I chose this program because they provide meals for school age children that might not otherwise receive them. The children are nominated to the program by their teacher or other school staff. The teacher in charge of the Backpack program on the school level then goes one day a week and packs bags for the children. Each child is given one bag of food per week, they can either take their bag home or leave it at school in their locker.
A few weeks ago I stopped by our Salvation Army location and spoke to them about their needs and to make sure what I planned to purchase was in line with their program guidelines. I decided to purchase 25 packs (100 shakes) of the PediaSure SideKicks, in a variety of flavors. This was enough to provide each child in the program with two shakes this week.
Cart full of nutritious drinks!
When I got to the store I headed straight to the pharmacy, this is where nutritional shakes are at my location. I was surprised to find out that they did not have the children’s shakes here. The children’s shakes are located in the baby department near the formula. I was happy to see there was a great selection to choose from and the shelves were well stocked. I loaded my cart and off we went.
MG helping mommy
When we arrived to make the donation the volunteers were very excited. I think they thanked me 3 dozen times! I held back my tears, you know I am an overly emotional person, and helped them stock the shelves with the shakes.
I want to take this time to thank Abbott Nutrition (#AbottCFK), Champions for Kids and Collective Bias (#CBias) for helping change the face of hunger in our nation. I encourage all of my readers to take the steps today to help in your community. All it takes is one small donation. It could be one pack, it could be 300 packs, just do what you can. If we all join together we can end hunger in our nation for good.
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This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own. #AbbottCFK #CBias #ChampionsForKids