From Tracie: Help Champions For Kids Feed Children In Your Community With SIMPLE Giving

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Help Champions For Kids Feed Children In Your Community With SIMPLE Giving

When The Motherhood approached me to write about SIMPLE Giving, I was excited to be involved, because I know what a difference programs like this can make. I used to be an administrative assistant at a church. It was an interesting job, and I got to do a lot of different fun things, but one of the truly important tasks I had was to help with the food pantry.

Due to the fact we lived on the church property, I was often there when people called or stopped by during off hours looking for help. I stood with many mothers, and heard pieces of their stories as I packed boxes of food. I saw the relief on their faces when they knew there would be food in their houses that week. I saw their kids smile when snack food was slid in the box next to big containers of old fashioned oatmeal.

I felt that relief and gratefulness in my own heart when a friend brought boxes of food to my family, because she knew we were having a hard time. And I've eaten meals that were possible because of the blessing of a food pantry.

Poverty and hunger are real things. They are happening in our country, and in our local communities. But we have the power to help. And our help is sorely needed. In my local community, I know there are food pantries and donation centers that have struggled to keep up the balance of food donations and food needs.

This is where Champions For Kids comes in with their SIMPLE Giving program. August 1-18th, there will be purple donation boxes set up in Wal-Marts across the country to collect nutritious food for the children in your community. In fact, the food that is collected will be given to children in the school district where the Wal-Mart is located.

Champions For Kids Logo

It makes a difference for children to have nutritional food and snacks. To ensure children have access to nutritious snacks, Champions for Kids is teaming up with Dole, Emerald, and Kellogg's Company. You will find some of their nutritious snack and breakfast products near the donation bins, but you are also welcome to donate any kid-friendly items you want to give.

Donate Food To SIMPLE Giving

I love the core values that drive Champions For Kids programs.

They believe all children should have:
Someone who cares
A place to belong
Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey.
All children.

That is a list I am proud to support. And principles I want to teach my daughter. She helped us find food that would be great for donating the last time we were at Wal-Mart. Take your kids to the store with you. Let them pick out the food to donate, and use that trip as a conversation starter. You might be surprised at the great ideas your kids can come up with to help families in need.

SIMPLE Giving Infographic

For a list of participating Wal-Marts, visit the SIMPLE Giving website, and while you are there, check out some of their other programs and projects. You will find some great ideas for getting your kids involved in serving your community on the SIMPLE Service page.

*I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions and stories are my own.


  1. I am going to have to look for a donation box at my local store!! Great cause.

  2. What a great program! Thanks!

  3. Thanks for sharing and totally will have to look into this and donate, too.

  4. This is awesome info, Tracie. I was just in Walmart yesterday and didn't see the boxes, but I'll look again and be sure to contribute. This is an important cause, for sure.

  5. My hubby and I volunteer for the food bank in our area. It is totally mind boggling how many people have fallen on hard times and need so much help in this area. It certainly breaks my heart when there are children or quite elderly folks that are involved though. Such a good program.

  6. This is such a wonderful program, thanks for sharing information about it. I'll definitely be on the lookout for it!

  7. This sounds like a wonderful program. I'll be keeping an eye out for the donation boxes at Walmart. Thank you for sharing. There's so many programs like this I never know about.

  8. I will have to look out for these displays. They are some foods we already buy so it is great they are giving back.

  9. What a wonderful program! I haven't seen anything like this in our neck of the woods but we aren't quite into the "back to school' swing.
    I will have to keep my eyes open!

  10. I love how Champions For Kids has the SIMPLE Giving program! The work they do is amazing and I thing it's great what they are doing for communities everywhere!

  11. I actually like your idea of donating things that are nutritious. I think that's the way I'll go next time I'm in there.

  12. I love doing these simple service projects. It's such a great way to help out the community.

  13. Wow this is a great cause. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. I am a huge fan of Champions for Kids. Hopefully I can get over to Walmart to make my donation this weekend!

  15. This is phenomenal. I think people tend to forget that things like this happen 365 days a year and not just during holidays.
    Needs to be shared..on it.

  16. Great cause and super easy to donate! Everyone will be buying back to school items, lunch fillers and snacks so it's easy to grab extras to donate!