Lily is a new Muppet. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit arm behind Sesame Street, uses Lily to promote ways to eat within a budget and locate community assistance programs. This information is valuable for parents who watch Sesame Street with their children. “Fourteen million American children have limited or uncertain access to food” and “9.6 million of these children are under the age of 6,” (Reuters). In order to increase awareness of many poverty-stricken children in the U.S., country singer Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly hosted Growing hope against Hunger. Lily’s family doesn’t have enough food when her parents don’t have jobs. The Paisley couple stated, “Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children.” Every week I bring canned goods to our community food bank.
Media credit: Sesame Workshop