Beech-Nut’s Million Meals at the Movies

Atlanta Area Moms Blog is proud to partner with Beech-Nut for this sponsored post.

With the holidays approaching (and giving top of mind for many families), I know some of you moms are looking for good causes to expose your kids to and support, as a family. Personally, I have been on the search for an organization to support with a cause that hits home with my children. A cause that, as young elementary students, they can understand and get excited about contributing to – and with that in mind, I am happy to share the following on Beech-Nut’s partnership with No Kid Hungry.

First, I will share some stats that may resonate with your children:

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2017 over 13 million children lived in households whose yearly income falls below the federal poverty level (which is $25,750 for a family of four).
  • In Georgia, over 23% of children under the age of 18 live in households that experienced limited or uncertain availability of safe, nutritious foods at some point during the year. Unfortunately, Georgia falls above the national average on this statistic. (Source: Feeding America)
  • Over 17% of children in Georgia participated in the summer meals program in 2015, based on the number of low-income students who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. (Source: FRAC)

My kids wake up every morning before school to breakfast, they eat lunch every day with friends in their cafeteria, and they come home to a warm meal every night, without question. Three meals a day is a basic necessity, and admittedly, our family takes for granted that our refrigerator and pantry are stocked each week. But the numbers and percentages listed above prove that this isn’t the case with many who live in our area.

Luckily, there are organizations that we can support that are striving to reduce these numbers. No Kid Hungry is working to end child hunger in America by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. Beech-Nut is partnering with No Kid Hungry to make this happen – Beech-Nut has committed to donate more than 3 million meals to kids in need by 2020.

So how can your family get involved and learn more? Check out the details for the FREE event below!

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:45pm EST

Location: The Fernbank Museum – The Giant Screen Theater | 767 Clifton Rd. | Atlanta, GA 30307

Description: In Georgia, more than 20 percent of children are hungry. Beech-Nut is partnering with No Kid Hungry because all kids should have access to real food.

Join us at the Fernbank Museum – The Giant Screen Theater on Sunday, November 10th from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for Beech-Nut’s Million Meals at the Movies hosted by WSB-TV’s Tyisha Fernandes and Happy Mango’s Phnewfula Frederiksen – a FREE family movie screening of “Superpower Dogs” and story time, benefitting No Kid Hungry. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about food insecurity and how every dollar donated to No Kid Hungry helps hungry children across the United States.

Register to reserve your space and to make a tax deductible donation to No Kid Hungry.


Also, if you are unable to attend the event but are still interested in supporting this important cause, you can make a tax deductible donation to No Kid Hungry through Beech-Nut’s team page HERE!

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Jessica is an adventure-loving, over-committing, and previously organized mother of 2! She and her husband (high school sweethearts) moved to Atlanta in 2006 after graduating college, ready to start their life in the “real world”. They have experienced so many wonderful life milestones while in Atlanta – lived in Buckhead pre-kids, bought a house in great Smyrna neighborhood, had their first child in 2011 (a spunky little girl, Vivian), welcomed their second child exactly 18 months later in 2012 (a creative and crazy little boy, Harrison), and most recently added a Golden Doodle named Winston into the mix. Jessica and her family have since moved to the burbs of Milton where you now find them past 2 horse farms on the right. Jessica has always loved being part of a community, so when the opportunity to join the Atlanta Mom executive team presented itself it was a no brainer! She loved it so much, in fact, that in 2021 she and Natalie joined forces to lead the team and continue connecting with awesome moms across the ATL!