Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Arizona Hunger Campaign

Hi Friends and Family!

The email below is from our friend Jenni, she was also our wedding coordinator. Check out her company, Imoni Events and her blog. She's graciously and generously decided to help the Arizona Hunger Campaign. She will match all donations you make. If you would like to help her out, this is the last week of her personal goal of raising 1000lbs. You can find out more about Arizona Hunger Campaign here. You can make a direct donation at the Arizona Hunger Campaign website. If you'd like to help Jenni with her personal goal please email her at jen@imonievents.com and mention us (so she doesn't think she's getting weird emails)

Thank you!

Dear Friends-

This email comes to you with a very broken heart....

Recently I had a girlfriend try to volunteer her family at a food bank for Disney's "Give a Day, Get a Day" promotion only to find out that they literally have no food in their pantry.  Then I was at church this weekend and was informed of a state wide push to fill the pantries called The Arizona Hunger Campaign.  Their goal is to make sure no child goes to bed hungry.  You can click here to read about it's kick off that occurred this past May 6th.  

To be very vulnerable with you all, since my pride is much less important than this cause, I have very vivid memories of walking to food banks when I was a kid.  My mom was an uneducated, single mother who worked two jobs to make ends meet.  But most months she fell short.  If it wasn't for food boxes, my mom would have to endure putting us to bed with growling tummies.  As a mom now, I can't even imagine that scene without breaking into tears.  My mom was one strong lady though, so I am going to be just as strong, and bold.

So, I am asking for your help. I personally want to make a difference in this Arizona Hunger Campaign.  But I would love your help!  I need your help! You can help two ways.

1.  You can buy any of the following items and I will come to your house, personally, and pick them up.

Peanut butter & jelly
Spaghetti sauce & pasta
Canned meat such as Tuna or Chicken
Canned fruit & vegetables
Canned soup
Macaroni & cheese
Boxed meals (like Tuna Helper)
Canned meals (chili, Spaghetti Os, etc.)
Boxed desserts (instant pudding, gelatin, brownie mix, etc.)

2.  Or you can send in a check and I will make trips to the grocery stores as the money comes in.  

The goal of Arizona Hunger is to raise 5 million pounds of food in one year.  My personal goal is to raise at least 1000 pounds of food in the next two weeks.  Huge goal, but I know we can do it.  In addition to what I am going to donate already, I am going to match whatever you donate to this cause.  Dollar for dollar, can for can.  This means a lot to me.  

Please let me know if you would like to help.  I will send you my address if you would like to send a check, or I will get yours if you would like me to come and pick up food.  Either way, just reply to this email so I can start to track some progress.  

This issue ways very heavy on my heart, but I am hoping the next two weeks will change lots of lives for the better, including yours.  Thank you in advance for playing your part!  

Love you all!  


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