I’m a fortunate person. I know that just a simple twist of fate could make life difficult. So, when I was asked to help out with a fundraising effort for Taste of the NFL and their Kick Hunger Challenge, I jumped at the opportunity.
What is this? Taste of the NFL helps to raise funds for food banks all across the country. Through their Kick Hunger Challenge 100% of the proceeds go to food banks. You find a team and the money donated will go to a local food bank…And a little goes a long way.
For every dollar donated, the food bank is able to provide 8 meals.
My office is raising funds for the Second Harvest Heartland food bank. Our goal is to raise $5,000. That’s 40,000 meals.
Not only are the holidays upon us, but the cold is too. Many families are still struggling. In fact, I was reading an article in the Star Tribune that said,
More than 554,000 Minnesotans get federal food assistance — one out of every 10 people in the state. A third are children. Another quarter are elderly or disabled adults. Contrary to popular stereotypes, a majority live in families where at least one adult earns a paycheck.
These aren’t lazy people who just won’t get a job. Many are children, some are elderly or disabled, and others are just down on their luck.
So, if you could even just give up that morning latte just once, you could provide about 28 meals.
If you do find it in your heart to help out, please designate me, Amy Ruiz, as your Jones Lang LaSalle contact.
Thank you for your support!
Maybe I should have title this post “There but for the grace of God (go I).” At any time, misfortune can strike, so I am happy to help out when I can. And Paul went above and beyond in his donation… All I wanted was for him to share the link on his Facebook page. 🙂
That is so great that you guys are raising money for such a great cause. And I love your latte graphic, its sad but it’s so true, and that really drives the point home!