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Host a Simple Service Project with Jennie-O and Champions for Kids

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

In my humble opinions, there’s nothing like showing your kids how to do a service project. We are a scout family and we have been proud to serve on several service projects for the community.  This past week, we had the chance to do our very own service project  as a familia. This project was simple, easy to help and it will go a long way for those in need. With the help of Champion for Kids and Jennie-O, we hosted Taco Thursday. Made with yummy Jennie-O turkey of course!

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The only requirement to attend our taco fiesta was that a canned good should be donated. Come with a can, and you’ll be able to scarf down as many turkey tacos as you’d like.  When my youngest asked about the canned goods, it was the perfect time to explain how we would be donating them to our local food bank and it will help those who need food.

Look up your local food back here!

Cooking the tacos was easy and I’ll confess that it was the first time I cooked ground turkey as a main ingredient for tacos. Another confession; it was freaking delicious! Pair with with some queso, lettuce, salsa and crema, we ate to our hearts content.  We were blessed to enjoy each others company and have a table full of food. Hence, it gave us a great topic to discuss while we ate.

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The core values of Champions for Kids are simple, yet profound, and drive their efforts to “mobilize millions” to help children — All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children.

From June 1 to June 30, Champions for Kids is partnering with Jennie-O Turkey to encourage community projects across the country benefiting children in need of a nutritious meals this summer. Called SIMPLE Service Projects, the idea is to host or organize an event to collect non-perishable foods that you would then donate to a local organization that serves children in need, such as a food pantry, shelter or daycare center.

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With the cans of food that we collected we are ready to head out to our local food bank, Hospitality Saturday that helps families in our community.  Our last day of school was this past Wednesday and with all the end-of-school activities, we didn’t have a chance to head out last week.  Beginning our summer with a service project is a great way to show my kids that sharing is caring and giving to those is need is the right thing to do.

 Twitter Party:

When: Thursday, June 24, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #Fiesta4Kids hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/fiesta4kids

Hashtag: #Fiesta4Kids

Prizes: Five prizes will be given to five randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly. Each prize includes a $25 Walmart gift card and two $5 Jennie-O product coupons.

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann

Sponsor: @Champions4Kids

Host your own service project party with Jennie-O and Champions for Kids and give back to the community!

See you at the party!


Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

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