We Can’t Let This Bank Fail

by Cate on December 15, 2008

foodbankbutton3.jpg‘Tis the season for giving, and there are so many different ways to do it.  The Salvation Army team outside your favorite grocery stores, your local Boy and Girl scouts, your church and then some.  It’s certainly hard to find a worthy cause.  We “adopted” the wishes of two children from the local grocery store; I always look for kids the same ages as mine, and then Nicholas and I choose presents together.  I think it makes it more real for him.  Our church was also having a donation drive for a women’s shelter, and we supported two little girls through a “adopt a family” project that my office does, and then, of course, the local food pantry.

This year, through JerseyBites.com, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey is having a blogging campaign, where over 100 New Jersey bloggers are taking to the ‘net to spread the word about the need of donations for the local food banks.  The facts?

• In New Jersey alone, an estimated 250,000 new clients will be seeking sustenance this year from the state’s food banks. – “No Food on the table,” By Judy Peet, The Star-Ledger, Oct. 23, 2008

Statistics on the Plight of the CFBNJ
• At the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), requests for food have gone up 30 percent, but donations are down by 25 percent. – CFBNJ

• Warehouse shelves that are typically stocked with food are bare and supplies have gotten so low that, for the first time in its 25 year history, the food bank is developing a rationing mechanism. – CFBNJ

And of course this isn’t just limited to New Jersey food banks, nor to this time of year.  If, the next time you’re at the grocery store, you can spare a few bucks and throw some extra items in your cart, think of your local food bank.  Thank you!

Participating Bloggers for “We Can’t Let This Bank Fail” campaign:

1) JerseyBites.com

2) RedBankGreen.com

3)Jersey Girl Cooks

4) Simply Sable

5) John and Lisa are eating in South Jersey

6) Padma’s Kitchen

7) Chefdruck

8) Life Lightly Salted

9) My Italian Grandmother

10) Cook Appeal

11) Crotchety Old Man Yells at Cars

12) Mommy Vents

13) This Full House

14) Paper Bridges

15) Motherhood Avenue

16) The Kamienski Chronicles

17) Down the Shore with Jen

18) Fits and Giggles

19) House Hubbies Home Cooking

20) Nourish Ourselves

21) Partybluprints.com

22) Tommyeats.com

23) Off the broiler

24) Mrs. Mo’s New Jersey Baby

25) IamNotaChef.com

26) SimplyBeer.com

27) HistoryGeek.com

28) Savy Source Newark

29) Momlogic New Jersey

30) SurvivingNJ.com/blog

31) SurvivingNJ.blogspot.com

32) JerseyGirlGuide.com

33) Best of Roxy

34) Citizen Mom.net

35) Lynetteradio.com

36) Jersey Beat

37) Pop Vulture Phil

38) JerseySmarts.com

39) LongBeachIslandSummers.com

40) WildwoodSummers.com

41) Mike Halfacres Blog

42) Somerset08873

43) Family, Friends and Food

44) KateSpot.com

45) NewJerseyMomsBlog.com

46) JCRegister.com

47) New Jersey Real Estate Report

48) Riverviewobserver.com

49) More Monmouth Musings

50) Man of Infirmity

51) Another Delco Guy in South Jersey

52) SweetNicks.com

53) Average Noone

54) Cleary’s Notebook

55) Welcome to my Planet

56) The Center of New Jersey Life

57) Sharon’s Food Blog

58) Morristown, Chatham, Summit, and Madison NJ Real Estate

59) Midtown Direct Real Estate News

60) New Jersey Real Estate

61) BlowUpRadio.com

62) LazlosDen.com

63) The Ridgewood Blog

64) Book a Week with Jen

65) Banannie

66) Cartoongoddess.com

67) Matawan Advocate

68) Take Back the Kitchen

69) The Joy of Toast

70) Route 55

71) Montclair Kids.com

72) SaveJersey

73) Stompbox

74) Joe the Blogger

75) Environmental Republican

76) Stacey Snacks

77) Subversive Garden

78) New Jersey Pathfinder

79) Cooking With Friends Blog

80) Triple Venti

81) Read All About It

82) Rich Lee on Media

83) Likelihood of Success

84) Cape Cuisine

85) The Business At Hand

86) NewJerseyTaxRevolution

87) Figmentations

88) MiddletownMike

89) Caviar and Codfish

90) A Day in the Life

91) Mack’s Journey Through Life

92) Alice’s Restaurant

93) Tiger Hawk

94)Politics Patrol, The Bob Ingle Blog

95) The Food Chain

96) Henson’s Hell

97) Cranbury Conservative

98) Baristanet

99) New Jersey: Politics Unusual

100) Jersey Shore Blog

101) Plainfield Today

102) Beacon Bulletin

103) Journal Square Jersey City 07306

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N. December 16, 2008 at 8:26 am

I wrote a post similar to this one a week ago, it was about food banks in general. Personally I am committing to donate at least two items to the food bank each week. It won’t strain my grocery budget but it will help a needy family and provide a continuous donation for the food bank. I would encourage everyone to do this, bigger is better but we should all do whatever we can.

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Darius T. Williams December 16, 2008 at 8:38 am

Now – I’m loving this – blogging for a cause!

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kim/hormone-colored days December 16, 2008 at 10:27 am

Great post and great idea. I recently posted about giving my boys money one night of Chanukah that we will use the next day to shop for the local food pantry.

Food pantris are an easy way for kids to get involved in giving.

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