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The Bread Art Project

“Mommy and Me”  My Bread Art

How’s this for a statistic:  Nearly 17 million children in America (almost 1 in 4) struggle with hunger.  Children who struggle with hunger are sick more often, recover more slowly, and are more likely to be hospitalized.  They are more likely to experience headaches, stomachaches, colds, ear infections and fatigue.  Lastly, children who face hunger are more susceptible to obesity and its harmful health consequences as children and adults.

I was shocked and saddened by these statistics.  When you think of hungry children, America is not the first place that comes to mind.  But this has hit home.

In an effort to create awareness and educate the public of this ongoing problem, Grain Foods Foundation has created The Bread Art Project and has invited actress Teri Hatcher to be the spokesperson for this effort.  This fundraising and awareness project will help provide hungry children in the United States access to the nutritious meals they need to lead healthy lives through Share our Strength, a national nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger.

Teri Hatcher announces The Bread Art Project

I had the opportunity to attend the official Bread Art Project announcement and learn more details on how we can help.

The Bread Art Project serves as digital fundraising to end childhood hunger by 2015. 

The way it works:  Visit breadartproject.com and create a personalized piece of bread art – AT NO COST – by uploading a favorite drawing or photo, or designing a new one using a digital slice of bread as the canvas.  For each piece of approved art created from April 1 through June 30, 2011, the Grain Foods Foundation will donate $1 to Share our Strength.  This is a fun and creative way to get involved in the fundraising effort while simultaneously providing nutrition information.

To help you put all this in perspective, The Grain Foods Foundation has created the Face Hunger application, which allows Facebook users to apply the one-in-four-child-hungry statistic to your friends.  Give it a try here.

To make a personalized piece of bread art in support of Share Our Strength, visit breadartproject.com.

Teri making sandwiches with the kids
Catherine Luu from Cooking Matters and
Judy Adams from Go with the Grain/The Grain Foods Foundation
Making Bread Art
The perfect way to incorporate grains in your diet
Mom and I meeting Teri Hatcher

Otra vez…en Español!

¿Sabia que casi 17 millones de niños en los Estados Unidos (casi 1 de cada 4) lucha contra el hambre. Los niños que luchan contra el hambre se enferman más a menudo, se recuperan más lentamente y son más propensos a ser hospitalizados. Es más probable que tengan dolores de cabeza, dolores de estómago, resfriados e infecciones del oído y la fatiga. Los niños que padecen hambre son más susceptibles a la obesidad y sus consecuencias perjudiciales para la salud de niños y adultos.

Estoy muy
conmocionada por estas estadísticas. Cuando uno piensa en los niños que sufren con hambre, América no es el primer lugar que me viene a la mente.

En un esfuerzo para educar al público de este problema, Grain Foods Foundation ha creado The Bread Art Project y ha invitado a la actriz Teri Hatcher, a ser la portavoz de este esfuerzo. Este proyecto de recaudación de fondos, ayudará a proporcionar a los niños que padecen hambre en los Estados Unidos acceso a comidas nutritivas.  Comidas que necesitan para llevar una vida saludable.  Todo a través de Share Our Strength, una organización nacional enfocada en combatir el hambre infantil.

Tuve la oportunidad de asistir la conferencia de prensa y la presentacion de The Bread Art Project y conocer más detalles sobre cómo podemos ayudar.

Funciona asi: Visita breadartproject.com y crea una obra de arte personalizadas en una rebanada de pan digital - SIN COSTO - puedes incorporar un dibujo o tu foto favorita, o diseñar uno completamente nuevo. Para cada obra de arte creada aprobada de el 1 de abril al 30 de junio de 2011,Grain Foods Foundation donará $ 1 a Share Our Strength. Esta es una manera divertida y creativa para participar en el esfuerzo de recaudación de fondos y al mismo tiempo te proporcionan con información nutricional.

Para ayudar a poner todo esto en perspectiva, Grain Foods Foundation ha creado una aplicación en Facebook “Enfrenta el Hambre” que incorpora la estadística de uno-de-cada-cuatro niños con hambre a tus amigos en Facebook.

Para apoyar a Share our Strength y crear una pieza de arte personalizada visita The Bread Art Project.

  • MonicaApril 17, 2011 - 10:41 am

    Fantastic, Ericka! I will get my kids on it this week and share your post with my readers. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Ana L. FloresApril 17, 2011 - 8:45 pm

    Thanks for letting us know about this. What a creative way to get people interested and involvedReplyCancel

  • YvetteApril 18, 2011 - 8:31 am

    That is great Ericka!!! Congrats to meeting Teri Hatcher. I love that we can create awareness through our blogs!

    Speaking of Share our Strength — Are you hosting a bake sale in California for the 2011 National Food Blogger Bake Sale to benefit Share our Strength??? My sister (Veronica) is in the process of forming a team in CA and it would be GREAT if you could partner in this effort. I have formed a team in Colorado (http://muybuenocookbook.wordpress.com/muy-bueno/bake-sale/) with some amazing participants and sponsors and we hope we can form an amazing team out of California too!

    Together we will end childhood hunger in America.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer JamesApril 19, 2011 - 8:31 am

    I am so thrilled you were able to go! I love your post. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

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