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Our Jennie-O Healthy Make The Switch Challenge & Donation


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Being able to give back to our community is very important to myself and my family. We were so excited when we were asked to partner with Jennie-O to help Champions For Kids. Champions For Kids is an organization that helps provide training and resources to communities. A Simple Service Project like the one we are doing can touch so many lives and we are so happy to be able to support Champions For Kids and help our local community.

We decided to take our donation to The Oregon Food Bank as this time of year they are low on donations. With the long summer months and kids not getting hot lunches at school needy families need extra food. We were so thrilled with all the things we were able to buy for $100 including some healthy and tasty Jennie-O products. Since our food bank has a refrigerator we are able to donate items like this so families can create whole meals.

Our girls not only helped us pick out items to donate but they also helped with the actual donation including loading up the car with all of the food.

kid loading the car

Our family headed to our local WalMart to pick up items for our donation. You can see our whole shopping trip in our Google+ album. We had an idea of some recipes we knew our kids could make and that would be fun and healthy ways to use Jennie-O products. I was so glad to see such a wide selection of products and we picked up some extra breakfast favorites!

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In the end we learned that giving back feels good and it’s a yet another way to help families in our community. You don’t have to have an extra $100 to give back either like we did, there are such simple ways that you can give back. Collect canned foods you don’t plan on using, ask family and friends. I fully support giving to Oregon food banks (anywhere you live) during the long summer months because so many kids need food during those months.

We are very thankful to Champions For Kids for inspiring our family!  Find out more about Champions For Kids.  You can also find Champions For Kids on Twitter and connect with Champions For Kids on Facebook.

Want to create a simple service project of your own? SIMPLE Service Project with Champions for Kids can be found on the website.

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  1. Terri on May 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    It’s wonderful that you involve your children in giving! Lessons that will last a lifetime! You are so right about the extra needs of food banks in the summer. I’m certain your generous donation will be put to such good use and make a meaningful difference to children in your community!

  2. Panama on May 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Another way Champions For Kids is trying to address the issue of childhood hunger is through their simple service projects. Although they may be simple, these simple service projects do make a big impact. The simple service project for the month of January, is to join Abbott Nutrition and Champions for Kids to give hungry children nutritious food. As a participant in this simple service mission, I will be creating an Abbott Nutrition snack pack which will be donated to a local charity in my area called Fish, Inc. Fish Inc. is a service organization of volunteers who respond with compassion to the needs of the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those who “fall between the cracks” of public assistance. They provide monthly food packages to approximately 600 families in the area.

  3. shelly peterson on May 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    How awesome! Another great donation to help out your community. I love how you involve the girls, what great things you are teaching them. 🙂