It’s a sad statistic but 1 in 7 Americans struggle with hunger, and food insecurity exists in virtually every community in the US. It’s likely that there is someone in your family or in your circle of friends that has issues feeding themselves and their family each week. Could you imagine having to choose between paying your monthly housing costs or paying for food for your family. That’s a reality that many people deal with each month and it’s absolutely heartbreaking!

To learn more about the impact of hunger in the US, visit Feeding America. You can help folks in your community just by purchasing the brands who participate in the Produce for Kids campaign. It really couldn’t be any easier. Your family gets delicious and nutritious food and in turn, you help families in need.

The Produce for Kids campaign with Publix is supporting 24 Feeding America® food banks in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The funds raised during the Produce for Kids campaign will go to support Feeding America’s children’s programs, like Kids Café, Child Hunger Corps and the Summer Food Service Program. You can learn more at

I bet you are going to be grabbing produce this week for your menu…why not grab some tasty options that will make a difference?!

Pick up some of your favorite Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® Cups. These are great as a quick snack or paired with any of your favorite recipes…

Then you know Little Bear Brand® Vidalia® Sweet Onions will be perfect in any or all of your favorite recipes. I keep a big supply of Vidalia Onions on hand and use them constantly this time of year! Here are a few recipes to get you started –

As a reminder, here is the full list of participating brands. Be sure to stock your cart through 6/28!

  • Avocados from Mexico Mexican Hass Avocados
  • Crunch Pak® Sliced Apples
  • Del Monte® Fruit Naturals® Cups
  • Driscoll’s® Raspberries
  • Eat Smart® Fresh Cut Vegetables & Salads
  • Fresh Express® Packaged Salads
  • Little Bear Brand® Vidalia® Sweet Onions
  • RealSweet® Vidalia® Onions