I was checking out a new supermarket the other day (yes, I do that, I know that it doesn’t sound exciting, but I like it!), and I saw boxes of Full Circle Project 7 Organic Pomegranate White Tea (www.project7.com, www.fullcirclefoods.com). The banner on the side of the box said “Feed the Hungry, Provides Food for the Hungry”. Two boxes of tea bags provide one meal in America, so I got two, one for me, and one for my great-niece. Topco Associates LLC’s Full Circle Brand is partnering with Project 7 to offer a line of food and beverage products, including bagged granola, granola bars, coffee and tea. Purchase of these products will help feed the hungry in our communities. In doing further research I realized that I had seen and purchased Project 7’s products before. Project 7 sells mints, gummi bears and a large selection of unusually flavored chewing gum, with flavors such as Birthday Cake and Lemonade. Project 7’s Feed the Hungry initiative gives assistance to seven areas of need around the world: Feeding the Hungry, Healing the Sick, supporting those who Hope for Peace, Housing the Homeless, Quenching those who Thirst, Teaching them well and Saving the Earth.
Then in the April 2017 issue of Food Network Magazine I saw an ad for Kashi bars. Kashi is a company that makes cereals, granola and snack bars. Kashi is now selling Chewy Nut Butter Bars that are Certified Transitional (Kashi.com/Transitional). In our country less than 1% of the farmland is certified organic. For a farmer to make the transition from conventional to certified organic takes three years. Crops sold on that land during this conversion time can not be sold as organic. So when companies like Kashi support farmers during this transition, it provides encouragement for our farmers to make the transition. Most people would like to incorporate more organic foods into our diet, plus reducing our reliance on insecticides and herbicides helps all of us. Helping our farmers make this switch is just another way we can all help each other.
There is also Humankind water, (http://www.humankindwater.org/) which I think I mentioned before. For every water you purchase you provide 100 days of clean drinking water for one person. And Sheetz for the Kidz charity water and Sheetz for the Kidz cookies, (sheetzforthekidz.org/) which are both sold at Sheetz stores. For every bottle of water sold, Sheetz will donate 25 cents to their charity, Sheetz for the Kidz. Sheetz for the Kidz contribute 20 cents each to their charity. Sheetz for the Kidz provides disadvantaged children in their sales area with clothes, toys and treats for the Christmas holidays. Sheetz for the Kidz also partners with Make-A-Wish to send families of seriously ill children to Orlando Florida for a dream vacation.
I’ve also included a photo of little turtle backpacks that I recently purchased from Trades of Hope ( http://www.tradesofhope.com/). Their handbags are all currently 20% off, and with each purchase of a bag, Trades of Hope will give a chick to a family in Africa. These little turtle bags were included as part of the promotion. Right now I’m holding them to donate to Toys for Tots this holiday season, but if you have another idea for them, I would love to receive it. Just comment on this post.
Till the next time,
“What then must we do?. . . You do whatever you can about the misery that’s in front of you. . . Add your light to the sum of light.
Luke 3:10, “The Year of Living Dangerously”