But I love wholesome food that makes my body feel good from the inside out. What if the food we purchased gave back to our bodies and gave back to the world?
Day 323: Give 323
Some people like to shop for shoes and other for cars. I like to shop for food. I love beautiful grocery stores that make shopping an experience rather than a chore. I spend much time in grocery stores shopping for my family. I am drawn to stores where you can find a unique selection of products that I know give back to my body, my families body and to the planet.
My most recent discover was Deep River Snacks. I didn’t pick them up because the bag had big lettering on it saying “GOOD FOR YOU!” The flavour drew me in “Twist of Lime”. Next I picked up the bag and read it. Between the ingredients and the companies philosophy of giving back I was sold.
“We’re lucky, we get to come in to work each day and make snacks we love… So we understand that we have a responsibility to our planet and to people that aren’t as lucky as we are. That’s why we choose to give back.” A quote taken directly from the Deep River Snacks charity page.
Here is the great part. Each bag has a different dedicated charity. For example my “Twist of Lime” tortilla chips supports Caroline’s Miracle Foundation.
But each bag is different. It’s a fun match – do you find your favourite flavour or do you find your favourite charity on the bag and support it by eating this healthy snack.
Now you ask me how is a bag of chips good for you?
- All Natural
- No Artificial Preservatives
- No Artificial Flavours or Colours
- No Cholesterol
- No Trans Fat
- No MSG
Top 5 Reasons to Build a School Garden (Quoted from FoodCorp)
1) Students learn about farming and where food comes from.
2) They provide hands-on learning opportunities that integrate math, sciences and health lessons.
3) They encourage physical activities.
4) Growing food promotes healthy eating habits.
5) School gardens provide children access to local, healthy and nourishing foods.
Guess who I gave to today!
Give 322: Day 322
I built a garden with my son this summer (Give 195). I wanted him to feel the earth in his hands, plant a seed, water it and watch to see what would grow. I will never forget the day we discovered our first sweet pea growing. I think it had to be one of the happiest moments of his life. He showed everyone that came through the door. He was so proud he had grown food he could share with his friends and family.
Today I made a donation to help kids learn to how to grow good, healthy food right at school. I want as many children as possible to feel the pride that my son felt the first time he picked and ate the fruits of his labour.
Through the hands and minds of young leaders, FoodCorps strives to give all youth an enduring relationship with healthy food.
Whole Foods gave me a simple way to give to FoodCorps today at the cash register. I had a choice to make while checking out and I chose to give. Their goal is to offer 1,000 grants to schools to create and expand garden programs. I am thrilled to be part of this initiative.
Kids today need every chance they can get to be educated about their health, the planet, and contributing in a positive manner to their community. They don’t all learn these important lessons in the school curriculum and the FoodCorps School Gardens will give them a chance to learn all these great lessons.
The next time you stop buy Whole Foods please consider a donation as you check out. Even a $1.00 makes a difference.
Time Commitment: 10 seconds
The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world’s largest refugee camp.
In the past 2 weeks I have given you ideas on how to give to help the people in The Horn of Africa. What if I gave you a way to give food for free. Your donation is just one click away. Will you give every day?
Day 321: Give 321
If you could choose just one way to give every day what would it be? Volunteerism? Philanthropy by donation? A Random Act of Kindness?
What if today I could give you one way to help the starving and dieing people in The Horn of Africa and it didn’t cost you a thing? You don`t even have to get up out of your seat to give. What if all you have to do is click and 1.1 cups of food is donated. What if you did it every day? How many cups of food could we provide if we all clicked every day? A cup of food may not seem like a lot to you right now but it could save a life – if you click to give every day.
I clicked to give and I will keep clicking to give food everyday for as long as the The Hunger Site gives me the opportunity.
Time Commitment: 1 minute