, everyday acts.
***For every participating General Mills product purchased at Walmart between 4/5/21 and 5/3/21, General Mills will donate $0.10 to Feeding America® – enough to help Feeding America secure 1 meal on behalf of its member food banks – up to a maximum total donation of $1,950,000 in conjunction with this program. See Walmart.com/FightHunger for more information.