Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Response from Hunger Week

We were recently sent some information from ShopRigte Partners in Caring regarding their efforts to combat hunger. I thought I'd pass along the information for anyone who would like to get involved!

ShopRite Partners in Caring has teamed up with General Mills to launch a new video contest called Expressions of Hunger. This local video contest encourages every day people -- from classrooms to choirs, families to friends -- to creatively share their perspective on the issue of hunger through song, dance, poetry or dramatic reading.

Residents of New York (only residents of six states are eligible to enter) will have the chance to be one of six (individuals or groups) to be featured on a limited-edition Cheerios box and have their video featured on the ShopRite Partners In Caring website ( Entries will be accepted from now through March 1, 2010.

With nearly 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, suffering from food insecurity last year, a 36 percent increase from the year before, leading nutrition and food policy expert Marion Nestle has identified “hunger” as one of the leading food issues of 2010. However, it’s not always easy to put a “face” on the devastating effects of hunger. Through creative expression, ShopRite Partners in Caring hopes this contest can not only raise awareness but propel people to get involved.

For those who may need an artistic nudge to get their creative juices flowing, example entries are posted on the Expressions of Hunger web site: . Also included below is the official contest press release and rules fact sheet that provides additional details.

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