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!!!