Monday, June 11th, 2012
There are about 16 million children in the U.S. who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. And while many of these kids can count on a free or reduced-price meal during the school year through the National School Lunch Program, the summer can be an extra challenging time for families in need of food assistance. That’s why Feeding America, Juicy Juice, and Samantha Harris have teamed up to take part in the Fruit For All Project, which aims to provide up to 35 million pieces of fruit to hungry children and families this summer.
Want to get in on the cause? If you regularly buy juice for your family, consider picking Juicy Juice—from now until August 31, the company will provide one piece of fruit to Feeding America’s National Produce Program with each purchase. If, like me, you’re not a big juice-drinking family, you can also help out by playing weekly challenges on Juicy Juice’s website, or by using Juicy Juice to try out some juiced up recipes, like these on Parents.com. It’s a yummy way to support a good cause no matter how you look at it—and I’ll drink to that!