Today I am participating in a “blogburst” to stamp out hunger. Two years ago, over 100 NJ bloggers particpated in the first campaign to raise awareness and donations for the Community Foodbank of NJ. This year, we want to spread the news about the 20th Anniversary of the FoodBank’s “Check out Hunger” campaign which is going on now through December. Check-Out Hunger is an annual awareness campaign and fund raiser which began in New Jersey and is now run at supermarket chains across the northeast. All the grocery stores have tickets at the check out counters and you can donate money right when you are paying for your groceries. Participating food markets include A&P, Food Basics, Foodtown, Kings, Pathmark, Shop Rite, Super Fresh, Wawa, and Wegmans.
If you do not live in the northeast or near one of the participating grocery stores, you can still help. You can go to http://www.checkouthungernj.org/ and make a donation or you can make a donation to your own local food bank, soup kitchen or food pantry. All these places need help during the holidays but they especially need help all year round. Helping others is a lesson I want to teach my children and donating food or money is a great way to make a difference.
Special thanks to Deb from Jersey Bites who organized this blogger campaign. Please click HERE to check out her site to see what other bloggers are participating in this campaign. It is not too late for you to write up a blog post and participate too!