On December 8, 2009, a call was put out as New Jersey Bloggers banded together for the Blogging Out Hunger Campaign to help spread the word about The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and their desperate need of donations.
By December 15th, 122 bloggers banned together and joined the blog burst in the fight against hunger spearheaded by my friend Deb Smith, Founder and Exectuive Editor of JerseyBites.com.
To help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Check-Out Hunger Campaign (which by the way was founded in New Jersey) I am honored to join my friend Deb in participating in Blogging Out Hunger Returns!
Sadly, my family is no stranger to hunger and I believe using our blogging powers for good are what bloggers (like me) do best!
Even if you're NOT from Jersey -- there's a way you (yes, YOU!) can help give hunger the virtual bitch-slap it deserves:
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey reports that need for nutritious food is up 30-40 percent at its partner agencies (soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, etc) this year.
Here’s how people can help:
- Right in your own neighborhood: shoppers will find a display of Check-Out Hunger donation slips at the checkout aisles in their local food stores.
- Right in your own home: people can donate through the Check-Out Hunger in New Jersey website at www.checkouthungernj.org.
Participating food markets include A&P, Food Basics, Foodtown, Kings, Pathmark, Shop Rite, Super Fresh, Wawa, and Wegmans.
What, so, you NOT from Jersey?
No problem, the food banks across America rely on individual, corporate and foundation support to fund their hunger-relief efforts. To save time, feel free to find a food bank near you by using this widget:
Or, especially if you're having difficulty finding your holiday mojo, perhaps you'd consider visiting my fellow New Jersey Bloggers listed here and digging, stumbling, or giving our humble attempts at Blogging Out Hunger (Part II) a thumbs up on facebook, therefore, decreasing the surplus suckage in the world.
Because, nice matters and hunger sucks!