The REAL Food Drive Campaign Has Launched!

Eat Real Food

This is a pretty big deal for us – our first nationwide campaign.  Our goal for the campaign is to raise lots of healthy food for a number of food pantries and soup kitchens across the country and to create awareness that there is a  new way to run a food drive to amplify its impact.

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Food Day – and working with Lilia Smelkova and Emily Snyder.  And we’re doubly thrilled to have a great set of non-profit partners – Change Food, Foodtank, the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Curbing Hunger and the National Association of Health and Fitness, among others.

We’re also excited about some of the new food drive concepts that we’ll be testing out – organic food drives, food drives that reduce food waste and food drives that raise restaurant quality meals.

Over the next six weeks or so, we’ll be working hard to solicit organizations planning their food drives to make them REAL.  If you or your organization are thinking about a food drive – contact us.  We’ll help you make it better.

It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by without some type of announcement or event that points to the public becoming more conscious of the connection between diet and health.  Providing people with a way to help those facing hunger with higher quality food seems like such a no brainer.  The size of this campaign is related to that.

The Dog Days of August…Not!

August 15 2015 upload - Ralston Farm and other 252

It’s August and here in NJ that means tomatoes!  My family’s lucky – we have a CSA share at Ralston Farm, right down the road from us. They grow outstanding organic fruits and veggies.  We just picked up these incredible tomatoes – delicious!

While August is a vacation month for many – not for us and for many others working to help those facing hunger during the summer – a time when most hunger organizations struggle with lower donations.

Chef's Community Table - Morristown Logo

The Chefs’ Community Table drive just wrapped up and raised over 400 meals to support the Market Street Mission in Morristown, NJ.  We’ll be delivering all those meals soon. Thanks to the team at St. Jacques Marketing and many others for making this first of its kind food drive successful!

We also just delivered a ton of fresh produce to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County raised by the annual Curbing Hunger drive – carrots, bananas and lots of other good stuff!  Curbing Hunger has been running this annual drive for 21 years!Curbing Hunger 8.13.15

The REAL Food Drive campaign is picking up steam – we’ll be sharing some exciting news about it soon.  In the meantime, stay cool and enjoy these last couple of weeks before the school season is in full swing.