As I sit here at lunchtime having just eaten and knowing that my Daughter is eating her school dinner an EMAIL from Netmums landed in my inbox about their campaign to help feed hungry children. What country could this be that needed our help? The answer might shock you as much as it did me – our Country, right here in Britain in 2012 there are children who don’t know when they will get their next meal.
Here’s an extract from Netmums site:
Research from The Kids Company and Netmums found out the truth about Britain’s hungry children. The results are scandalous as well as heartbreaking.
- One million UK children living with ‘food insecurity’ – not knowing where their next meal is coming from
- Half of UK teachers report having to feed hungry children themselves
- 233 per cent increase in children turning to charity to be fed in the last 12 months
You can question how can this happen and why aren’t the agencies taking care of these kids and yes these questions and more should be asked but whilst this is investigated and solutions identified kids will still be hungry.
Netmums and The Kids Company have a campaign to raise money to take positive action to help with that immediate need of providing food to hungry children through recycling of old mobile phones.
Old Mobiles, that once ‘essential’ gadget no longer in use, can be recycled to raise money to give the kids the food they need, the real essential of a meal.
Probably most of us either have or know someone who probably has an old mobile lurking in the house gathering dust – take a look at the campaign site, hopefully you will be able to help in some small way.