Kori Reed, wife and mom of four children -- three teens and 1 pre-teen -- also is Vice President, Cause & Foundation at ConAgra Foods. She champions the company's signature cause of child hunger. She and her family are doing the food stamp challenge for the week, Sept. 15-Sept. 21. This blog is co-written by Kori and her kids.
From the Kids:
As I responded to each child's comments, I held my smile, but on the inside realized I was facing one of my worst fears, not having enough food for them to eat. In the days after 9-11, when we all worried about what might happen next, I was the mom that put peanut butter, baby formula and water under the bed. I couldn't handle the thought of eight eyes looking at me saying we are hungry, and not being able to do anything about it.
Fast forward, I am fortunate I get to the do the job I do, and I am fortunate that the SNAP challenge is a seven-day exercise for our family. I can handle the temporary crankiness among the kids; however for millions of families, in particular single parents, it can be months or years of worries and wait related to food. This is why we are doing the challenge, to give the kids a new perspective on food, a basic element we take for granted every day; and for me to not lose sight of a cause I touch every day.