According to Feed the Children, nearly one in five Americans struggles to afford enough food and ten percent of all U.S. households with children have an inadequate food supply due to lack of money and other resources.
"The fight against childhood hunger is a never-ending battle and we are excited to once again have Beech-Nut joining us on the front lines," said Feed the Children spokesperson Tony Sellars. "This campaign will allow everyone across the country to join in the effort to provide nutritional support to families in need."
Beech-Nut has teamed up with ABC Family star and executive producer, and mom of two, Melissa Joan Hart, to encourage consumers to help fight childhood hunger by sharing a virtual jar of baby food through Beech-Nut's "A Jar for a Jar" program. Keep reading to learn more!
"As a family-owned company, our priorities and investments reflect our values; we work hard to provide a better future for our children and for the communities in which we live," said Jim Schneider, President and CEO, Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation. "We're investing in new technologies to be more responsible stewards of the environment, and we are striving to provide greater access to natural, nutritious foods for all young children - regardless of their families' circumstances or other hardship."
The "A Jar for a Jar" effort highlights Beech-Nut's ongoing commitment to Feed the Children and the company's dedication to children and families in need. For nearly 20 years, Beech-Nut has supported the efforts of Feed the Children, most recently donating $750,000 in product to aid victims of the recent tornado outbreaks.
"Beech-Nut cares about real issues that moms care about," said Hart. "They make wholesome, natural products that moms can trust and they support causes that help children in need. As a mom, that's what I care about. That's why I got involved in this campaign."
For more information about Melissa and additional facts about food insecurity in the U.S., or to donate a jar of food to Feed the Children - visit Beech-Nut's Facebook page. Beech-Nut will match every virtual jar shared, up to one million jars.
Disclosure: I received a Beech-Nut "A Jar for a Jar" Prize Pack in order to thank me for my participation. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
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One lucky reader will win "A Jar for a Jar" Prize Pack from Beech-Nut!
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