Abbott Nutrition & Champions for Kids Simple Service Project (#AbbottCFK #CBias)

0 Shares

For many of us grocery shopping is a weekly or sometimes even almost daily task.  It’s easy, right?  Simply stop by your local market to pick up the items you need.  Sure, the prices increase, but it doesn’t stop you from purchasing what you want and need.  For many others life isn’t this simple.

It is hard to think of children being hungry.  It seems almost illogical in our society of excess.  How can some not have the simple food that they need, while others have so much?  The idea of a little child not having the nutrient food they need to grow up healthy is unbearable.  If it does exist, many of us don’t want to know about it.  It is easy to blame the parents of these children for their lack of nutrition, but accusations will not provide solutions.

What can we do?  As I have written before helping others doesn’t need to be time consuming or difficult.  Through Champions for Kids Simple Service Projects YOU can help others.  For example the next time you do your grocery shopping (especially with coupons) consider purchasing an “extra” item for donation.  Look for nutritious foods that will truly help our needy youth.

I recently went shopping at my local Walmart store for a Pack a Snack kit with Abbott Nutrition products.  Here is a small glimpse at my experience.

At the kids nutrition aisle I am amazed at all the options.  I purchase PediaSure to help a child in the age range of my own (2,4, and 7).  These little drinks provide the essential vitamins their growing bodies need.

My little guy would like to try them for himself!

I frequently shop with coupons and am able to purchase items at a discounted rate or sometimes even for free.  I have a nice little supply area in my basement for all my purchases.  We use many of these items and I also donate a portion.  Each of my son’s had a food donation drive before the holidays and they each brought items from my pantry.

I purchased the PediaSure from Walmart, but added to my donation with other items I have purchased previously. View my entire Walmart shopping trip here.


Next I gathered my donations and headed into town………that being quintessential small town America.

Our food shelf is small and always in need of donations. I get the feeling it is often overlooked, as most people donate to larger towns nearby.

The little “old” ladies who run the food shelf are so sweet.  Over a year ago I donated a large amount of cereal (coupon shopping) and as soon as I entered they said, “You’re the cereal girl, aren’t you?”.  Yes, that’s me- cereal girl 🙂

Donations in small towns like mine are entirely necessary.  Sure, the population they assist isn’t nearly as large as others, but the need is still there.  My donation took five minutes and that was only because I helped put the food on the shelves myself.   You can simple leave it at the door.

Simple, quick, and easy moments to help others in need.

Join me at the Abbott/Champions for Kids Twitter party on January 19th (this Thursday) at 8:00 pm CST, using the hashtag #AbbottCFK

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, all opinions are my own. 

Comments

  1. I’m proud of you cereal girl! You did a good thing! Thanks for spreading the word and always doing the good stuff!

  2. How cute that they remembered you…and your cereal. 🙂

  3. Wow…what an honor to be cereal girl. If we all aspired to be the sentiment of “cereal girl” we would not be having this line of conversation.

    Thank you for reminding us all that nutrition is not a privilege but a human necessity and a right.

    You go cereal girl!

  4. I love that they think of you as the cereal girl!

  5. Thanks for the reminder that donations are needed everywhere. I think we do forget there are needs in small towns, large towns, poor cities and even rich ones. Hunger resides everywhere!

  6. What a SIMPLE way to make a tremendous difference! Thank you for your kind heart and giving spirit!

  7. Terrific photos, Cereal Girl. Love the one of your little guy in the cart!

  8. Aren’t the little old ladies at the donation centers a hoot?!?! lol The ones here are awesome! I am also a couponer, woohoo to the coupon sisterhood! Isn’t it awesome knowing you can use your stock to help others out? Before coupons I would have never been able to help as much as I do now.

    You are awesome!

  9. I love the picture the food pantry. She looks so happy! What a great project! Thanks so much for sharing about Champions for Kids!

  10. I love your pics and what a great shop! Thanks so much for sharing!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Coupons Help When Fighting Child Hunger January 26th, 2012 Alicia from The Mama Report has a hard time thinking about children being hungry.  As a big coupon user, […]

Speak Your Mind

*