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Alleviate childhood hunger: 2011 Bread Art Project

Did you know nearly 17 million children in America – almost one in four – suffer from hunger every day? Teri Hatcher has teamed up with the Grain Foods Foundation and Share Our Strength to spread awareness and help stop children from going hungry. Her

Did you know nearly 17 million children in America – almost one in four – suffer from hunger every day? With all the coverage of one in three American children being overweight, it is easy to forget that some children don't know when they'll get their next meal.  To help provide hungry children in the United States with nutritious meals, the non-profit Grain Foods Foundation has teamed up with TV’s favorite housewife, Teri Hatcher, and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to launch the 2011 Bread Art Project.  The campaign engages consumers in an effort to help nourish children in need while simultaneously providing nutrition information. Will you help stop childhood hunger?
Did you know nearly 17 million children in America – almost one in four – suffer from hunger every day? With all the coverage of one in three American children being overweight, it is easy to forget that some children don't know when they'll get their next meal.  To help provide hungry children in the United States with nutritious meals, the non-profit Grain Foods Foundation has teamed up with TV’s favorite housewife, Teri Hatcher, and Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to launch the 2011 Bread Art Project.  The campaign engages consumers in an effort to help nourish children in need while simultaneously providing nutrition information. Will you help stop childhood hunger?

Bread Art Project Fundraising

The Bread Art Project serves as a digital fundraising mechanism for Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.  Consumers are encouraged to help fight childhood hunger by visiting BreadArtProject.com to create a personalized piece of bread art – at no cost – by uploading a favorite drawing or photo, or designing a new one using a digital slice of bread as the canvas.  For each piece of approved bread art created from April 1 through June 30, 2011, the Grain Foods Foundation will donate $1 to Share Our Strength. Last year, consumers helped the Grain Foods Foundation raise $50,000 for Share Our Strength and their efforts to end childhood hunger in America. 

Childhood hunger impacts children's health

To understand the impact of childhood hunger, consider this: Children who struggle with hunger are sick more often, recover more slowly, and are more likely to be hospitalized. They are more likely to experience headaches, stomachaches, colds, ear infections and fatigue. Children who face hunger are also more susceptible to obesity and its harmful health consequences as children and as adults. Many of those suffering hunger will eat anything, healthy or not, and they don't often learn the importance of a balanced diet.       

“I really commend the Grain Foods Foundation’s efforts to provide children in need with proper nutrition and nourishment,” says Hatcher. “As a mother it’s heartbreaking to learn the impact of childhood hunger in this country. I’m proud to support the Bread Art Project and become part of the solution to this growing problem.”  

 Face Hunger app

To help put a face on the nation’s hunger issue, the Grain Foods Foundation has created the Face Hunger application, which allows Facebook users to apply the one-in-four-child-hungry statistic to their friends. To find out what it would look like if one in four of your friends went hungry, visit Facebook.com/GoWithTheGrain.  To make a personalized piece of bread art in support of Share Our Strength, visit BreadArtProject.com.

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