Blog It Forward to Fight Hunger…I NEED YOUR HELP!
I am excited to be part of ShopRite and General Mills Blog it Forward to Fight Hunger Program and today I will need your help. As you might already know, hunger is one of the problems our country is facing. We don’t see it as much as some other nations do but it is still here. More than 36 million people go to bed hungry every night and 12 million are children. This is a sad fact to hear especially when I know that I am never in need of food. The bright side is that we have many organizations as well as individuals that are trying to combat this problem.
In 1999, ShopRite began its ShopRite Partners in Caring Program
. Today, the ShopRite Partners In Caring program supports 23 regional food banks and more than 1,400 charitable agencies with food or meal components. More than $20 million has been donated since 1999 in the fight against hunger.
Companies that have joined ShopRite in the fight against hunger are marked in stores with the ShopRite Partners In Caring shelf label. Every time you choose one of these companies’ products, you support the brand that also helps fight hunger.
Each of the 217 ShopRite stores in the six states that ShopRite serves (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland) selects qualified local organizations to benefit from the program. These local food charities use their designated funds to acquire supplies at a food bank.
So please help me with this great cause. What can you do? First, please leave a comment. General Mills and ShopRite will be donating one box of cereal for each of the first 30 comments that I receive. Imagine how many people will be able to eat breakfast! If there is a ShopRite in your neck of the woods, you can shop there and support the brands that help fight hunger. You can also donate a dollar or two when you check out or you can take food to your local food bank. Hunger is a terrible thing. Let’s pray that someday, no one will go hungry.