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Right here in America, there are over 16 million children struggling with hunger. Crazy high number right? That’s the population of Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago all combined together, which is just way to much. Hunger’s youngest victims are quite often invisible in the United States, but the reality is, hunger in America has no boundaries – rural, urban and suburban – and with 1 in 5 children not sure where their next meal is coming from, one of these children could be your own neighbor or even your child’s best friend.
The short documentary below, “Going to Bed Hungry: The Changing Face of Child Hunger,” by Patrick Creadon, award-winning filmmaker and #brightfuture grant, tells this story through the eyes of several American families. Families who are no different from any other, except they often struggle to put enough food on the table.
To help shed light on this issue and be a part of the solution, Unilever Project Sunlight is encouraging people to create a brighter future for children – by taking small steps to live sustainably, use less and share even more. This fall the initiative will be focusing on child hunger and will be encouraging all consumers to get involved and uncover the reasons they share they share a meal.
There are many ways you can help share a meal including donating to your local food bank, hosting a virtual food drive, plan a group meal and invite a family over you know could use a little help, pack an extra lunch and sent it to school with your child, volunteer at your local food bank and more!
Unilever Project Sunlight and Feeding America are working to rally as many people as possible to #ShareAMeal. Each time you do, you’ll be helping a family in need and helping us all take another step towards ending child hunger.
Get involved and learn more about how you can help #ShareAMeal by visiting https://www.projectsunlight.us