It is always fun to get out into the community and have some fun with local moms and their kids. It is even more fun when we get to give back and help support something we really believe in.
I was so happy to be on board to help Quaker’s Chewy for Charity campaign raise awareness for undernourished children in Canada. I was heartbroken to learn that 36% of the 1.7 million Canadians turning to food banks were children and youth.
Going back to school is supposed to be an exciting time, however, for some families something as simple as packing a lunch can be quite a challenge. We were so fortunate to partner with Quaker Chewy for their Chewy for Charity campaign where families can upload their “Canadian-inspired” artwork to chewyforcharity.ca and for every piece of artwork submitted, Chewy will donate the equivalent of ten pounds of food to Food Banks Canada.
And we got to have lots of fun doing it! We created an event where families in Niagara could come and make their own artwork to upload to Chewy for Charity.
Our theme for the month is “Pets” so we made some fun pet rocks.
We made a fun pig craft with paint and Quaker oats.
We had a craft station where everyone could come and make a painting about what was special to them about being Canadian. We have some proud boys and girls here in Niagara!
The little ones enjoyed sensory play in some Quaker oats. Who knew how much fun you could have with oats other than eating them?
I think everyone’s favourite part was snack time! We all enjoyed some Quaker Chewy bars which are made from 100% Canadian whole grains. we also had some Quaker oatmeal raisin cookies. A real Canadian favourite!
Each of our moms got to take home a swag bag full of Quaker Chewy goodies. A great peanut-free snack to pack in school lunches!
If you have a little Picasso at home with some artwork you would like to share you can simply upload it to ChewyforCharity.ca and help families across Canada get the food they need. If you choose you can have your child’s artwork made into a canvas lunchbag!
How it works: