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I was surprised and saddened to learn that nearly 17 million children in America, almost 1 in 4, are uncertain where their next meal will come from.

Children who struggle with hunger are sick more often, recover more slowly, and are more likely to be hospitalized. They're also more likely to experience headaches, stomach aches, colds, ear infections, and fatigue, and are more susceptible to obesity and its harmful health consequences.

Grain Foods Foundation has teamed up with Desperate Housewife Teri Hatcher and Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, to launch the 2011 Bread Art Project in an effort to help nourish children in need while simultaneously providing nutrition information.


"As a mother it’s heartbreaking to learn the impact of childhood hunger in this country," said Hatcher. "I’m proud to support the Bread Art Project and become part of the solution to this growing problem.”

“Staples like bread and grains provide many essential nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy,” said Judi Adams MS, RD and president of the Grain Foods Foundation. “Plus, they are affordable and versatile items families can use to stretch their grocery dollars at home.”

For every piece of personalized bread art created and approved at (it's free and takes only about 10 minutes depending on how creative you get), Grain Foods Foundation will donate $1 to Share Our Strength through June 30th. Simple and easy so get over there!

Jill Seiman & Teri Hatcher 2011 Bread Art

{I was not compensated for this post.}