Do you know that feeling you get in your belly around 10 or 11am when you forgot to eat breakfast? That growl in your stomach that doesn’t allow you to focus on the work that you need to do? Imagine being a kid at school trying to learn and educate himself…without any breakfast or nourishment in his belly? That’s the reality for way too many children in the United States. 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. do not know where their next meal is coming from. I know that I’ve blogged about this before, but truly – I can’t blog about it enough. This needs to be shouted from the rooftops. 1 in 5 kids are going to school hungry…with that growl in their little tummies. How can they learn? How can they focus? The good news is that we can all do something about it.
Thanks to the Kellogg’s Share Breakfast program and their inspiring quest to make sure that kids not go to school hungry all you have to do is Tweet or Pin or post a Facebook update using the #ShareBreakfast hashtag to help spread the message. Every time that you share on your social media properties, Kellogg’s will donate money to help Action for Healthy Kids increase participation in the national School Breakfast Program. That’s it. No, you don’t have to buy anything or do anything else. This is all about raising awareness and inspiring people to do something about this important mission.
Kellogg’s and their Share Breakfast program along with Action for Healthy Kids is already making a difference in U.S. schools like Cypress Elementary and Hodge Elementary.
Also joining the cause is one of my favorite actors, Taye Diggs.
We recently got a chance to chat with Taye about his involvement in Share Breakfast and he spoke of his own personal experience with child hunger. He talked about how there were times when financially his family wasn’t doing very well and he had to go to school without breakfast.
He said, “And, I remember how I felt as a child. I wasn’t really on my game. It was more difficult to concentrate and I couldn’t do as well as I wanted to in gym class.”
Taye is also a father so as any parent knows – once you have a child – you understand that all children are your children. We have to help each other.
As Kellogg’s would say, “Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children in need.” So, what are you waiting for? Start Tweeting, Pinning, and Facebooking (yep – that’s a technical term lol) now! Visit ShareBreakfast.com to learn more.