Hello, everyone! As you may recall, last year I had a wonderful time participating in the Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to Chicago for the Hunger Walk this year. But I definitely want to give something back to such a fabulous city. So, instead, from April 1, 2011 to April 15, 2011, I’m hosting a VIRTUAL food drive for the GCFD.
The virtual food drive will allow you to select a monetary amount OR a specific item (such as milk or peanut butter) for donation to the GCFD. I’ll keep track of the total, and at the end of the food drive, I’ll be giving away to one food drive participant a BAG of Chicagoland Vampires and Dark Elite goodies AND a wifi Amazon Kindle!
When the food drive link goes live (on Friday, April 1), you can make your donation and email your receipt (with any private or financial information blanked out) to donation (at) chloe neill (dot) com. On April 15, 2011, I’ll name one lucky winner!
Why does the GCFD matter?
. . . Because “[n]early 678,000 people each year rely on emergency and supplemental food provided by the Food Depository and its member network of 650 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.”
. . . Because about 37 percent of the people the Food Depository serves are children under 18
. . . Because nine percent of clients are children under 5.
(Facts courtesy GCFD).
I’ll ask you all to be generous one more time. Let’s do our part to help the GCFD’s crucial mission, and give a little something back to the city that supports Merit and crew.