Monday, November 8, 2010
Libby's Virtual Canned Food Drive!
Now this I had to share with you! Libby's has organized an unbelievable effort called the "Virtual Canned Food Drive." This year, they have partnered with Feeding America to help those who are less fortunate. The part that caught my eye about this effort is: "Teams that raise $1,500 or more for Feeding America will get their pantries stocked with a year’s supply of canned vegetables from Libby’s." When you think about it, even if just you and a few of your friends got together and formed a team and asked those closest to you to donate $5 here, or $10 here, I bet you could raise $1500 in no time! You can read the full article here, but the following info was taken straight from the Libby's website!
This year, Libby’s wants you to help families in need get back to the table through the Virtual Canned Food Drive supporting Feeding America.
At Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables, we passionately believe that every capable family should help those less fortunate. This is why we partnered with Feeding America for the second year in a row to empower you, your family and your community to give back to Americans who are food insecure.
The online food drive encourages families and friends to form teams and engage their communities to support them. Teams that raise $1,500 or more for Feeding America will get their pantries stocked with a year’s supply of canned vegetables from Libby’s. Individuals are also welcome to either form teams or simply donate.
In addition, Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables will match up to $40,000 of donations raised between now and Dec. 13, 2010, which will help provide 525,000 meals for families in need! As a thank-you, Libby’s will give every person who contributes to the Virtual Canned Food Drive a coupon for 50 cents off two cans of Libby’s Vegetables.
Every five dollars donated helps provide 35 meals for families struggling with hunger. This is a cause we hope everyone will stand behind!
FEEDING AMERICA FACTS
*Today, one in six Americans is struggling with hunger.
*Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
*The Feeding America network includes more than 200 food banks that serve all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
*The network distributes more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and groceries annually.
*More than 700,000 people volunteer each year to help the Feeding America network feed the hungry.
More information is available at www.feedingamerica.org.