Hunger Action Month Way of the Day: Grow & Give

September 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

By mid-September, you can start counting on some much-needed heat relief.   Maybe your vegetable garden is a welcome home to some new monarch butterfly friends, or your tomatoes can grow without being attacked by the usual hot weather bugs. Or maybe you’re thinking, “This is the year I’m going to jump on the home veggie garden bandwagon.”

We think you ought to celebrate Hunger Action Month by planting a garden of your own.  Better yet, volunteer with your local agency to help plant and maintain a garden or volunteer at our next Teaching Garden planting on Saturday, September 18.   Visit our website to download a garden packet, and take the Grow and Give pledge to donate a portion of your harvest to the Food Bank.

Remember, you can always bring your home-grown fruits and vegetables to the Capital Area Food Bank during regular business hours. All donated produce is checked for freshness, and then made available to our Partner Agencies who distribute it to those in need.

What are your garden plans this season?  Share your photos with us online.

Mark you calendar for Macy’s ‘Shop for a Cause’:

Visit the Macy’s at Barton Creek Mall and purchase a $5 coupon book at any register or from one of our Food Bank volunteers and you’ll receive an all-day savings pass to use in-store or online on October 16.  Enjoy 20% off most clothing, jewelry, accessories and home, or 10% off furniture, mattresses, rugs, electrics and electronics storewide.  You’ll also receive 25% off a single-item purchase of any regular, clearance or sale item online or in-store!  Macy’s will donate all of the proceeds of every $5 ticket purchased in-store to help the Food Bank nourish hungry Central Texans. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets online.

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