Published on Friday, December 2, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
As we approach the holidays, our family's focus shifts towards togetherness, tradition, food, and gift-giving. Every place I visit offers visual reminders of the holiday season. For those living in insecure households, this might be one of the most difficult times of the year, particularly because there is such an emphasis on food and "things."
This year, I'm findi... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Of late, we've been talking about the topic of child hunger in America. It actually seems appropriate, particularly around this time of year when the holidays are very much focused on food. Come learn about how prevalent the issue is right here in our communities, what organizations like ConAgra Foods, Feeding America, and Schools Fight Hunger are doing to make a ... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
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For the past few months, I along with a team of bloggers have partnered to raise awareness about the growing problem of child hunger in our country. One in five American children do not know where their next meal will come from, and living in a country with... Read More »
Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
That is the number of people at risk for hunger every month in Orange County. The OC...with it's affluent beach communities and upscale shopping destinations is also home to a different type of population...people...children who don't know where their next meal will come from.
If your children are like mine, food is something that is only thought about... Read More »
Published on Monday, September 19, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
We're knee-deep in the school season and as expected, many families are working through new schedules, after school activities, and homework. But some families, have their thoughts and efforts focused on a different issue...an issue many of us probably don't think about.
17 million. That is the number of children at risk of hunger in the US according to the USDA.... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 29, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
For the last 3 months, I've been serving as a blogger correspondent for Child Hungers Ends Here, a campaign and call to action for people to get involved and help end child hunger in the United States. ConAgra Foods and Feeding America, in partnership, seeks to raise awareness while closing the gap on childhood hunger. Both organizations are eliciting participat... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 22, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
If there is one thing I've learned in the last 2 months, it's that hunger is a complex, widespread problem too often overlooked. It's overwhelming to learn that nearly one in four children don't know where their next meal is coming from and not feel like I am able to make a difference. Visiting my local food bank and learning about the scope of the problem... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
When I think about the city we live in, the words family-friendly and affluence come to mind. Never would I have guessed that one in five OC residents are at risk of hunger...or that nearly 100,00 seniors in the county worry about where their next meal will come from...or that 44% (nearly half) of public school children rely on the Free & ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
We wake up in the morning, shower and get dressed, go downstairs to eat breakfast and begin our day's activities. It's so routine...so basic...for most of us anyway.
There is a need...a nationwide need for children to receive the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. 17.2 million children in the US don't know where their next meal is going to come from. I can... Read More »
Published on Thursday, March 17, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
When I think about poverty...starvation...need...I think about other countries...impoverished countries. I don't look at our affluent society and think it possible that 17.2 million children living in the US don’t know when or where their next meal is coming from. But these are the facts and despite the tragedy that is occurring in nations like Libya and Japan, ... Read More »