I was so touched by Laura's post on Hey What's for Dinner Mom? today that I've decided to join the Cans for Comments fray. Many of us are looking for ways to give-back, reach out, "do good" this holiday season and Cans for Comments is a simple and easy way to make a difference.
It seems that the project was begun by Vancouver photographers Chris+Lynn. From there the word spread throughout the blogosphere ... I heard about it from Laura, who heard about it from Christina from Dinner at Christina's.
Quite simply, Cans for Comments works like this: you leave a comment on this post and for every comment posted I will donate one can of food to Holy Trinity Church's Food Pantry. One comment equals one can of food. Its that simple.
We food bloggers are a lucky lot, we spend our days describing and discovering all things delicious - others are not so lucky. While we agonize over what to cook and what to post, others are wondering how to put a meal, any meal at all, on the table. And the number of those in need continues to grow.
Holy Trinity's Food Pantry serves those in need on the upper west side of Manhattan. On the third Saturday of every month, those in need, regardless of location or religious orientation, are welcome to arrive at the church and pick up a bag of grocery staples - free of charge and with no questions asked. During the last year alone, the number of clients served by the Food Pantry has risen over 20%. The Food Pantry is stocked entirely by free-will donations and, happily, the supply has been enough to meet the demand ... so far.
This week, I'm happy to add my contributions in honor of your comments. You have until midnight on Friday, December 18th to leave a comment on this post.
Make your voice heard and make a difference! It just that easy and just that wonderful. Oh, and don't forget to pop over to Laura and Christina's blogs and spend some of their money too! ~wink~