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 OutnumberHunger.com. 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.