This past November, I took part in a Feeding America Challenge, to try to raise money to help America’s families during the hardest time of the year — the holidays. While I didn’t achieve my goal, it felt so good to know I did something to help others. In fact, my family not only donated to this cause, we also made sure to give to our local food pantry — and do so several times throughout the year.
Right now, with the state of the economy and the high unemployment rate, food pantries are being frequented more heavily than ever. This means that the need for help is up. My family not only makes financial contributions, we also donate food and personal items through our church. I will actually purchase items that are a great deal – not necessarily for myself – but to give to those less fortunate than me.
Giving isn’t limited only to people like you and me. Seneca Foods Corporation, who manufactures Libby’s Canned Fruits & Vegetables, is donating 5 MILLION POUNDS of food to Feeding America. Yes — 5 MILLION! This is the largest one-time donation of canned fruits and vegetables combined in Feeding America’s history! Kudos to Seneca Foods!! You can read more about this generous donation here.
Now – here’s a challenge for you! You know that I donate and have read what Seneca Foods is doing to help – so what do you think YOU could do? How far do you think you could stretch $50.00 in helping someone else? What would be your dream way to help someone less fortunate? Would you like to help a food bank in your town? You can find one here.
Seneca Food is so passionate about helping others, that they even want to help YOU! They want to give one of my readers a $25.00 American Express Gift Card. You can enter up to 5 times — but one entry is REQUIRED in order to be considered for multiple entries. Ready? Here we go!
1. What are you doing to help those less fortunate than you during these tough economic times? What do you think you could do with $50.00 to help someone in need? (Answer either question).
Just leave one comment for EACH entry – remember – putting 5 entires in one comment will constitute only ONE entry. If you have won a prize within the past 30 days, you are welcome to answer the first question – but you will not be eligible to win this prize. The winner will be chosen by random.org sometime after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30th.
Thanks everyone & GOOD LUCK!!
(Penny Pinchin’ Mom was not provided with any renumeration for this post. The information regarding Seneca Foods/Libby’s was provided to her, but opinions/thoughts about helping others were all her own. Thank you to Seneca Foods / Libby’s for sponsoring this giveaway).