Elmo and Hunger

Sesame Street is doing a Special this weekend on childhood hunger.

This is so dear to me, many of the kids I work with aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. One reason that going to camp is so much fun is that kids know that they will get three meals each day, plus snacks.

I also just love the Muppets and Sesame Street, and while Elmo isn’t my favorite muppet, he is pretty cute. Here’s the description of “Growing Hope Against Hunger:”

During a food drive on Sesame Street, Elmo meets guest stars Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and learns how the struggle with hunger affects a new friend, Lily. The seeds of hope are planted when they visit a community garden and learn with Rosita how people can work together to take steps towards solutions. Even Super Grover realizes that, while this problem is too big for one superhero to fix, many people working together can achieve super things. The theme is continued with filmed documentaries of four real families who have experienced the challenge of hunger and are finding strategies and resources that help.

According to tpt.org, “Growing Hope Against Hunger” will air Sunday, October 9 on tptLife (which is 2.3 in the Twin Cities)

Check out the preview