This post is sponsored by Feeding America and Scholastic. The ideas and opinions are all our own.
Our kitchens seem to have revolving doors on them during the summer. It’s a never ending flow of hungry kids grabbing handfuls of goldfish crackers, unwrapping sticky granola bars and dripping popsicle trails across the floor. They never seem satisfied.
Feed the kids! It’s a relentless job for moms during the summer.
But if we can keep everyone fed, it seems like the day goes more smoothly. Less fighting, less whining, and maybe even a few less hangry moments from mom.
And what beats a handful of marshmallows, peanut buttery goodness and a salty crunch? This Peanut Butter S’mores snack mix is likely to be gobbled up pretty quickly-but it will also keep those tummies full!
Thinking of our sweet boys with their gap toothed grins, their skinned summer knees, and their never ending appetite, we can’t help but also think about the 1 in 6 kids in America who may be hungry right now. Where are their sweet smiles? It’s hard to be happy when your stomach is growling.
So many kids don’t know where their next meal is coming from today. When they are in school they can at least count on that school lunch, but during the summer, there’s not a revolving door in their kitchen. No bowl full of snack mix to munch.
So while our kids are hungry, we want them to be hungry to help too! Let’s make a big bowl of this snack mix, gather the kids around and talk about how WE can help fight hunger.
Peanut Butter S’mores Snack Mix Recipe:
- Mini Marshmallows
- Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Teddy Grahams (chocolate and honey)
- Reese’s Pieces
Grab a large bowl.
Dump equal parts of each ingredient in the bowl and mix it up. You can make this as large or as small as you want-use the whole bags of things or just use half, whatever works for you!
Well, that was easy to make right?!
Making a difference in a sweet kiddo’s life is easy! It doesn’t have to be hard or overwhelming to help hungry kids.
There are many easy ways to help and to get your kids involved in helping fight hunger. Talk to your kids about this and help them understand the problem. See what they can think of to help!
Here are a few ideas for how you and your kids could get involved:
- Have a lemonade stand and donate the proceeds to a hunger relief organization
- Set aside a jar in your house and have everyone toss their loose change in to donate
- Collect food for your local food bank
- Volunteer at your local food bank or food pantry
- Plant a garden and share the food with your local food pantry
Find more ideas to help on the Hungry to Help website.
When you download this Family Action Plan, you’ll find an activity page for the kids, tips on how to help, stories of people who struggle with hunger, and more ways to engage your family in this conversation.
So the next time your kids are munching or asking for food, why not grab that snack and then sit down together and figure out a way that your family can help?
And keep those hungry kids’ tummies fed!
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