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Ending Summer Hunger: A Girl’s Message of Thanks [Video]

At first, Zoey seems like your typical 11-year-old. She rides her bike, plays at the playground, and makes crafts from buttons. But she also worries about her mom. “My mom works really hard to make sure me and my brother, Zeus, have a roof over our heads and enough to eat,” Zoey says. “When we’re eating, she’ll make sure we eat first and are full.”

Zoey and her brother rely on a Feeding America-supported summer lunch program to get enough to eat when school’s out.

“To everyone who makes the lunch program possible, I want to say, ‘thank you’,” Zoey says. “Because you’re making kids like me happy and our parents happy, too, by making it easier for all of us to get enough to eat.”

Watch Zoey share her story:



3 Ways You Can Fight Summer Hunger

You can help families like Zoey’s all over the country through this Pampered Chef philanthropic cause. Here’s how:

  1. Buy the Emoji Cookie Cutter Set or the Kids’ Cookie Baking Set from March 1–Aug. 31, 2017. For each set purchased, 11 meals* are provided to families and children in need through our Round Up From the Heart® program.
  2. Round up your order. When you round up your order, 100% of your contribution benefits your local area Feeding America® member food bank—helping people in your community who are struggling with hunger.
  3. Host a fundraiser party to make a bigger impact. When you have a Feeding America® fundraiser party, up to 15% of the total sales will be contributed to the Feeding America® national office.

42 million Americans—including 13 million kids—don’t know where their next meal will come from. Even more are one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity—but some people, including children and seniors, are at greater risk. Read Blenda’s story to learn how families struggle with hunger, especially during the summer.

* $1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. Pampered Chef® guarantees a minimum donation of $250,000 through the purchase of select Pampered Chef® products and other fundraising activities associated with the Round-Up from the Heart® campaign from Sept. 1, 2016–Aug. 31, 2017. Meal claim valid as of July 1, 2015.

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