WIC Partners with Second Harvest for Virtual Food Drive

Last year’s WIC Gives Back virtual food drive benefiting Second Harvest was such a success, that we’ve decided to do it again this year!

WIC is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties to bring hope, relief, and security to our neighbors struggling with hunger this holiday season and beyond. From November 1 – December 31, 2011, our WIC Gives Back Food and Fund Drive will help the Food Bank meet more of the growing need in our community.

Your support allows Second Harvest to continue providing 45 million pounds of food each year—that’s 35 million meals—to every zip code in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties! With one in four individuals at risk for hunger in both counties, your participation could not come at a more crucial time.

Even better news: once again, we have an anonymous donor who will match dollar for dollar donations made through the WIC Gives Back food drive up to $2,000. So, if we meet our goal of $8,000 that’s $10,000 worth of food donated—the equivalent of 41.7 barrels!!

HOW TO HELP

Donate funds: Visit https://donate.shfb.org/vfd/ to make a donation and see how Second Harvest can stretch your dollar.

  • Choose “Community Group” for the Donor Type
  • Select “Women in Consulting” from the pull-down menu for Organization Name
  • Enter nothing for Team Name
  • Click Next and then Donate Now
  • Enter a dollar amount in the upper right corner or click a food from the list, if you prefer
  • Follow the rest of the online instructions to finish the transaction

And you won’t believe how much more food Second Harvest can buy if they receive monetary donations vs. food! I was blown away! The average cost for donors to fill up one food collection barrel is $240. If donated to Second Harvest, that same $240 could fill up 2.7 barrels full of nutritious food, essentially tripling the impact of your gift.

Spread the word: Forward this email to friends and family or update your Facebook status to:

Help me feed local families this holiday by visiting https://bit.ly/wicgivesback and donating to Women in Consulting’s Virtual Food Drive! Together we can end local hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

If every one of our 400+ community members gave $10, Second Harvest that would be the equivalent of 45 barrels from our organization. Please help us reach our goal!

A donation in honor of your clients would also make the perfect holiday gift. I know I love when I’ve received gifts like that.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

avery@aveconsulting.com' About Avery Horzewski

Principal of AVE Consulting, Avery is a marketing and customer communications consultant, and serves on WIC's board of directors as president. As a consultant, she works with companies of all sizes to develop compelling, persuasive, and effective customer-centric marketing and communication strategies that encompass everything from websites to social media to print collateral. Avery assumed the role of WIC president in January 2010, after overseeing the organization’s marketing, PR, social media, and website initiatives for three years.

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