Friday, December 11, 2009

Tis the Season For Giving

I can't believe its been 9 weeks since I signed up for Project Feed Me!!
Here's what I ended up donating:

But the more the merrier!! My friend and fellow dietitian-to-be Julia joined in the giving fun!

Look at that loot!!

x2=twice as nice
On Wednesday I volunteer at the BMC food pantry so I decided to just bring the goods with me. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to bring a great mix of snow/rain/slush all day, so I looked like a wreck with 1)30+ food items to donate 2) my usual 20lb lululemon crossfit bag full of study supplies.

But it was worth it to contribute to these stocked shelves:

Things I love about BMC food pantry: ( and why I donated directly to them, and volunteer there once a week):
  1. Its a Preventative Food Pantry-the only Food Pantry in the country that makes sure to give out culturally sensitive, individualized food bags for those with diabetes, food allergies, obesity and other medical conditions. The distribution of unhealthy food is very limited. No one deserves junk food!
  2. It is needed: Hunger and Malnutrition are a major problems for patients at BMC: 1/5-1/3 families with small children sometimes or often do not have sufficient food to feed their family.In this community 40-43% live below the poverty line (MA average is 35%)
  3. They have a Demonstration Kitchen to show patients how to cook new foods and makeover traditional meals!
  4. Its staffed/run by the nicest people ever!!!

Thank you so much Natalie for organizing this great food drive and for everyone else who participated!! If you're feeling a little generous this holiday season, there's still plenty of time to donate to your local food bank! (In fact, they could use a little help all year long! )

and If you don't hear from me, its because I'm buried 500 pages deep in the library! oh biochem, you'll be the death of me!

7 comments:

Corinne @ Green Grapes Blog said...

Good for you! Food banks need real help right now and this is a very good one! Love that you donated all organic, vegan stuff! Good luck studying!

Jess said...

That's awesome!!! You guys rock! Good luck with those 500 pages. Biochem is a drag. :-)

Julia said...

Project Feed Me REPRESSEENNTT!

Patricia @ RunFoodieRun.com said...

This is awesome of you to do! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season! Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw! :)
Patricia @ RunFoodieRun.com

Patricia @ RunFoodieRun.com said...

Just read that we ran the same marathon! :) Yay! LOOOVE the Nike Women's Marathon. :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

You are such a great person. Good luck with all your finals madness!!

shelby said...

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http://labellevegan.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-winner.html