Fight Childhood Summer Hunger With Odwalla and Champions For Kids #Odwalla4Kids #cbias

There are certain things that make my mouth happy and Odwalla fruit smoothies are one of them. With each of my pregnancies, I regularly treated myself to these delicious smoothies. I was nourishing my children before they were born and now they continue to thrive by eating a variety of healthy foods. However, some local children are not as fortunte and that's where the Hunger in the Summer Project with Odwalla comes into play.

When I was asked to promote the Hunger in the Summer Project, I felt like it was a win/win!  The Hunger in the Summer Project aims to raise awareness about childhood hunger and inspire people, like you and I, to help families in our local communities. This simple service project has 4 basic steps:

1) GATHER your family friends and co-workers for a food drive.

2) LEARN about the needs to local children.  More than 17 million children are at risk for hunger in America. You can learn more at:

3) GIVE the food items to a local food bank so that children and familes in your community have enough to eat this summer.

4) SHARE your story at

Here's the story of our Odwalla Simple Service Project.

Our mission started at Wal-Mart.  On the way to the store, I explained to my 5-year-old that we were going to buy food for kids in need. He was very curious about why kids wouldn't have enough to eat and asked me lots of questions. After I explained it to him, he was perched up in the shopping cart and eager to find the Odwalla bars!

We quickly found the Odwalla bars in alongside the produce section, and my son starting piling them in our cart. It was fulfilling to know that we were giving all of these delicious snacks directly to our local food bank.

Like many other moms, I feel like my kids are constantly eating, but, it's important to consider those who don't have enough food to eat. Did you know that the fight against childhood hunger is even more important in the summer months?  1 out of 6 children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year continue to receive meals during the summer. This is why I'm excited to help to spread the word about Champions for Kids and the Hunger in the summer project.

 We got our friends to help us gather food, and we were excited to donate to a local food bank!

Mission Accomplished!

My son and I stopped by a nearby church to drop off the food. The donation process couldn't have been easier and it's nice knowing that our actions will help people in our community. I have always been a believer that 'you learn something new every day.'  This simple service project taught me that it's a lot easier to help others than you may think.  Hopefully, I have inspired my children and others as well!  

For more information about the Hunger in th Summer Project please visit Champions for Kids and donate food to families in your community!