By Lynn Ponder: Are you aware that for 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is a reality. Right now, nearly 13 million families in America are struggling with hunger and this is an astounding amount. These are often hard-working families who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days. Ay Bendito!!!
Let me introduce you to non-profit organization Feeding America which consists of a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue organizations that serve virtually every county in the United States as well as Puerto Rico. Feeding America provides food to 37 million Americans each year and I just learned that General Mills is a founding partner with Feeding America and has worked with its network of food banks for more than 30 years.
You can help outnumber hunger by specially marked General Mills packages. Purchase participating products and enter codes from these packages by clicking the “Enter Your Code” button simple easy step! Look for specially marked General Mills products with package codes that can help Outnumber Hunger. Each code you enter from participating General Mills brands will help Feeding America secure 5 meals for your local food bank. This is a great initiative and we should all pitch-in and help this cause.
Facts: General Mills has donated $700,000 and will donate up to an additional $600,000 based on online code entry and other consumer actions.
We have a special invitation for all our reader friends to join us at a Twitter Party to learn what we can do together to fight hunger in our communities.
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Time: 9pm EST / 6PM PST
Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #OutnumberHunger
Hosts: @DenisseIcaza @JeannetteKaplun @PresleysPantry @SassyMamainLA @webcitygirls
Moderators: @lbconnect and @laflowers
Special Guests: @FeedingAmerica @OutnumberHunger @MavericksMusic (TBD)
RSVP Please: https://www.facebook.com/events/290288101106020/#
Log-in Tweetchat: http://tweetchat.com/room/outnumberhunger
Prizes:  General Mills Baskets including OutNumber Hunger T-Shirts
It’s going to be FUNtastic and for a truly worthy cause! Plus Big Machine Label Group artist, The Mavericks, is teaming up with General Mills and Outnumber Hunger to help fight hunger especially among those Latinos who are affected and they might be joining the Twitter Party WEPA! Nos vemos next week on Twitter okis!
I was hired by Latina Bloggers Connect and compensated to write this blog post but all opinions are mine okis!