Kids Shouldn’t Be Hungry. Make A Difference. 8/14 #HungryForHappiness Philadelphia Event – With $30 Arbys GC Giveaway

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No child should be hungry. Not for food, not for happiness, not for anything. If you’re in Philly or the surrounding area there’s an event going on this Thursday, August 14 to raise awareness about child hunger that I wanted you to know about. Here’s information on the event. This is a fun opportunity for people in the area to make a real difference right within their own community!

Summer continues to be a vulnerable time for those who rely on school breakfast and lunch during the school year. In Pennsylvania, only 18.7 percent of school children who rely on free or reduced-price school lunches during the school year currently participate in summer meal programs. The Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., in partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign, is committed to helping kids get the food they need.

The Hungry for Happiness mobile tour will visit Philadelphia this week to help raise awareness about the issue of childhood hunger and increase participation in free summer meals sites for kids located in the area. The Hungry for Happiness mobile tour is stopping at the Norwood Arby’s to raise money for Loaves and Fishes. Twenty percent of sales during the party will go directly to Loaves and Fishes, a local food bank that supplies food to those in need. The event will have fun summer activities for kids such as hula-hoop contests, tug of war, bean bag toss, basketball and other family-friendly games to get kids moving.

When: Thursday, August 14 from 5pm to 8 pm
Where: Arby’s #5424 (618 Chester Pike, Norwood, PA 19074)

I love to see companies working to make a difference. To celebrate this fantastic campaign I’ve got a great giveaway for you!

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive a $30 Arby’s GC.

HOW TO ENTER.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. The winner will be selected by the Giveaway Tools widget. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that you must complete the mandatory required entry, and that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. Good luck to everyone!

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26 comments

sara haaf August 12, 2014 - 6:43 pm

I am not sure what I am supposed to comment, I think you left something off, but I hope you have a wonderful day and I could buy a few dinners with this giftcard. I work a lot of hours and it’d be a nice splurge without hurting my ability to pay bills and make my son happy.

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Sabrina Scholl August 12, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Wish I could go! Sounds like a great event and I love that they’re giving back!

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Rosey August 12, 2014 - 8:32 pm

You’re right, no child should ever have to go hungry, for any reason. How wonderful that Arby’s is making a valid, very positive difference.

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Tina DeCoux August 13, 2014 - 12:58 am

Good banks help slot of people in need

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Tina DeCoux August 13, 2014 - 12:59 am

Food banks help a lot of people in need!

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Cindy August 13, 2014 - 1:26 am

I have never been to a food bank.

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Carolsue August 13, 2014 - 3:59 am

I think they are so important! I have never actually been to a foodbank but I have donated a lot of food. It upsets me so much when I see a bin for people to donate food to the food bank and it is there for months with the same stuff. Why don’t they pick it up?

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patricia Marsden August 13, 2014 - 9:11 am

Our country often doesn’t realize that America’s children do go hungry.

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Nancy August 13, 2014 - 3:24 pm

I have often donated food to food banks. I have never been to a food bank itself. They do a great job for their community.

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Amanda Sakovitz August 13, 2014 - 7:34 pm

I have never been to one but I’ve donated before.

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Thomas Murphy August 13, 2014 - 8:16 pm

I have never been to one.

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Kristen August 13, 2014 - 8:35 pm

We donate to the food bank, but haven’t ever gone there.

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Jessica To August 13, 2014 - 9:08 pm

We volunteered at the food bank once and they help a lot of people.

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David August 13, 2014 - 9:24 pm

When I was a kid we volunteered at the Food Bank as part of a school project. I didn’t meet any of the families that were being given the food, but the place was well stocked.

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shana August 13, 2014 - 10:43 pm

I work at our local county food bank 2-3 hours a week. Every week we get more new people.

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steve weber August 14, 2014 - 12:35 am

Yes, I volunteered at one for several months.

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shelly peterson August 14, 2014 - 2:07 am

I have donated to one but have not gone to one myself, but there have been some times where I was close to it.

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tree August 14, 2014 - 7:46 am

No i’ve never been to a foodbank, although one of my favorite thrift stores is also a food bank in the back of the building. So i have seen some of the items donated when trucks are parked out front. Occasionally there will be a truck with fresh produce that is being donated. i always assumed that food banks only had shelf ready food, so it’s nice to see that fresh produce is offered as well.

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Diane Estrella August 14, 2014 - 8:06 pm

I volunteered at one and it was wonderful to help others.

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Amy Orvin August 15, 2014 - 3:16 pm

No, I have never been before.

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Madonna August 15, 2014 - 6:11 pm

I have been on both sides, I have needed help from a food bank and I have worked the food banks. I think needing help made me a better person and I try to brighten peoples day as they come through the lines at the food banks I have worked at.

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Susan Christy August 16, 2014 - 10:44 pm

I’ve only been to a food bank to donate.

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Cynthia R August 17, 2014 - 11:47 am

I’ve never been to one but i have donated online to one and left groceries at the store that go to food banks.

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Sheila Vives August 17, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Yes, I have to utilize them and also to donate. Some Food Banks treat people with dignity. Some others do not. Some Food Banks make sure the food is fresh and safe, and others will give spoiled milk to a pregnant woman risking making her sick and killing her baby. Some Food Banks disinfect their facilities, some do not. Most food banks are very restrictive and you can only get food for maybe 1, 2, and no more than 4 days and then you cannot get help again for 6 months to a year, which makes it difficult if you are looking for work, and will have to wait 3 weeks for your first paycheck. Most people don’t go to Food Banks unless they really need the help. But I have witnessed people abusing the food banks too, depriving those who truly need help from the supplies that run out way too fast.

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David Balkin August 17, 2014 - 8:09 pm

I can’t say I’ve ever been to a food bank.

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Jennifer Rote August 18, 2014 - 11:35 am

Yes to a small local one. Was thankful or the help.

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