Around this time of year, it’s easy to start feeling like a machine. You’ve got to be at that party, buy this person a gift, bake something for the office potluck, drop those cards at the post office, squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise. And somewhere in between all that, feed yourself and your kids a meal so you can fuel up to do it all again.
I want to focus on that last bit. Many of us, myself included, take it for granted that we have the time and resources to shop for wholesome ingredients and cook healthful meals for our families, as simple or intricate as they may be. But I don’t have to tell you that there are plenty of people who don’t share our same good fortune. As we are scurrying about trying to make the holidays perfect for those around us, let’s remember that everyone deserves to be cared for and nourished, shall we?
I was so excited when I heard from my friend Carolyn (All Day I Dream About Food) about an opportunity for bloggers to help feed hungry children in NYC. Kidfresh, a maker of all-natural, vegetable-packed frozen meals for children has pledged to donate their healthy and kid-friendly entree to City Harvest, a food rescue organization feeding 30,000 hungry New Yorkers each week through 600 community programs.
For every new Facebook “Like”
through December 15th, Kidfresh will donate 30*
For every blog post covering the campaign through December 15th, Kidfresh will donate 300*
*up to 85,000 meals
And these are not just any meals! Kidfresh frozen entrees are crafted with fine ingredients, and nothing artificial. Kids will enjoy their favorites like “Totally Twisted Pasta & Meatballs” and “Muy Cheesy Quesadillas” but with wholesome veggies folded in for extra nutrition. Doesn’t every child deserve the best as they grow?
So what can you do? Start by liking Kidfresh on Facebook. It doesn’t get easier than that! If you are a blogger and would like to write a post about this wonderful cause, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) and I will be glad to share the information I received with you.
Just one more thing to note: this is not a sponsored post and I’m not receiving anything by posting or earning the most “likes” for Kidfresh. I simply see this as a relevant way to use my little space on the world wide web to try to do a little good. I hope you’ll join in this effort!
What do you do to give to those less fortunate during the holiday season?
If you’d like to read more about Kidfresh, City Harvest, and this wonderful program, please read the press release below.
NEW YORK, NY — (November, 15th 2011) –– Kidfresh, the New York-based Company that pioneered natural and wholesome meals for children, will donate 30 healthy, all-natural, vegetable-rich kids meals to City Harvest for each new fan on Facebook in an effort to fight hunger for children in New York City.
With your help, this Kidfresh donation could help feed thousands of hungry children in the city. “There are 1.4 million New York City residents, including over 400,000 children, living in households facing food insecurity today (1). We cannot sit and do nothing when 1 in 5 children don’t know where their next meal will come from, right here in our community. At Kidfresh, we are committed to help children in need as much as we possibly can.” said Matt Cohen, CEO and Founder of Kidfresh.
The company will donate all six nutritious meals for kids: Totally Twisted Pasta & Meatballs, a pasta dish complete with meatballs and tomato sauce hiding a half cup of vegetables, Wagon Wheels Mac + Cheese, an all-time kids favorite enriched with hidden carrots in a creamy cheese sauce as well as Spaghetti Loops Bolognese, Muy Cheesy Quesadillas, Rainbow Rice & Chicken and Easy Cheesy Ravioli.
About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 28 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to nearly 600 community food programs using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal. To learn more, visit http://www.www.CityHarvest.org.
Created by parents for parents, with the help of top pediatric nutritionists and NYC-based chefs, Kidfresh has grown from its initial concept store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in the mid 2000’s to become a pioneer in all-natural, wholesome, yummy kids meals, available in the freezer sections of leading grocery stores and supermarkets in the United States. Kidfresh offers time-tested kid favorite entrees with 100% natural ingredients, blended vegetables and key nutrients for growing children – ready in 3 minutes. Kidfresh meals are a welcome solution to today’s busy parents and the company’s founder Matt Cohen created the line of frozen meals with his family in mind and makes sure that his company also helps children in need; Kidfresh is a proud sponsor of Save the Children and has donated meals to City Harvest, a New York-based non-profit which helps to feed families in need. To learn more, visit http://www.Kidfresh.com.
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