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Aug
11

New Jersey American Water Launches Virtual Food Drive

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Roxy’s Best Of… is committed to blogging out hunger in New Jersey. I received the following note in my Bay Head water bill this month, and thought I’d share the info on a worthy cause:

New Jersey American Water is teaming up with other investor-owned utilities across the state to help fight hunger in New Jersey.
For its campaign, New Jersey American Water will be partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey by conducting a virtual, Web-based food drive.

You can help a family in need.

Best of all, there will be no going to the grocery store, pulling something out of the pantry, or dropping off cans. Instead, a few clicks will do!

Take part in the virtual food drive page by clicking on the link. From there, you will be able to “shop” through a selection of food products needed by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey….like a turkey, vegetables, or ground beef.  When you’re finished shopping, go directly to the virtual checkout (no waiting in line needed), pay your bill online, and the rest will be taken care of by the FoodBank. All major credit cards are accepted.

The food drive will run from August 1 to September 30, when FoodBank contributions are normally lean. You can be sure, your contribution will make a huge impact in the lives you touch. Visit New Jersey American Water’s Virtual Food Drive and make your donation today!

UPDATE 10/5/10:  Good news, the virtual food drive is still online and I was able to make my donation today.  It sure was fun and easy to shop for turkey dinner, ground beef, mac & cheese, pancakes and milk for someone who needs it here in New Jersey.  Maybe the deadline has been extended through the end of the year?

UPDATE 11/1/10:  Unfortunate timing for our 2nd Blogging Out Hunger campaign…NJ American Water has shut down the virtual food drive.  Please click the link to Check-Out Hunger to learn how you can still contribute.

 

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