Hunger isn’t just a problem of a far off land. After traveling around the world, I will be the first one to say there is immense hunger in developing parts of the world, but in reality, 1 in 5 children in America also go to bed hungry. Right here in America, 16 million children are struggling with hunger.
Can you believe that?
It’s hard to believe in a country where we have so much, there are children who don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. Hunger has no bounds and it can be found in rural, urban and suburban areas.
Unilever Project Sunlight is an initiative made to shed light on who the face of hunger is here in America because too often those little faces become invisible to us. The project encourages us to create a brighter future for our children by using less and sharing even more because together we can make a difference.
Watch this short documentary Going to Bed Hungry: The Changing Face of Child Hunger and share to shed light on the issue of child hunger in America and to inspire people to help.
We can join Project Sunlight, a growing movement of people who believe in the power of taking action. You can share a meal to help turn the tables on childhood hunger. Here are a few of the ways you can create an act of sunlight:
- Help a family in your neighborhood
- Partner with local organizations
- Coordinate with your local food bank
- Host a virtual food drive
- Give to Feeding America
- You Buy One, We Give One
Check your Sunday newspaper on November 16th for the Unilever “You Buy One, We Give One” coupon offer. When you redeem the coupon, Unilever will donate one meal to Feeding America when you purchase a participating Unilever product. The offer runs from November 16–30, 2014.
I encourage you to visit the Project Sunlight website where you can read inspirational stories, different ways to enjoy life today while protecting our planet for future generations, more ideas on how you can share a meal and ultimately spread rays of sunlight around your community.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever. The opinions and text are all mine.