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Do you know that children right in your community go to bed hungry each night? Unilever Project Sunlight is hoping to shed light on childhood hunger with a revolutionary new documentary series that shares real stories form real families. You can view the entire Going To Bed Hungry video.
Watch the video today:
To view the documentary and find out what you can do to share a meal this holiday season, go to ProjectSunlight.us. There you can download the Unilever Share A Meal Toolkit to learn more about the power of a shared meal and get involved in one of the following ways:
- Help a Family in Your Neighborhood: Simply sharing a meal with a neighbor either in the form of a simple lunch or dinner party, or even packing an extra lunch for your child to take to school, could go a long way.
- Partner with Local Organizations: Local community organizations are great resources for sharing a meal in your area – simply tap into their networks to see how you can help.
- Coordinate with Your Local Food Bank: Whether you wish to volunteer or host your own local food drive, use Feeding America’s online Food Bank Locator tool to get in touch with a food bank in your area.
- Host a Virtual Food Drive: Feeding America’s Personal Fundraiser tool is a great place to start and to reach out to friends, family, and colleagues for contributions.
- Donate: Consider swapping a night out with a night in and share those extra savings with children and families in need in the form of a donation to Feeding America.
- You Buy One, We Give One: Look for the Unilever “You Buy One, We Give One” coupon offer in the Sunday paper on November 16. Redeem at participating stores from November 16 – 30 and Unilever will donate one meal* to Feeding America when you purchase any participating Unilever product.
- Lend Your Voice: Inspire others by revealing why you’re helping to end child hunger on social media using, “I #ShareAMeal because…”
In the next month we plan on sharing a meal with our neighbors and friends. I know I feel like the mom in the neighborhood who is feeding the kids who come to play at our house but by going beyond just donating by sharing a meal with friends and neighbors that can make a difference. It’s sharing love and spending time together. It’s that season of giving and we hope you will find an easy way to give back to your community. Could you simple share a meal?