Join Us For The #OutnumberHunger Bilingual Twitter Party 5/7 6PM PST #spon - Sammy Makes Six

Join Us For The #OutnumberHunger Bilingual Twitter Party 5/7 6PM PST #spon

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect.

For one in six Americans hunger is a daily reality. As you read this, 13 million families here in the U.S. are struggling to have enough money left over to buy food. These are very often regular hard-working families, who simply can not make ends meet and are forced to go without certain meals or even entire days with no food at all. 

Did you know?

  • Latino households are more than twice as likely to be food insecure as white, non-Hispanic households. Counties with majority Latino populations are disproportionately represented among the top 10% of counties with the highest rates of food insecurity.
  • More than 1 in 4 (26.2%) Latino households are food insecure as compared with 1 in 10 (11.4%) of Caucasian households and 1 in 7 (14.9%) households overall.
  • The number of adult Latino clients served by the Feeding America network increased by 66% between 2005 and 2009.

How can you help?

General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America have teamed up for the second year in a row to Outnumber Hunger in a national initiative that helps fight hunger in local communities. 

  • For every code entered by March 1, 2014, General Mills will donate $0.65 to FeedingAmerica – enough to secure 5 meals on behalf of local food banks. Maximum total donationof $1,300,000. General Mills has donated $700,000 and will donate up to an additional $600,000 based on online code entry and other consumer actions

Specially-marked packages of General Mills products will feature an Outnumber Hunger code to give people the chance to help Feeding America secure five meals for their local food bank.

  • It’s very easy to participate. Purchase participating General Mills products, such as Cheerios, Yoplait and Nature Valley, and enter codes from these packages at Each code submitted helps Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of a local food bank based on the ZIP code entered.

Learn more about making a difference in your community with Outnumber Hunger by visiting Outnumber Hunger online. 

We're excited to join the #OutnumberHunger effort with a fun and engaging Twitter party where we'll all learn and share what we can do to fight hunger in our communities.

Date: May 7th, 2013
Time: 9pm EST / 6PM PST
Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #OutnumberHunger
Moderators: @lbconnect and @laflowers 
Prizes: [3] General Mills Baskets including OutNumber Hunger T-Shirts

To be eligible to win, you must join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT’s not eligible) using the #OutnumberHunger hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions correctly.

Please go to the event page to RSVP and please share with your friends! Let's get involved and spread the word as much as possible. It is such a worthy cause.

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Outnumber Hunger. All opinions are my own.

1 comment

Isabel Garcia said...

Volunteering at my local food bank gave me a better understanding of the many children and adults who are in need of food in our local communities. Happy to see General Mills participate in the fight against hunger!