As the current crisis weighs heavy on society, a simple phrase has profound meaning. Give Meals Give Hope shows that food can be the satisfy more than just hunger.
Even in the darkest hour, hope can be a beckon of light. The idea, Give Meals Give Hope can be more than just the nutritious meal to help curb a hunger. It can be the message to help everyone see beyond the current struggles.
While health care and first responders are seeing the worst of this current crisis, children are impacted every day. Although distance learning is trying to bring a little sense of normal, the nutritious school meals that are part of the school ritual are not part of that daily routine.
Over the years, No Kid Hungry has helped not only combat food insecurity but also raise awareness about the issue. Recently, many companies and celebrities have joined forces to not only provide monetary donations but also to be the voice to those who need it.
Recently, PepsiCo FoodService and PepsiCo Foundation launched, Give Meals Give Hope. This program is intended to distribute millions of meals to children in need.
With the help of New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and WNBA All-Star A’ja Wilson are taking to social media to spread the message by using the tag, #GiveMealsGiveHope.
Now, through April 30, PepsiCo will “match $1 million of all contributions.” This donation is part of the “$45 million effort to help the people and communities most affected by this devastating virus.”
As the uncertainty of the current crisis seems to have no definitive end, children can feel the tension all around. While Sesame Street has program to help calm the nerves or to distract, a meal can comfort. It brings a little sense of normal. Sometimes a little normal can be what people need.
If you would like to spread the word about Give Meals Give Hope, please use the hashtag on social media.
How is the current crisis impacting your life? What would help bring your family a little sense of normal?