Did you know that milk is the number one requested item at a food bank and on average food bank clients will receive less then one gallon of milk from their local food bank per person per year? Every day I count my blessing and and am thankful that my kids never go to bed with an empty tummy and never have truly known what being hungry means. I grew up with a single mom and money was always tight and we didn’t have nearly as much as my kids have now. I struggle with the balance of making sure my kids know how important it is to give back to other kids and families in their own communities that are not as lucky as they are.
The Great American Milk Drive is a really simple way to help teach kids about the importance of giving back this holiday season. By teaming up with Feeding America, this drive is collecting donations online to help deliver this precious protein, potassium and Vitamin D rich milk to people in your local community. When you go to donate, you enter your zip code and there for, are guaranteeing your donation stays in your local community to help families near you receive the milk they need for their families and kids. This year, encourage your kids to donate their glass of milk to families in need instead of giving it to Santa! Tell them Santa has plenty of milk and he would love for you to help other families that need it more. This is just a simple way for young kids to crash the concept of giving and thinking of others this holiday season.
It’s hard to imagine that 1 in 6 American struggle with hunger throughout the year, that means that in your child’s class, there could be 3 or 4 kids that may not have enough food at home to be full, and being a mom, that is just a terrible thought. I know how important it is to give my kids a healthy and filling breakfast each morning so they can do their best at school and usually that starts with a nice glass of protein rich milk. By taking my kids to Milk Life and having them help me donate, I know I am doing a small part in helping some local families get the nutrition they need and to show them how important this is. To date, more than 194,000 gallons of milk have been donated to local food banks though The Great American Milk Drive! Amazing! So this year all throughout December, teach your kids some lessons about giving and have them donate their milk to the food bank instead of giving it to Santa…he can have juice this year. 🙂
Want an even easier way to help out? Head on over to Milk Life and watch their new video, and with every share, a gallon of milk will be given to local Feeding American food banks throughout the country, so help even more by watching and sharing this important message!
So get your kid involved this year and teach them some important lessons about giving and caring about our community.Let’s all work together to teach our kids about giving and taking care of our community this year by taking just a few small steps to show them how important it is to help one another all year long.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.