Come+Together with Macy’s and WIN

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I’m all about bringing attention to those in need right now. In addition to participating in the $30 Challenge this week, I wanted to share another great campaign you can support. I know you’ve seen the commercials for this but just in case you’ve missed it – or been so dazzled by the star power in the commercial that you didn’t hear the message — here’s the lowdown.

Macy’s has launched a massive campaign called COME TOGETHER. In an effort to raise awareness, money & feed 10 million people suffering from hunger & I’m happy to help spread the word.


How are they going to do this? They’re going to do it by involving the public (that’s you & me) They will even match individual donations (until their goal of $10 mil is reached)

WOW, how cool is that? These donations will go to great cause – FEED AMERICA! I KNOW you’re wondering how you can help?

Well I’m glad you asked… COME TOGETHER invites the public to rally around the cause by hosting special dinners in their homes and asking their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. In return, Macy’s will match these donations dollar-for-dollar until the total goal of 10 million meals is reached.

To get involved the public may participate in three easy ways: Host, Give and Shop.

  • HOST- Friends and families across the country can host dinner parties from casual to formal, send invitations and manage party details including themes and recipes on www.macys.com/cometogether. In lieu of bringing traditional host gifts, guests are suggested to make a donation to Feeding America.
  • GIVE- Donate $1 directly at any Macy’s register, one dollar provides dinner for seven.
  • SHOP- Macy’s customers can shop for the cause and get special savings in-store on October 17, when Macy’s hosts a national Shop For A Cause day. A portion of the $5 in-store ticket sales will benefit Feeding America.

Help the cause and be entered to win

In return for spreadin the word about this fabulous cause, the great people at MACY’S have graciously donated two – $25.00 GIFT GIFTCARDS for bell’alimento to give away. Ah, well who wouldn’t want one of those (would def help out in these tough times now, wouldn’t it)? All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below letting me know of one of YOUR LOCAL food organizations that helps to feed the hungry. Yep, that’s it! Easy Peasy.

Then, two winners will be randomly chosen (probably by my cutey patutey Bruiser himself. He’s quite talented you know) on FRIDAY evening (EST – because yes that’s where I live), October 16th! The gift cards will be mailed directly to the winners.

Here’s some legal schmegal: Please NOTE that: Goods can only be mailed to US addresses & Gift Cards can ONLY be used in Macy’s US stores (sorry to all my fabulous readers outside the US, you know I still love ya! Really I do!). And to keep things fair, one comment per person please (multiple comments will disqualify you so play nice! I don’t want to have to do that but you know I will – wink wink!)

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48 Comments

  1. 1
    Christy B /

    America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia does a lot of that down here
    http://www.helpendhunger.org/

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    Our church hosts a food pantry twice a month and gives perishables and non perishables to whomever comes by. We also get a chance to listen to these folks prayer requests and pray with them, give them a hug and share a smile.

    http://www.faithnc.org

  3. 4
    Angela /

    Ruby’s Pantry

  4. 5

    North County Community Services runs a food bank for North County San Diego.

  5. 6

    The San Juan Baptist Association distributes food through Baptist churches in our area.

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    misseesippee /

    Northwest Harvest, of Seattle, distributes food to hundreds of food banks across Washington State.

  7. 8
    Ange /

    Portland Rescue Mission does a great job!

    http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/

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    Bobbi Jo /

    Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville NC.

  9. 10

    What a great cause! I am a big fan of supporting Share Our Strength, and we also help out at our local Food Bank – the Caring Cupboard that is supported by churches in the area.

  10. 13
    Sommer Petroski /

    We participate in Share our Strength and the Angel Ministries! This is a great cause!

  11. 14
    Beth /

    The Golden Harvest Food Bank
    3310 Commerce Drive
    Augusta, GA 30909
    706.736.1199 office

    http://www.goldenharvest.org/

  12. 15
    Anna Hamilton /

    http://www.sandiegofoodbank.org

    The organization aims to eradicate hunger and its negative impact on the quality of life in the community.

  13. 16
    Anna Hamilton /

    http://www.mamaskitchen.org

    Mama’s Kitchen believes that every person is entitled to the basic necessity of life, nutritious food. As a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, they prepare and deliver food to men, women and children who are affected by AIDS or cancer. Critical illness does not discriminate and neither does Mama’s Kitchen.

    Nourishing the heart, one meal at a time.

  14. 17
    Katherine C.l /

    St. Martha’s Second Hand Treasures, Murrieta, CA

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    Meredith /

    San Francisco Food Bank can get $9 worth of food for every $1 I donate. And most of the other food serving organizations in the city get their basic ingredients from SFFB. I also work with Project Open Hand which makes and delivers a week’s worth of food at a time.

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    Lainie /

    ditto that sister, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

  17. 20
    Kenny /

    My church is always helping feed those that need food.

  18. 21

    What a great idea. I’m happy that Macy’s is helping to feed hungry Americans. The Back Mountain Food Pantry helps families in need in Dallas, Pennsylvania.

  19. 22

    It’s so heartbreaking to know there are people in our own neighborhoods all over the country who go to bed hungry and worry where their next meal will come from. I’m fully aware of it and all… but it still boggles my mind how that could be when we live in a nation of excess.

    Cranford Family Care helps families right in my own neighborhood.

  20. 23

    The Second Harvest Food Bank and the California Association of Food Banks have food pantries that help feed the hungry in my area. Thank you for highlighting such an important cause!

  21. 24
    Cheryl /

    Our city has a food pantry. I love to save up items to donate there. Thanks!

    http://www.bereaohio.com/housing/welfare.cfm

  22. 25
    Shannon /

    A ministry in Memphis,TN that provides food for the homeless while introducing them to The Bread of Life by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    http://www.memphisunionmission.org/

  23. 26

    Westmoreland County Food Bank! We donated to them for our wedding.

  24. 27

    In my area (Orange County, CA) we have the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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    evi /

    Our local supermarket gives all the bread that hasn’t been sold by the end of the day to the homeless so it doesn’t get wasted and they get something to eat.

  27. 31
    Barbie Jones /

    Angel food ministries provides meals and the website for hillbilly housewife has menus for those struggling to make ends meet.

  28. 32
    Betsy in Utah /

    http://www.familyconnection4u.org/foodbank.html

    Family Connection Center in Layton, UT
    “At the food bank, we serve low income families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance. Households can access the food bank once a month for a 3 to 5 day emergency food supply once per month or as needed based on the action plan developed with a case manager. Additionally, they can come in once per week for bread products when they are available.”

  29. 33
    Kate /

    Northern Illinois Food Bank – Such an amazing, deserving organization!

    http://www.northernilfoodbank.org/menu-top-gethelp-getfood-DuPage.asp

  30. 34
    Heather /

    My church has a food pantry for people in need.

  31. 35

    As you well know from my blog and all the emails I’ve sent out during #Eaton30, my favorite charity is Project Open Hand. They deliver meals to homebound seniors and others with medical & financials hardships. Amazing, amazing charity!

    http://www.projectopenhand.org/

  32. 36

    I live in a large city and our local non-profit Christian Radio Station (KSBJ) is currently doing a month long promo “Fill The Pantry” and the promo is to help fill all the food pantries across the greater Houston area. Their monthly special events (concerts, etc) are accepting food items to fill the pantry. They show case different pantries. There are so many to choose from here as we have multiple assistance ministries who help do everything from feed and clothe to giving a short place to stay.

  33. 37
    emily loiselle /

    The church one block down – St.Andrews Presbyterian Church provides lunch to whoever needs it, everyday! Denton, TX

  34. 38

    I donate to http://www.2ndharvest.net/ every year.

  35. 39

    The Bozoo Christian Church does a Meals on Wheels – my family contributes to that. Luckily, in our tight knit community, we really have no homeless (though we DO have a homeless shelter, which remains pretty empty) and families tend to stick together and keep each other fed. But we are lucky…and I know that.

  36. 40

    My church is one of the places n town that feed the hungry. We take food out to the neighborhood every Sunday. There is also Hannah’s Hope, they feed at a local park once a month and do Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fresno, Ca.

  37. 41

    Our local hospital volunteers feed the hungry and homebound through their Meals on Wheels program and other outreach programs. INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, OKC, OK.

  38. 42
    Amy /

    We have several local churches that host Angel Food Ministries. Also, our local library has a food for fines exchange next week, where each can of food you contribute will take $1 off your library fine. There are also lots of churches (including ours) which participate in Room in the Inn, which feeds, houses for a night, offers clothes and showers, for homeless men in the area.

  39. 43
    jaime /

    My church is constantly giving food to the poor. What a wonderful thing service is :)

  40. 44
    Natasha Robertson /

    I support my local Feed America!

  41. 45

    The.one.my.family.and.I.donate.to.is.called..the.Mountaineer.Food.Bank.it.is.located.in.Charleston.WV.

  42. 46
    Kelly Loomis /

    Impact Baptist Church and Ministries

  43. 47
    Cynthia /

    St Mary’s Food Bank in AZ

  44. 48
    Sara Filler /

    Our church has a closet with non-perishables for anyone who needs.

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