Acts of kindness are important to me and I’m proud to be a part of Moms Fighting Hunger. Hunger, especially childhood hunger, is an issue none of us can ignore. It also something you can make a difference with right now.
September is Hunger Action Month and I encourage you to Go Orange with us. There are many ways that you are your kids or class can fight hunger. Choose one and make a difference. You’ll not only be helping another family, you’ll also be helping to teach your kids about empathy and kindness.
1. Decorate a brown paper bag and fill it with food for your local food pantry.
2. Hold a Hunger Heroes play date.
3. Take your kids on a Very Hungry Caterpillar Food Drive.
4. Explore the unfairness of hunger with a Hunger Dinner.
5. Create a Go Orange Fall Bucket List with a focus on kindness.
6. Plan a Story Time Food Drive at your local library.
7. Use coupons you don’t need to buy food to donate.
8. Pack lunches for a soup kitchen and include handwritten notes.
9. Add pictures or words of encouragement to food donations.
10. Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.
11. Go on a Grocery Store Scavenger Hunt to feed a hungry child.
12. Hold a Read a Thon where sponsors pledge to donate 1 can for every book read.
13. Hold a lemonade stand and donate the money to No Kid Hungry. Each dollar can connect a kid with up to 10 meals.
Bonus: Read this post from The Pleasantest Thing for 8 more Ways Kids Can Help Fight Hunger!
Talk about the list with your kids and see if they have any other ideas. Hunger can be a sad and overwhelming issue for kids to think about so make sure to deal with it in a way that is appropriate for their age and situation. Focusing on helping is a great way to empower kids to do good without making them feel scared or depressed.
And if you need some inspiration check out this video from my friend at Kid Stuff World…
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It’s SO great you are doing this!!
Megan Sheakoski says
Thanks Caroline!!! It’s one of our favorite ways to make a difference!
Natalie F says
Thanks for sharing these resources with Afterschool and co-hosting!
Carolyn @ The Pleasantest Thing says
These acts of kindness would all be meaningful ways for kids to contribute. Great ideas!