Hunger pisses me off.
And when that hunger involves children, it throws me into a rage you’ve never seen before.
Yet, in the richest country in the world, it exists.
How is that possible?
I know there’s some complex, socioeconomic explanation for it, but it truly baffles me. I. Don’t. Get. It.
I’ve been thinking about hunger for several months now and decided I needed to do something.
My husband is an amazing cook. Honestly, he could have been a chef. So, we eat VERY well at our house. And there’s nothing he and I enjoy doing more than going out for a nice meal. I guess you could say we’re “foodies” 😉
But I got to thinking about people who don’t get to enjoy a nice meal. Who live in fear of where their next meal will come from. My brain can’t even begin to process a situation like that. We always have plenty of food in our pantry and refrigerator.
But some just don’t.
Yes, even in your little white picket fence community.
And that’s simply unacceptable to me.
So here’s what I’ve decided to do- It’s called Quotes for Charity: Help Feed Logan County.
For every quote my agency, Alan Galvez Insurance, does now through March 2014, we’ll donate one can of food to a local food pantry (Our Daily Bread).
That’s it. Pretty simple huh?
To sweeten the deal, anyone who gets a quote and contributes their own can of food, will get one of our fun color-changing “mood” cups.
Quotes are something we do every day. It is a normal business practice in our insurance agency. So why NOT make a normal business activity even more meaningful?
Our goal? 300 cans.
Hey, go big or go home, I always say. Certainly doable. But we need your help.
So my plea is simple- if you’re an Ohio resident and have been thinking now’s the time to review your insurance, NOW really is the right time 😉 Yes, you may get amazing insurance (we’ve been known to provide such a thing), but you will also be helping provide food to people who need it. Just fill out the quick quote form on our website to get the process started.
Again, our goal is 300 cans. We really want to make that goal. AND I’m prepared to sweeten the deal- when we reach our goal- we’ll donate an additional 200 cans- no strings attached.
What if it isn’t the right time for an insurance review? No worries, you can still contribute to our collection. We’ll gladly accept your canned goods and make the donation to Our Daily Bread.
I’ll leave you with some startling statistics about hunger. It’s an eye-opener. Note: Food insecurity means not knowing where your next meal will come from.
16.4% of households are food insecure.
This translates to 50 million people in an estimated total population of 313 million .
Of the 50 million, 33.4 million are adults and 16.6 million are children.
17.8% of population is food insecure.
This translates to 2 million people in an estimated total population of 11 million.
Approximately 680,000 of the 2 million are children.
Logan County (my county)
14.6% of population is food insecure
This translates to 6,710 people in an estimated county population of 45,858.
My 7 year old daughter summed it up quite nicely when I asked her if she knew why we were doing this project- “Of course Mommy. Because some people need help and it’s our job to help them.”
So hop over to our website and request your quote. Our community will be so glad you did. And you might be too 😉
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