Monday, December 3, 2012

Hormel - Lending a Helping Hand

Would you like a way to help give back this holiday season?

I'm really excited about Hormel's "On Our Way to Ending Hunger" program Through this program, Hormel Foods has commissioned surveys to uncover perceptions of hunger in America, hosted hunger summits that brought leaders from the public and private sectors together, and donated millions of dollars worth of product to local food banks and Feeding America.

For our family, we try to give back in several ways, especially with military-related causes. F&B and I shopped all year long so we could take a toy donation to our local USO for their Christmas party.  We also partnered up with GE to donate energy efficient lightbulbs along with all the toys.


Hormel is giving one "What's for Lunch at Our House" reader a chance to give back in their own community too, with a donation from Hormel to their local food bank.  Just follow the Rafflecopter below to leave a comment sharing how you and your family like to give back.  If you have a blog post about it, link it, I'd love to see!

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Disclosure: I have received product and information from Hormel Foods in exchange for being a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger. All opinions expressed within the post are my own.

14 comments:

  1. Would love to win this for my local food bank!

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  2. We donate goods and money, but soon we'll be donating time. I'd like for my kids to see all the ways they can help others.

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  3. My kids did extra chores around the house to earn extra money and then used that to shop for canned food (they both chose peas) for the local food bank. They also ask for donations of toilet paper and shampoo for the food bank instead of presents for their birthday. They impress me every day with their caring and sharing. Not bad for three year olds!

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  4. We are working on reaching a minimum goal of 10% tithe to our church. We also support several other charities financially (Global Outreach, Komen, Epilepsy Foundation of Texas). We always adopt a Salvation Army angel and usually participate in either WFAA's Santa's Helpers or Toys for Tots. We give bags of outgrown clothes and toys to Goodwill on a regular basis. We also give of our time. We serve every other week in Children's ministry, I do 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays at Awana and I'm a Girl Scout leader. We do smaller service projects as a Girl Scout troop and also as a family.

    I'd love for my food bank to win because their building was damaged by the April 3 tornadoes that tore through our town. In fact, it was so damaged that while they can still safely distribute food, they cannot welcome children to serve. I know winning this would lift their spirits.

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  5. We give back all year long in a variety of ways :) I volunteer twice a month at our local food pantry. Kidlet and I both help with Back to School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas outreaches at our church.

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  6. I volunteer at a local crisis hotline. My daughter is a Kindergartener so we haven't found a lot of ways she can help out yet but we use coupons, sales, and promos to stock our gift closet and give away toys to Toys for Tots.

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  7. We love donating goods that they need

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  8. The kids like to shop for "fun" foods like character shaped pastas, soups, & crackers, cookies & snacks too, for the food bank bins, and small toys for the toys for tots bins. My 6 year old recently surprised me with her generosity - she received a duplicate Brave doll for her birthday and I suggested we could exchange it for a doll she didn't have or she could donate it to a child who didn't have a Brave doll - and she chose to put it in the donation bin. We don't do anything big but we give in small doses when we can.

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    1. Forgot to add - the kiddos and I helped out with a food drive their school had recently. The younger kids especially really loved being able to bring stuff in to donate and help to sort.

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  10. Our moms group does a costume parade at Halloween and sings Christmas Carols at a local retirement home. We bring canned goods and toys to the preschool's donation drives. Other than that I'm pretty selfish. Oh, but I always donate teddy bears to the Teddy Bear Drive for local fire, emergency, and police departments to have in each vehicle to give to kids involved in an emergency.

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  11. My girls just finished their Bronze Award for Girl Scouts and it involved collecting food for the North Texas Food Pantry. The two of them collected over 60 pounds! https://memoriesforfood.wordpress.com/

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  12. We love giving what we can when we can. Typically it's in the form of pre-loved toys and clothes but occasionally we can afford to do one of the Angel Trees through http://www.prisonfellowship.org/programs/angel-tree/

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  13. We donate to the local food bank. We have donated presents and then spent a day wrapping presents for local kids with cancer. We also pick a child off of the giving tree for Christmas.

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