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Feed The Hungry

Feed The Hungry Weekly Update

I have just been blown away by the support that I’ve received for our Feed The Hungry project!

As a quick recap, we are packing and shipping a box of non-perishable food items to a family living in Northern Canada through Helping Our Northern Neighbours.  Because of the ridiculously high cost of groceries, many families in remote communities find it very difficult to put food on the table everyday.  Parents often go without so that children can eat, and children often skip meals so that the food will last longer.

We have managed to raise $188 from generous Welcome To The Zoo readers and Facebook friends!  With that amount plus the money I’ve brought in from the ads here on this site, our first shipment (the groceries AND the shipping costs) should be entirely paid for!  Not only that, but we will be able to send a second box to the Food Bank in Iqaluit — a hub for several remote communities.  A friend who will be traveling there has offered to take the box with her.  The baggage cost will be about $25, which is MUCH cheaper than shipping it, so it’s a wonderful opportunity.

While we’re still waiting to be matched with a family, I’ve assembled our box, and it’s ready to go as soon as we have an address.

Here’s a video of Pond Inlet, Nunavut, which gives a bit of a look at the town, the children and the scenery.

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Beautiful, isn’t it?  I loved the scene of the dad woodworking with his little one.

Still, it gives a great visual as to the remoteness of the surroundings, and an idea of how difficult it might be to get affordable food in.

The plan is to send a box of food to our assigned family about once a month.  If you’re interested in helping out, any donations received will continue to be put toward future shipping costs.

Donations can be made by clicking below, or by email money transfer to meganelford@gmail.com.

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

22 Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I think giving back is such an important thing to do Glad people are rallying to help you!

  2. Mystic_Kitchen

    What a wonderful project- thanks for sharing!

  3. rmanea

    That is such a great project.. hope you raise thousands of dollars.

  4. crysta911

    That is a great project!

  5. Yonca

    Such a great project! Thanks for sharing!

  6. swellconditions

    Well done, what a great project!!

  7. listen2mama

    This is amazing! Nothing like being able to help the needy, keep up the great work!

  8. martinkadelux

    What a great project to be a part of! Please keep us posted on your “adopted” family!

  9. maggiesblog2

    Wow, great job! You are going to be a lot of help to that family!

  10. Liz Mays

    This is fantastic what you’re doing. I hope you get your family soon so you can send off your package!

  11. Carla

    God Bless you for this project.

  12. mrenkema79

    What a neat idea!! All the best in your efforts!!

  13. Rosey

    Having a friend take it in baggage is great! You’re lucky to have that opportunity. I like that people are coming together for the good of others. That always makes me happy to read about/see.

  14. justamom8225

    That is such a great way to give back. It’s great to see others pitching in as well.

  15. Kim Uliana

    That is fantastic. I hope you continue to raise more money on this great cause.

  16. Mrs. Jilly Fisher

    I love that you are doing this! Giving back is so rewarding.

  17. Lisa Rios

    Congratulations to you for doing your best to raise funds for the “Feed the Hungry” project. Helping others & Giving back is the best that one human can do to others. Thanks for inspiring.

  18. Debi

    This is fantastic. It is a such a great cause

  19. Lucero De La Tierra @earthformed

    What a wonderful project! It’s great to see you are able to use your blog to give back.

  20. Yona Williams

    That’s great news that you were able to raise enough funds to ship the food, as well as have an opportunity to send a box with your friend for a lower cost.

  21. Sojourner Walker Williams

    How wonderful. What a worthy project.

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