I Met Jewel! (And Got Involved with a REALLY Neat Cause...)

LA Regional Food Bank looks like ours (only bigger.)
I'm sure all of you remember that I've been working with ConAgra on their Child Hunger Ends Here campaigns over the past year.  I was not going to turn down another opportunity to work with them again this year, even before I learned that we would be meeting singer/songwriter Jewel at a charity event in L.A.!  Of course, once I found out (which was literally a few days before I flew out), I was very excited for this next phase of the program.

L.A.... we meet again....
We arrived the evening before the event, and we had time for a brief dinner with the other bloggers (Piera Jolly, Rachel Matthews, and Kasey Trenum) before heading to bed.  (I was on CST time, remember.)  Then we were up and at 'em early in the morning for our journey to the L.A. Regional Food Bank.  We were going to interview Jewel and pack backpacks full of healthy foods for needy kids in the area.

Here are some shots of the time spent there (which was surprisingly just a few hours!)  The best part, of course, was meeting Jewel.  She is a new mom, and in addition to looking fabulous, she was a very sweet and genuine person.  I love when celebrities exceed my expectations -- it is so rare!

What a fun group of gals!

A candid moment for Jewel.
Fitting the Peanut Butter into the bags was no easy task!

I am very excited to tell you about the program as it goes on this year.  I have already started entering codes on the new specially-marked boxes of products made by ConAgra that will help to meet the amazing goal of 5 million meals to hungry kids!  To learn more about the program, visit Child Hunger Ends Here.  And don't forget to check back regularly for more celebrity news and updates from the field!

Wanna Sing?  ConAgra is giving a song away for codes entered from the campaign.  Choose from one of three versions of the song "Here's Hope" -- Jewel, Owl City, or JaySean's version!

*I am a compensated blogger correspondent for ConAgra's Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. Opinions and experiences shared here are my own.