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Fight Hunger with Beyoncé

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Queen Bey has partnered with Hamburger Helper and Feeding America to help fight childhood hunger in America. The goal of the “Show Your Helping Hand” campaign is to help Feeding America deliver 3.5 million meals to food banks across the country.

According to Feeding America, one in eight Americans struggles with hunger. And, here are some additional statistics:

  • Households with children have nearly double the hunger rates of families without children.
  • More than 40 percent of families who visit food pantries served by Feeding America live in the suburbs.
  • Nearly 40 percent of those who visit food pantries are the working poor: those who work, but whose paychecks do not cover the basic necessities of life.
  • Nearly 3 million elderly people are served by Feeding America each year.

You can help in three ways:

1. Enter codes found on specially marked boxes of Hamburger Helper. For every code entered, Hamburger Helper will make a donation to a local food bank…enough to provide one meal.

2. Bring non-perishable food items to Beyoncé’s “I Am Sasha Fierce” tour dates. (Chicago – July 17th)

3. Donate funds directly to Feeding America.

In addition to the concert dates, Show Your Helping Hand has hosted several retail events at grocers in select tour stops. The events allow people to donate canned goods, learn more about hunger, watch a multi-media tribute to Beyoncé’s philanthropic/career achievements, and record a testimonial about what you are personally doing to fight hunger. The remaining retail events are:

July 10 – Safeway
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
5130 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

July 12 – Vons
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
500 E. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301

July 15 – Cub Foods
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
7555 West Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

July 15 – Dominick’s
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2550 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

July 17 – Jewel-Osco
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
103 South Randall Road, Algonquin, IL, 60102

To learn more about the campaign and related news, please visit http://www.showyourhelpinghand.com. Here is the beautifully shot commercial. Bey looks gorgeous by the way…

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