According to Feeding America, approximately 5.7 million different people receive emergency food assistance from the organization in any given week.
It was only a short time ago that I spent long, sleepless nights wondering where my next meal would come from. Not long ago that I depended upon the generosity and kindness of others when I was hungry. I will never forget that time and time cannot diminish the deep appreciation I have for the people who showed me a helping hand in my time of need.
I have pledged since that time, to help whenever and where ever I can. Just by participating in this program, $10 was donated to Feeding America on my behalf. I have the button up on the side of my blog, so anyone, anytime can click to learn more or help out. I have purchased boxes of food from my local Share program to give to those who need a helping hand. And I will share my voice here, when I can.
To raise awareness about the national issue of hunger, Hamburger Helper® has partnered with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw to help Feeding America deliver millions of meals to local food banks through the Show Your Helping Hand™ campaign. Click here to view the PSA.
I’d like to invite you all to support the campaign by submitting codes from specially marked boxes of Hamburger Helper at www.showyourhelpinghand.com or by logging on to make a donation. Don’t think one code will make a difference? The 17 cents Hamburger Helper donates per code is enough for Feeding America to deliver one meal to a local food bank.
Share your voice and lend a helping hand in the fight against hunger and you could win a prize pack that includes a box of Hamburger Helper skillet meals, a Hamburger Helper foam “Helping Hand” and a copy of Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice CD.
To enter, leave a comment telling me how you can spread the news and share this campaign with others. For an extra entry, tweet “Show your Helping Hand for a chance to win Tim McGraw’s new CD http://bit.ly/flmw7d” and leave a separate comment with the tweet link. For two extra entries, grab the Feeding America button from the side of my blog (with the link) and place it on your blog, leaving me a separate comment with a link to your blog.
EDIT: Contest ends Wednesday January 5th December 29th (extended due to lack of entries), midnight PST. Prize pack and information were provided to me by Hamburger Helper through MyBlogSpark.