Blog It Forward to Fight Hunger…I NEED YOUR HELP!

by jerseygirl on August 6, 2009 · 32 comments

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.

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Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 7:08 am

It is a sin that anyone in this great country goes hungry. Thank you, Lisa, for posting this blog about the wonderful work that ShopRite and other corporations are doing to feed the hungry.

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jelly August 7, 2009 at 8:15 am

I enjoy your blog.
What a good cause, I'm proud to post a comment.

Good luck.

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ttfn300 August 7, 2009 at 8:35 am

such a great opportunity! thanks for letting us help 🙂

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Erin August 7, 2009 at 8:37 am

Thanks for promoting such a great cause and encouraging all of us to be part of it!!
-Erin

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Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 9:02 am

Will purchase the Shop Rite brands to support hunger.
Bonnie

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Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 9:09 am

Happy to participate.

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Barbara Bakes August 7, 2009 at 9:14 am

What a nice way for you to help Lisa! There are no ShopRites in my area. But I wish them good luck with their campaign.

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kat August 7, 2009 at 9:20 am

Love that its this easy to help!

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Patsyk August 7, 2009 at 10:09 am

I love that ShopRite gives back to the community in this way. Great post, Lisa!

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Pam August 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

This is a great idea and a wonderful cause.

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Sue August 7, 2009 at 11:36 am

Good luck, good cause.

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Vrinda August 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

I like shopping at Shop Rite..great effort…First time here,U hav a great blog…

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Laurie August 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Thank you Lisa for doing this! It is a great cause. It is terrible that in this great country of enormous wealth that even one person goes hungry.

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The Food Hunter August 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm

This is a great cause. I used to shop at Shoprite when I lived in Philly. I still buy a lot of thier products from netgrocer. creature of habit.

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MichelleC August 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Great Cause! And nice blog 🙂

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Stacey Snacks August 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Lisa, you are always doing good work thru your blog!
I am happy to help you anytime.
Stacey

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Cate O'Malley August 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm

ShopRite is my go-to grocery store, and this effort of theirs only reinforces that choice.

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Prudy August 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Great opportunity to alleviate hunger in America. Thanks!

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PAN August 7, 2009 at 3:51 pm

PAN — Our church works a church pantry once a month and it runs close to 300 every meal every day. As others said–shuldn't be!!Thank you!!

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Carole August 7, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Nobody should go without food.

I am going to link on my blog.

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Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Happy to help, its a great cause. By the way, that guest blogger you had on a couple weeks ago was unbelievably informative and sounded extremely intelligent.

Happy Birthday!

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Jennifer August 7, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Such a rich country and so many are hungry and homeless. So great that companies are doing what they can.

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Donna August 7, 2009 at 8:27 pm

What a great cause, I am happy to comment and will pass it on!!!

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judyharms August 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Thanks Lisa,
This is for a great cause.
Judy

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Anonymous August 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

THANKS Lisa,
GREAT effort.
Judy

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janetfaye August 7, 2009 at 9:38 pm

This is wonderful to do!

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Joan C August 7, 2009 at 10:04 pm

What a great cause! Thank you Lisa, ShopRite, and General Mills!

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Pam Shank August 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm

This is a wonderful cause. It is hard to believe this is such a problem in our country.

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Jamie August 8, 2009 at 12:09 am

Lisa,
Thanks for passing on the information. Glad to leave a comment. We have to always remember that there are those less fortunate than us.

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Kerstin August 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm

What a great cause!! Glad we could help out in s small way 🙂

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Karen Harris August 9, 2009 at 8:50 am

Great cause. Good of you to participate.

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Bunny August 9, 2009 at 9:29 am

You got your 30 Lisa! You are a very thoughtful and caring person Lisa, thank you for making us aware of this.

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