Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Macy's Shopping Giveaway...for a good cause!

As a die-hard food lover, its hard to imagine a day going by without eating delicious food, perusing food photos on the internet, while sometimes reading through cooking magazines on the side. Did I mention I'm a multi-tasker?

The sad reality is that at least one in six young children live on the brink of hunger in the United States. According to Feeding America, an estimated 12.4 million children lived in food insecure (low food security and very low food security) households in 2007. Given the current state of the economy, I can only imagine that this number may have increased.


Along with Feeding America, Macy's is launching "COME TOGETHER, an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. Come Together invites the public to rally around the cause by hosting special dinners in their homes and asking their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. In return, Macy’s will match these donations dollar-for-dollar until the total goal of 10 million meals is reached."

How can you help raise 10 Million meals for families in need? All you have to do is host a dinner for your friends - something I know we all do on a regular basis.

· HOST - Friends and families across the country can host dinner parties from casual to formal, send invitations and manage party details including themes and recipes on the . In lieu of bringing traditional host gifts, guests are suggested to make a donation to Feeding America.
· GIVE - Donate $1 directly at any Macy's register, one dollar provides dinner for seven.
· SHOP- Macy's customers can shop for the cause and get special savings in-store on October 17, when Macy's hosts a national Shop For A Cause day. A portion of the $5 in-store ticket sales will benefit Feeding America.

In honor of this great cause and to spread awareness of the reality many families in America face, I'm hosting a Macy's giveaway for a $25 gift card. To enter, please take the time to:

  • Visit the Feeding America and Come Together websites,
  • consider donating to the cause, and
  • leave a comment on what you'd serve at your "Come Together" dinner party.
I will randomly select two lucky winners from the entries received by Sunday, September 20th, 11:59 pacific. Good luck!

29 comments:

Maria said...

What a great cause!! I would probably have a homemade pizza party. And an ice cream/cookie bar for dessert!

kat said...

We are in love with our new smoker so we'd probably smoke something like a turkey.

Amber said...

I'm not sure what I would serve, but I would do a black/white themed party. All the decorations are black and white, everyone wears black and white. Definitely cupcakes that were decorated black and white. The food is still escaping me, maybe potatoes, with grilled rib-eyes, they are rather dark.

Katie said...

Great cause! I'd probably serve Cuban sandwiches and plantains since that's what's on my mind at the moment.

Vicki said...

What a great idea, I think I'm stopping by Macy's on my way home to donate. I'd probably make pizza, because who doesn't love pizza?

carmencooks said...

This is such a nice idea. I would serve (and am thinking of hosting one of these to raise money for the cause)a big array of appetizers .. I love the idea of having little bites to pass around all evening.

MaryBeth said...

What a great idea and a fabulous contest...

Beth said...

crab and artichoke dip
pork egg rolls
grilled asparagus with queso fresco
pan seared scallops
osso busco
chocolate mousse cake
chipotle caramles

Jessica said...

I am new to your blog, and also a newleywed myself! I can't wait to read your adventures. I am not new to cooking, but your recipes look great! :)

Eden said...

I'm not a very good cook, so I would probably do a BBQ theme where everyone can be informal and eat hot dogs and hamburgers.

What a great cause!

Heidi said...

well, with the weather cooling off, I'd feel like something in the crockpot - maybe beef stew, with cornbread and the last of the garden vegies. For dessert - chocolate cake!

Stephanie C said...

Thank you for sharing about this cause. I'm really craving cheese so I think I would serve cheese fondue with crusty bread and veggies so we don't feel too guilty.

Tiff said...

I would have a trio of bruschetta for a starter. For dinner I would serve homemade Caesar salad, chicken parm, and garlic bread. For a drink, I would have my famous Sangria. Then for dessert, panna cotta! Yum!

evelyn said...

i would have a spit-roasted pig!

Becky Gallegos said...

I would bring my famous Greek Pasta Salad to the party! Always a hit..ALWAYS! Thank you for the opportunity!

Kerstin said...

What a great cause!

I think I would go with maragaritas and Mexican and guac of course - yum!

Rouge said...

What a wonderful cause. I would have a make your own tostada party, lay out a bunch of toppings and let everyone create their own.

LAC said...

A dessert party because really - what else is there?

LAC said...

A dessert party because really - what else is there?

Judy Lee said...

build your own panini! we just did this at work where they brought ciabatta bread, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella, tomatoes, cold cuts, grilled chicken, grilled skirt steak, cheeses, veggies, condiments, etc etc and panini grills. it was so much fun to pick and choose your own ingredients to make your favorite panini!

Candice said...

I would do a Mexican theme: a taco bar with awesome fixins, homemade salsa and guac, spanish rice, margaritas....YUM!

Michelle Smiles said...

I think I would do fajitas with some marinated flank steak and chicken and lots of veggies from the farmers market. Some fresh salsa, salsa verde, and guacamole. Yum!

Erica S. said...

Pumpkin pasta with a caesar salad and bread with olive oil.

Larissa said...

I'd serve Hawaiian food - kalua pork, lomi lomi salmon and haupia.

Bunny said...

What a great cause Sharon, you're such a sweetheart! I'd make Lasagna with a salad and garlic toast with ice cream for dessert.

Sarah said...

Great post Sharon! I saw a commercial about this and your post reminded me to check out the site. I would probably host a fiesta with margaritas and fajitas. Ole!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

What a great cause. I am thinking either Black Bean soup or chicken chili with lots of different toppings so everyone can top their soup to their tastes. Corn bread muffins with honey butter and brownie sundaes made with warm brownies straight out of the oven to finish it off.

Aleisha said...

mmmmm, sweet pork burritos with rediculous amounts of dessert to choose from. aleishamartin at gmail dot com

Abbie said...

Dessert. Lots of dessert.