M.J Joachim's generous, giving spirit has led her to a really creative idea for a blogfest. I'm excited that she's invited me to co-host The Holiday Food Drive Blogfest.
The idea behind this blogfest is to give back to the community during this season - to help those less fortunate. Whether the holidays fill you with cheer or dread, helping others is always a good idea.
Our food banks are extremely low on food this season, especially with the recent government shutdown. Many of them helped feed the military and other government workers who were furloughed and left without pay during this time. Our hope is that this bloghop will, in some small way, help put food back on the shelves and feed all those in need during the holidays this year. Here in Colorado the food banks are even more depleted from the horrible floods we had in September.
The Holiday Food Drive Blogfest is a simple one. Here are the basics:
- Sign up on the
linky and mark your calendars.
- Put up your post
anytime between November 18 and 20th.
- Write about a
local food bank or organization that helps feed the poor in your
area. Share as much detail as you can to help promote their cause.
- Then give
some of your time and/or treasure to help support their cause.
Honor system applies. Feel free to share your activity in your blog
post – not to brag, or say look what I've done, I'm such a great
person, but to encourage others and give them ideas of what they
could do to help others.
- Show the
blogfest badge (generously created and donated by our
favorite digital artist, the amazing Jeremy of Being Retro. Please link
back to this informational post at either of our sites when you put the badge up. (If you need
help doing this, just email me and I'll walk you through it.)
- Please help us
advertise this blogfest, even if you're not participating.
Tweet, facebook, mention it at the end of a post, whatever works for
you we could use the publicity for this great cause.
your hosts’ blogs, if you are not already doing so, that way you won't miss any important info about this important community event. Blogland is a community in itself - let's show the world what we can do to help our hometown communities.