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To say my family was poor as a child is a total understatement. While we may not have had money in the bank, we always had a roof over our head, food in our bellies and the safety and security our family needed. My mother learned how to create a meal out of nothing and with hard work and a little help from time to time, she was able to do what others might have a more difficult time.
To this day, our family (and many in our community) have endured ups and downs. With the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the economic downturn, our family has also fought many health battles. Food is something we will not allow someone we know to do without. With the help of Honey Bunches of Oats, all of us have the opportunity to give back! We need you to see stories of dedication that showcase the drive and passion of Latinos in America. Latinos like us, carry a deep sense of dedication in everything we do that’s why Honey Bunches wants to make a change in our own community.
From New Orleans to Los Angeles, more than one in six Latinos in the U.S. are served by the Feeding America network each year. Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. As a kid, we were one of those families! This brings the total to nine million Latino adults, seniors, and children. For every person that shares the hashtag #LatinosConDedicacion from November 16, 2015 to January 3, 2016, Honey Bunches of Oats® will donate $1 which equates to 11 meals to Feeding America®’s network, with goals of donating 110,000 meals.
Our family took several buses in Los Angeles and walked back using our portable shopping cart to carry our food from the local food bank. Without it, basic items like rice, beans, peanut butter and fruit would seem unattainable. Today local Feeding America network food banks will distribute meals all over cities like New Orleans that turn $1 into 11 meals. You know, I thought my days of eating from a food bank were long gone, but after Hurricane Katrina (and other disasters) many families found themselves in an all too familiar situation.
So we need you, your friends and family to share your story. What inspires your spirit of commitment and dedication in everything you do? Use the hashtag #LatinosConDedicacion and join the initiative.
Want to help? Share your story of dedicacion with the hashtag #LatinosConDedicacion on social media. Help Honey Bunches of Oats reach their goal of 110,000 meals donated!