Blog It Forward To Fight Hunger

 

Last week I was approached by a PR agency to see if I wanted to write about “Blog It Forward  To Fight Hunger.”

How could I EVER say no?

I live in New York where one of the bigger grocery stores is ShopRite. What I didn’t know was that ShopRite donates $2 Million dollars annually to help local food banks in my area. To date, they have donated $20 Million dollars.

Did you know that a $1 donation can purchase  10 pounds of food from a food bank?

 That is A LOT of food.

In 1999, ShopRite conceived and began its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, a year- round, community based hunger fighting initiative. With the help of more than 50 manufacturers, the program is COMMITTED to helping to feed and meet the nutritional needs of families and the elderly who may otherwise go without.

When I was reading the paperwork they sent me, I was SHOCKED to learn that more than 36 million Americans go to bed hungry EVERY NIGHT.

Sadly, 12 million of them are children.

Nearly 2 Million seniors suffer from food insecurity (unsure when or what their next meal will be)

Unfortunately, we are currently living in a economy where 9.7% of people are unemployed- and more than 36 Millions Americans (11% of U.S households) suffer from food insecurity.

More than ever, food banks need our help.

Today, the ShopRite Partners In Caring program supports 23 regional food banks and more than 1,400 charitable agencies with food or meal components. 

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Emergency Food Pantries
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Child Care Centers
  • Battered Women’s Shelters
  • Senior Programs
  • Drug Rehab Centers
  • Programs for the mentally & physically disabled
  • After School Programs

The truth is, they just want to get the word out there and bring the issue to light.

Now here is where YOU CAN HELP (don’t worry- no solicitations)

For every comment you leave (the first 30),  General Mills & ShopRite will donate 1 box of cereal to a food bank in ShopRite’s trading area.

All you need to do to help is leave a comment.

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36 thoughts on “Blog It Forward To Fight Hunger

  1. Helmetdude

    As a parent and the chair of our local school council and organizer of our much needed charitable breakfast program I say good on you. Thanks Redneck Mommy for the twitter link.

    Reply
  2. Sandy

    Great idea.. don’t know of anything like that here. Good luck, hope you hit your 30 plus. Let us know if we can reply more than once to get your numbers up!
    Sandy x

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  3. eden

    I am commenting SPECIFICALLY for the drug rehab people. Because there is nothing worse than hanging out trying to get clean … and being hungry at the same time. Makes you just want to go use again.

    🙂

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  4. Lisa

    I always go out of my way to try to shop at stores that give back instead of those that don’t. It is so sad that hunger is such an issue in this supposedly rich nation. Way to do your part, good for you 🙂

    Reply

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