As a mother and local influencer, I feel very blessed to have access to fresh produce through farms, gardens and an array of different grocery stores at my door step. I am also very much aware though that many in my community do not have such a luxury and are struggling to not only feed their children, but themselves as well. How can we help?
5 Ways to Help Hungry Families
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen
Volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen to cook meals, serve meals or clean up the kitchen.
Host a Food Drive
Collect much needed food items for families in need and drop them off at a local food bank.
The majority of people who are in need of food are in that situation because of soaring prices. While it may seem hard to donate your own money, think about that cup of coffee you treat yourself to or the pocket change you put on the counter. A few dollars can go a long way for someone who needs it.
Share your garden’s bounty
If you are lucky enough to live somewhere with a beautiful, overflowing garden, share it! Bring some of your harvest to a local soup kitchen or food bank so someone in need can enjoy the fresh produce too!
Create healthy recipes with produce and Unilever food brands from ShopRite
ShopRite and Unilever partnered together to help combat diet-related health issues amongst our communities. Areas that currently do not have much access to fresh produce and healthy food options are known as “food swamps” are surrounded by fast food restaurants and “bodegas”. ShopRite and Unilever have come together to promote healthy eating and provide fresh produce for these communities with the Seed What’s Happening program.
Through the Seed What’s Happening program, ShopRite and Unilever are also providing access to education about healthy eating and sponsoring the Bay View Houses Farm in Canarsie, Brooklyn to support that community. The farm is a 2-acre green space that will supply the produce the community asked for, for free!
When you shop at ShopRite be sure to pick up produce and Unilever products like Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, and Country Crock, so you can make your favorite healthy recipes! Share your recipes online using the hashtag #SeedWhatsHappening. Be on the lookout for cooking demos that may happen at your local ShopRite store as well!
Find out more information about the Seed What’s Happening program and take the quiz HERE for your chance to win a ShopRite gift Card!
⦁ The first prize winners (1 each month until August) will each win a $250 ShopRite gift card
⦁ The grand prize winner will be chosen at the end of the program and will win a $3,000 ShopRite gift card (which could be used for a whole year of ShopRite produce)
Be sure to share your quiz results with #SeedWhatsHappening!
*This is a sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. #SeedWhatsHappening