Did you know that 1 out of 6 children in America — 12.6 million kids — are at risk of hunger?
Share our Strength, one of the nation’s most committed charity organizations, is dedicated to lowering this horrifying statistic. The organization has reached out to Cooking With Friends, among other community groups, to help them spread the word about their exciting new campaign, “Operation No Kid Hungry.” Share Our Strength is asking organizations and individuals to help by donating money or holding food drives within their communities.
We believe that this is another great cause for the Cooking With Friends Club to get involved with.
That’s why I have decided to make this year’s third annual Cooking With Friends Club “Souper Bowl” event, being held on January 29th at the Human Needs Food Pantry, part of Share Our Stength’s National campaign to end childhood hunger. By making soup with your friends and family for this very rewarding event, you can help feed families right in our own communities.
With just under two weeks until the Super Bowl, there is still plenty of time for you, your friends and families to help. I’ve already heard from a number of you, and I thank you deeply for your participation. I urge you all to think of this year’s “Souper Bowl” event with a bigger picture in mind.
Invite your friends over to make soup and while you’re chopping, stirring and simmering, sit back and think about this pressing need within our communities as a reflection of a national need. To me, it is simply unacceptable that so many American children are deprived of as basic a human need as food. Think about your own children and their need to grow and it becomes a no brain decision to help out with this cause.
For our members who live in other parts of the country, you can participate in this event as well. Simply make some calls to your local food pantries and see if they could be willing to accept homemade foods. If not, you can hold food drives to collect canned or boxed goods.
Cooking with your friends will give you an easy, enjoyable and fulfilling way to make food for neighbors in need and take part in this important endeavor.
I will be reaching out to others within our community to help and urge you all to do the same. Please let me know if you can make soup for this National event.
To learn more about Share our Strength and “Operation No Kid Hungry” visit: http://www.strength.org