Monday, November 14, 2011

The Season to Donate

While many of us have plenty to be thankful for, especially around the holidays, there are still people who are in need of the very basics:  food, clothing, or shelter.

"Last year, Feeding America assisted in distributing more than 3 billion pounds of food to more than 37 million people at food banks, soup kitchens, and pantries. Feeding America's expansive system spans more than 200 food banks and 61,000 distribution agencies across all 50 states. The magnitude of the network helps allow it to efficiently provide meals at a cost of $1 for every eight meals. Feeding America can therefore help feed a family of four for an entire week for $11."

By giving only $11 to Feeding America via Groupon, you can help feed a family of four for an entire week! 

If G-Team members raise $2,200, then Feeding America can help provide 17,600 meals among 200 families of four for two weeks, with all donations matched up to $250,000 by Pepsi. Each additional $11 donation, in combination with the donation match, will fund meals for another family for two weeks.

Or if you prefer to take your own food donation, please consider these area food banks:

Capital Area Food Bank
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
FeedMore in Richmond

Remember to grab some coupons to get more (to give) for your dollar!  I've been able to match coupons and sales to score some great deals on canned goods this week!

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