#Giving Tuesday

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Be part of our Grab A Lunch, Give A Lunch promotion.

Everyone deserves to have a good meal, let's start with those right here at home.  Join us on November 28 at Port Charlotte Town Center as we take part in #GivingTuesday, a worldwide giving movement.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Enter FREE drawings for door prizes at our booth located near Kay Jewelers while grabbing a bite to eat for lunch in the Food Court.

There are children like Justin hurting and hungry in our own community.  Here is his story……. 

“I was dismayed.  Justin was enrolled in my class for four-year olds and had been coming to school with unhealthy lunches for awhile.  In the month that Justin had been in my class, he had daily meltdowns.  He was easily frustrated and his tantrums made other children afraid of him so he had no friends.  Justin’s parents didn’t know what to do.

Through the Eat Well Live Well program, Justin’s mother is learning to prepare healthy wholesome delicious foods at home on a tight budget.  I’m noticing Justin is calmer and better able to respond to activities and interact with the other kids.  Justin is getting the nutrition he needs and has moved from simply surviving to growing and thriving?”

Eat Well Live Well: Healthy Choices For Families Partners: Early Learning Coalition, Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Drug Free Charlotte County, Charlotte   County Healthy Start, Healthy Families

And this story of a devoted wife and mother…..

“Her name is Marilyn and she’s the love of my life.  We’ve been married for 57 years.  She raised our three children and took care of the household.  Above all, she was an outstanding cook.  Most of our family memories revolved around Marilyn’s meals, picnics, barbecues and holidays.  However, things have changed.  Marilyn has Alzheimer’s and I fear I can’t take care of her or provide for her needs.

A program specialist told me about Senior Nutrition and Care in our community.  We now have healthy meals delivered to our home to eliminate some of the stress.  I have a lot to learn and will do anything for Marilyn, but this is one thing that I don’t have to worry about now.”

Senior Nutrition and Care (SNAC) Partners:  Senior Friendship Centers, Alzheimer’s Association.

 

How can you help?

  • $22 gift will provide four cookbooks “Good and Cheap, Eat Well on $4/day” for struggling low income families and their children.  The Eat Well Live Well: Healthy Choices for Families program learn how to prepare healthy home-cooked meals on a budget.  (The cookbooks will be available to purchase at the event for your gift of $25) 
  • $13 will provide two nutritious lunches for elderly residents in Charlotte County. Senior Nutrition and Care (SNAC) programs makie sure that members of our community are receiving and preparing healthy meals.
Please consider making a gift today, to support healthy lunches needed for children to seniors in our community. Text 41444 and enter keyword: givelunch or online at igfn.us/form/j8S8rQ Call our office for more information 941-627-3539

Other ways you can help:
- SHARE SHARE SHARE this event with friends and family and encourage them to give what they can - every single dollar makes a difference!

- Own a restuarant or business? Consider donating a portion of sales on Nov. 28!