Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Battle of the Blogs: Help Put Food on Someone's Table

Unfortunately, times are tough at the very time that we are approaching Thanksgiving and the Holidays. At both County agencies and local nonprofits that serve those in need, lines have grown long of people needing help.

Which is why for those who can, now is a great time to give. A cross-section of bloggers is encouraging people to give to the FreeStore/Foodbank, one of our great local organizations, which has set up a virtual store at which you can buy food for those in need. And I agreed to throw my hat in the ring for this good cause.

For those willing to give even a little, it's very easy. I myself just purchased a bag of food for a family of four, and topped it off with green beans, potatoes and apples.

To participate in this Battle of the Blogs to help the FreeStore, take two steps:

1) Go to the virtual store, and make your purchases: (takes 3 minutes)http://vad.aidmatrix.org/vadxml.cfm?driveid=3180

2) Comment below, however you wish, on the amount you gave, so I have a fighting chance of winning this competition against some much more veteran blogs than mine. (I won't list names, but will keep track of the tally).

Thanks to all who can step up and help this important cause. With your and others' help, the FreeStore will feed over 16,000 families over the Holiday season. For more information, go to: http://www.freestorefoodbank.org/.

12 comments:

David Pepper said...

I gave $41.72.

The Dean of Cincinnati said...

That's a weird amount. No worries. We'll dominate this challenge with you in the game, no matter your strange denominations!

Go Team Cincinnati Beacon!

David Pepper said...

Weird?

That's the total you get for a bag of food for a family of four, topped off with (two) green beans, potatoes, and apples. Sounded like a healthy meal to me.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... Only 2 green beans??

So each family member gets 1/2 a green bean?? ;)

Penelope said...

I gave a bag of food for a family of four, green beans, potatoes, and fruit cocktail!

$47.17

Brendon said...

$82.73

Very cool use of the web by the Freestore. Thanks to David for helping out an important cause.

Brendon

Anonymous said...

I gave $100.00. People are lined up outside the Foodbank. We all need to give as much as we can. Thanks, David, for bringing this to our attention.

margo said...

I donated $30.00 and purchased a food for a family of four and a turkey for thanksgiving. What a bargain. Everyone should have turkey on thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to all the bloggers for doing this. The video today of the people lined up for food is heart wrenching. Keep up the good work. I gave another $500.00.

Anonymous said...

I donated 5 bags of food ($100)

Brian Siegel said...

Great idea, and thanks for the inspiration during these challenging economic times (especially during the holidays). I donates and took action with Crossroads and their food drive. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,
Brian Siegel
www.siegelinnovations.com
www.heartprints.org

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