Mar 01

I’m back today, but with a guest post from my favorite puppy, Scooter -

It’s been a year since I guest posted Feed the People, and I’m sorry that I’m back this year. Sorry that there are still people in this country and within our state who still see this more often than they’d like:

dogbowl

When I see my empty bowl, my family taught me not to bark, because bark is for emergencies. I only need to sit by my bowl and they bring me my dinner, and even seconds if I am still hungry. It’s sad to me that 1 in 10 people struggle to put food on the table. Last year, our online friend, (they say that on the internet no one know if you are really a dog? Well, this friend is just the opposite, a 20-something MIT graduate with a heart of gold) Stephanie the Blogger, raised $2000 in a big event, Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger. My family was between jobs, but still helped out by matching $250 in donations, and helped to promote the event. You know what? A year later, the stock market is up 33%, but the hunger issue is still with us.

This year, I’m asking you to join in, and donate at the Project Bread site. This is what my family will do this year – When Stephanie hits $1000, Joe will donate $500, then at $2000, another $500. Here’s the plan – Joe and Stephanie each have nearly 3000 twitter followers, and hundreds of Facebook and LinkedIn friends. Only one in 10 needs to donate $10 to help raise over $5000 this year. What’s great is that you don’t need to sit and write a check, you can go to the site and make a donation with a credit card. Every bit counts and will help to Feed the People!

Love, Scooter

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4 Responses to “We still need to Feed the People”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Thank you so much for your support (or if I’m writing to Scooter, please let Joe know how much I appreciate this!)

    I love this quote from Project Bread (the group that does Walk for Hunger): The opposite of hungry is not simply full, it’s healthy. So true!

    I will spread the word to my friends, and hope that we can hit our goal!

  2. andrew Says:

    This is a very good post that really hits home for me! I like that it doesn’t take a lot to help others which means that almost anyone can do it and make a difference.

  3. J. Money Says:

    Great idea Scooter/Joe/Stephanie! Going over now to check it out :)

  4. Walk for Hunger: Nutrition is Important | Graduated Learning: Life after College Says:

    […] have raised $2721.87.  With special thanks to everyone who donated, especially JoeTaxpayer for his Feed The People matching challenge: $500 when I raised $1000:  complete!  And another $500 when I hit $2000! […]

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