Jewel has partnered with ConAgra Foods to raise awareness for their third annual Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. Jewel, Owl City and Jay Sean each recorded a version of “Here’s Hope,” written by Hunter Hayes, Luke Laird and Barry Dean. For their versions of the song as well as exclusive video content, visit www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com. Jewel helped kick off the campaign on Wednesday by volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
“More than one in five children in the United States doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, and for nearly two decades, ConAgra Foods and the ConAgra Foods Foundation have been powerful advocates for those children,” Gary Rodkin, CEO of ConAgra Foods said. “It is through our continued collaboration with Feeding America and our unwavering commitment, that we have been able to make progress in this fight. Now, with these talented performers, we hope to have an even bigger impact and encourage more consumers to join us.”
“As a homeless teen, I experienced the epidemic of hunger first-hand,” Jewel said. “Now, as a new mother, it breaks my heart to know that children suffer from this every day. I’m honored and humbled to be able to help those in need through the Child Hunger Ends Here program and say to our friends and neighbors struggling with hunger, ‘Here’s hope.’”
To participate in the campaign, enter the eight-digit code on specially marked packages of ConAgra Foods brands including Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Manwich, Orville Redenbacher’s, Peter Pan and Snack Pack at www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com. For each code entered, one meal will be donated to Feeding America. Codes can be redeemed through August 2012.
After entering the code, consumers can download their favorite version of “Here’s Hope.” They will also be able to submit their zip code to enter their local Feeding America food bank into a competition to receive an 80,000 meal donation. Ten food banks will receive the donation based on the total number of zip codes entered.
Through the website and a social media campaign comprised of leading bloggers throughout the nation, ConAgra will work to meet its overall goal of donating five million meals this school year which will complement the ConAgra Foods Foundation’s $10 million, 5-year commitment to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.