An Update on My #PostCFK Bowls of Hope Food Drive through #Cbias

Last week I posted about my shopping trip to partner with #PostCFK in their Buy 2 Give 1 challenge.  While my daughter was drawn to the sugary chocolate cereal we ended up with *a little* more nutritious selection.

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When we got home I sent out an email to mobilize my local friends to donate food to our local food bank.  In the summer, many children who usually get meals through school programs, go hungry.  Donations to food banks drop off in the summer, so this is a great time to mobilize the community to help!

What I really like about Champions for Kids, is that they leverage their ability to help children but giving all of us the tools we need to do something good.  Instead of asking for money that they will spend on programs, they instead tell us easy ways to directly help.  This benefits in so many ways because it not only helps the recipient, it changes the givers.  It creates a mindset of philanthropy.

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I learned quickly that organizing a food drive is not simple.  It would seem that asking people to help out the hungry in their community would be all it would take.  When I received only one response to my email, I decided to create a Facebook event to mobilize my friends.  I was really disheartened when people started declining the invitation.
The one friend that responded, my parents, and I still came up with a decent sized donation to take the to local food bank.
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We decided to give the Post Shredded Wheat as our part of the Buy 2 Give 1 campaign.  I wanted something nutritious but tasty.  I love that the new Shredded Wheat does not contain high fructose corn syrup.
If you would like to organize a food drive for a worthy organization, check out the Post For Kids Simple Service Project to help with your planning.
You can check out more of my shopping trip in my Google Plus album.
And to learn more about Post or Champions for Kids visit:
Post – Facebook or Twitter
CFK – Facebook or Twitter
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Champions for Kids #CBias #SocialFabric”.
About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. You still had a nice donation! Good work!
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  2. looks like a great donation. We always do a big donation when we have our huge agency inservice trainings at work. It always feels good to give back no matter how little or how big.
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  3. I am in shock that people would decline to donate even 1 can of food. So very sad. I am impressed with all you were able to do despite the low turnout. Great job, and I know those in need are thankful as well!
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  4. Any donation is better than none! Great work! :)
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  5. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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