As Moms, we want to give our children everything. But right now, in this country, there are mothers struggling to provide their children with even the basics of survival – food. How heartbroken would you be if- for whatever the reason- you couldn’t feed your child? How would you respond to: “Mommy, I’m hungry.”
Did you know that 16 million American children struggle with hunger? Neither did I. Through my partnership with Denny’s as one of their blog ambassadors, Denny’s made me aware of this nationwide epidemic and Denny’s commitment to help end childhood hunger. In Florida, 1 in 4 kids struggle with hunger. Please take just a minute to watch this powerful video explain how hunger affects children in school:
One primary mission that No Kid Hungry aims for is to provide school children with a wholesome breakfast every school day morning. A healthy breakfast can jumpstart the day, as studies have shown that kids who eat school breakfast are more apt to attend class, perform better on standardized tests and, as a result, are 20 percent more likely to graduate high school.
After learning about the commitment Denny’s had towards No Kid Hungry’s mission, I needed to know, and hope you are asking as well: How can I Help? What can I do to help end childhood hunger?
- Visit your local Denny’s restaurant. Donate $3 and Denny’s will give you $9 worth of coupons that you can use on your next visit.
- Buy one of three different T-shirts that were designed by Denny’s team members for $10. A portion of the proceeds will help feed a child in need. Check the them out here.
- DONATE. DONATE. DONATE. Go to www.DennysNoKidHungry.com and make a donation in any amount online. A $1 donation can help to feed a child up to TEN HEALTHY MEALS.
Learn more about No Kid Hungry’s mission by watching this video: Since 2011, Denny’s has donated more than $1.4 million to the No Hungry Campaign! Bravo, Denny’s! Get involved socially! Follow #DennysNKH
Originally opened in 1953 as “Danny’s Donuts” in Lakewood, CA., Denny’s has proudly been supporting local communities surrounding their restaurants for over sixty years. Denny’s continues this commitment with organizations such as Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry; Hungry for Education and the Tour De Force. Learn more about Denny’s by visiting: www.Dennys.com and following socially on Facebook @Dennys; Twitter @DennysDiner #DennysNKH #PassThePlate #DennysDiners
Disclosure: I am honored to be a part of the Denny’s Blogger Ambassador program. This post is bought to you as a part of that collaboration. All content, thoughts and opinions are, as always, Mommy Mafia’s own.