August 13, 2009

Help Me Fight Hunger!!!


Did you know that last year 35.1 million Americans did not have enough food to meet the basic nutritional needs? That's 1 in every 8 Americans!! And elderly and children are becoming more and more at risk! That's scary!!

A few weeks ago I was contacted to help spread the word about ShopRite Partners in Caring's quest to fight hunger. And while I'm a little late getting this post up.... this is a cause that is to good not to share with you all!!

What is ShopRite Partners in Caring? ShopRite Partners in Caring is a "year-round, community-based, hunger-fighting initiative that works with 50 food industry manufacturers to provide $2 million annually to qualified charitable agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island."

This year ShopRite Partners in Caring is celebrating 10 years and has donated $20 million to over 1,400 charities!!! These charities have included senior citizen programs, battered women's shelters, emergency food pantries, after-school programs, programs for disabled and others!!

And the donations aren't just food! They donated other much needed essentials such as toothpaste or pantyhose thanks to the partnership with the 50 manufacturers they work with!

How Can YOU Help??

Easy! There are several ways that you can help!!

1.) Shop at ShopRite stores and look for specially marked items with the ShopRite Partners In Caring shelf tag , and you'll be donating to one of the 1,400 charities that ShopRite works with!! "It’s that simple."

2.) Don't have a ShopRite? That's ok! Leave a comment to this post by August 20, 2009 and ShopRite will donate 1 box of cereal to a food bank in ShopRite's trading area for each of the first 30 bloggers that leave that said comment!!! How cool is that!?

3.) Check out ShopRite Partners in Caring's website with more ways you can help!!

So really, all you have to do is leave me some love right here..... anything.... tell me what your favorite charity is or your favorite aspect of ShopRite Partners in Caring! Anything! Just leave a comment and get a box of cereal donated!!

Here's some quick links with great info!

Check out ShopRite Partners in Caring's info here.
Get more information about hunger here!
Get information on ShopRite Partners in Caring's featured charity here.
Read up on the latest news about this great program here!!!

30 comments:

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Way to go Heather for helping the cause. I used to love shopping at ShopRite when we had one nearby. It is such a good cause.

SoHo Accessories said...

Don't have a Shop Rite near me. This is certainly a good cause. Anything to help combat hunger..In this country no one should go hungry.

Amber said...

Awesome cause! Thanks for doing your part.

Ryan said...

Well since i dont have a Shop Right near me lol. Ill leave a comment for ya!!

Chanda said...

Stopping by from SITS...
you're doing a great service by spreading the word. I hope you get the 30 comments!

Monique - Resident Mommy said...

That is a great program, thanks for the info.

It's interesting because, before I became a mother I cared about these things, but now my heart truly aches when I think about children suffering in any way.

ShopRite it is!

SoBella Creations said...

Don't have a shop rite store in my area. What a great cause.

Stopping by via SITS!

Paige said...

What a great cause! Stopping by from SITS. Have a great Sunday afternoon.

From Janes Oven said...

great cause. Its nice to know there are other people out there who care enough to do something about it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wonderful SUnday to you.

ItsKelly said...

We don't have Shop Rites here, but I hope my comment can help out! It's a great cause!

Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

I don't have a Shop Rite, but I'm glad they are contributing for your first 30 comments!~

a SITSta

Samantha @ Mama Notes said...

wow, this is awesome! a great cause!

Shawn said...

Hey there----visiting over from SITS---amazing blogging idea----more awareness of this is great!!

TeeTee said...

Oooh... I'll go check it out!

Tonya McMurray said...

Great cause. We don't have a ShopRite near us, but I'm happy to help out with a comment -- and I'll give you a plug on Twitter

Theta Mom said...

You're so awesome for doing this! And ShopTite gets a WOOT WOOT as well! Fantatstic cause that will make a difference!

BTW, thank you so much for following my blog. I am following you as well! I look forward to reading more from you! ;)

TwentySomethingMomma said...

This is a wonderful gesture!

Just wandering through via Twitter Moms. It's nice to "meet" you!

(BTW, I'm now following you!)

=)

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

What a great cause!

Thanks for following me, Heather. I'm following you too!

Dreamgirl said...

How great that you are doing something like this. Hey, I hope my comment will help you get those 30 you need.

Just stopping by to say hi and thank you for visiting me over at Sweeter Living.

Hope you have a wonderful week!
I'll come back and visit you later.

shortmama said...

What a great post! No Shop Rites by me but happy to comment.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Hi Heather! Just wanted to say thanks for joining my blog. Hope you feel at home!

Angie Marion said...

This is a great cause and it's so great seeing other women getting involved! I posted about this too - do you think you could stop by and comment for me too? I'm still a ways away from 30. :-)

Stopping by from TwitterMoms.

Renee said...

What a great cause! I am happy to leave a comment to fight hunger. Good luck!

Sandy said...

Stopping by from SITS and to say you are a girl after my own heart. Stopping hunger is a cause that is important to me and I am happy to part of your effort. I support our local food bank and last year one of my organizations raised several hundred pounds of food during a drive in December. Love to have you stop by and become a Tracker!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

S3XinthePantry said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with your ability to translate comments into food for the hungry. I'm so glad you commented on my blog, so i could comment on this post!
Wow, again!

Stephanie said...

Wow! This is great. Thank you for posting this today and for bringing this program to my attention.

I'm stopping by from SiTS. Have a great day!

Stephanie
www.thebeautificationproject.wordpress.com

paintedpants said...

I will most definitely leave a comment to help fight hunger! What a great cause--good luck!

-Lori at I Can Grow People

Mommy Bear said...

I don't have a ShopRite near me but I am glad to do my part and leave a comment.

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