Hi Friends! Today I am taking a moment to ask you to join me in the 2nd Annual October Grateful Challenge! 31 Days of Grateful! A way to have real discussions with your family about the abundance in your life. A way to give back to the community and share your abundance before the holiday rush! We had over 200 participants last year! That is quite a bit of food to give to those in need! So please read on if you would like to participate!
2nd Annual October Grateful Challenge
Food banks and pantries are often swamped during the colder months as well as around the holidays. Although several food pantries have access to Foodshare ( local pantries still have to pay for Foodshare items, but the cost is greatly reduced) many staples are not available and we rely on donations to keep much-needed proteins, like tuna and peanut butter along with pasta sauce and even macaroni and cheese! The challenge is simple. Each day add one canned or dry food item to a box and as a family talks about how grateful you are that you have been blessed with so many things that you are sharing your abundance with those in need.
At the end of the 31 days drop off your donation to your closest Food Pantry. – Don’t miss the free participation printable below! Please do not reproduce!
The 31 Days of Grateful October Community Challenge!
Here is a general list for Food Items to donate for the 31 Days of Grateful October Community Challenge to help those who are hungry and in need. However, contact your local food pantry for a much-needed items list to keep in mind when you and your family fill your box.
General Pantry Donation List
Oils and Condiments:
Drinks and Extras
Bottled Water, Tea, Coffee ( small bags) and Spices
To show you how grateful I am to this community and to your help in fighting hunger I am sharing a totally free printable! This is a temporary freebie for the next 30 days. Then poof it will be gone when November is around the corner! Just click the link and grab your free Grateful Heart Printable!
If you take this challenge make sure to share the photo of your donation box on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #31FORHUNGER and/or tag us on Instagram @mommacan.
I would love to see your family in action and help other families join in this simple way to show our love for those in need and reflect on how grateful we are for our blessings!