December 30, 2011
Charity of the Month for January 2012 – City Harvest
EatSmart fans will select each Charity of the Month in 2012. Fans will submit short stories about the charity's mission and why it's meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations last year. For January 2012, loyal EatSmart Fan, Deborah Curran selected City Harvest. We will be donating 50 cents for every new Facebook Like during the month of January. (So spread the word!) Read why Deborah picked City Harvest: When EatSmart first asked if I'd help chose a worthy organization to receive a donation from them, I was honored and knew right away it had to be an organization that helped feed the hungry. Feeding the poor is something that Eric (my 10 year old son) and I are always conscious of. We've made it a policy to never go food shopping for us without also getting something for the food pantry. I admire the work that City Harvest does. It's amazing to see how they do it! They find fresh produce that will go to waste (from restaurants, farmers, bakeries), get trucks (even bikes) to pick it up and deliver to over 600 community food programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. The volunteers also take time to teach nutrition education programs and hope to begin life long healthy eating habits with fresh fruit and milk available at all times, recognizing that without this the result could be higher rates of obesity and diabetes. If anyone would like to learn more about them, please visit their website. And thanks again to EatSmart for your very generous donation to them! Deborah can be found on Twitter @treetrout1. If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email email@example.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new likes.