Tina Knowles Enlists Beyoncé, Solange for ‘Miss A Meal’
By// Mariah Craddick
Tina Knowles wants her famous daughters Beyoncé and Solange to miss a meal. In fact, she wants you to, too.
Mother Knowles has teamed up with Bread of Life, Inc. for its fundraising campaign “Miss A Meal” to help feed millions of Americans by encouraging people to skip a meal and donate the money they would have spent on food to feed the less fortunate. According to the Huffington Post, Tina enlisted the help of her daughters to help spread the word about the campaign.
“When we say ‘we are starving,’ we have to remember that there are people who are literally starving,” she said in a press release. “If everyone fed one person, one meal, we could make a huge difference.”
Beyonce added: “I was 13 and my sister Solange was 8 when we started donating and serving meals to the homeless after church. There were people from all walks of life, even children, who needed a meal. We learned that we are all three paychecks away from poverty. It was a lesson in humility for all of us.”
And sister Solange said, “There are dozens of memories of me and my sister volunteering at Bread of Life, we got to see firsthand how grateful people were to receive a hot meal. For many people this was their only meal of the day and we learned early on not to take anything for granted. I’m passing on those same lessons to my son Julez.”
To donate or learn more about “Miss A Meal,” text 50555 or visit www.missameal.net.