Help Hungry Families Get Back To The Table

by Erica

Times are tough. The economy is hurting. Everyone is feeling the pinch.

Sadly, there has been a notable impact on food banks across the United States. Over the past year, the need for emergency food assistance has grown significantly and more than half of Feeding America food banks are reporting that they are seeing more children as clients.

Libbys_ad_120x90So Libby’s Vegetables and Feeding America are doing something about it! They are teaming up to host the first virtual canned food drive to help hungry families get back to the table.

“Libby’s and Feeding America share a passion for bringing families together over meals, and we hope this program gives everyone an opportunity to support mealtime for families that can no longer provide for themselves.” – Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of Feeding America.

The Libby’s Virtual Canned Food Drive needs your help! Please consider creating your own canned food drive or team up with friends, family or co-workers and make a huge difference for hungry families in your community.

It may seem like a daunting task, but it really isn’t. A little bit goes a long way! For every $5.00 raised, Feeding America provides 35 meals to those in need. Every $1.00 donated provides 9 pounds of food.

If you raised just $25.00, you could provide 350 meals for hungry families. That is incredible!

Also, supporters who raise $1,000 or more for Feeding America will get their pantries stocked up with a year’s supply of canned vegetables from Libby’s. In addition, Libby’s Vegetables will match up to $30,000 of donations raised by December 13, 2009, to total 350,000 meals for needy families.

I started my own Libby’s Virtual Canned Food Drive this morning, and I hope that you will too. Rally your friends and share the site with everyone you know. Encourage them to start raising money for the Libby’s Virtual Canned Food Drive. Together we can make a huge difference!

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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Fruitfulvine2 October 16, 2009 at 5:53 am

That is a great program! So many people are going hungry these days.

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2 Kenneth October 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm

My family needs food help. Is there sone why to get help from you?

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3 Linda October 26, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Where do you live? In allot of states there are what is called the SHARE program. You will benefit from them if you are able to go there. Basically the last Sat. of the month go to a location, order and pay for food for the next month @.50 on the $. I realize it is a while from this moment, but they even take the EBT. Then you can save $ and repeat for the following months. You do need to pick up the food again on the last Sat. of the month. And re-order for the next mth. But those that don’t pick up their food, it is given to people that show up and are needy.
For help now I am not familiar if this company campaign can assist you. But almost all local churches in every town are collecting food daily and usually have a pantry to help anyone. Please try that tomorrow. I hope this can help you somehow.

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4 Libby October 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm

I have to laugh…because when I saw this email I thought it was customized for me, for my name…then came to realize it was for Libby’s brand vegetables…haaa…all the better. GREAT idea ladies!!

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5 Peggy Gorman November 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Great program and so many people need help.I will do what I can

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