To see how food waste affects your wallet, our water supply, the demand for oil, and the environment, check out this awesome infographic: http://colorado.doortodoororganics.com/blog/?p=1833
Birdies for Charity is a unique, community-based fundraising initiative held in conjunction with THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
When you visit www.birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com and make a donation to Waste Not Want Not, you will have a shot at winning $10,000. When you make your donation, you will be asked to guess the total number of birdies that will be made during the competition rounds of the tournament. The individual who guesses the exact number of birdies made (or closet thereto) at the 2012 PLAYERS will win $5,000. In addition, the charity that the individual supports with their entry, will receive an additional $5,000 bonus. (In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker question will be used to determine the winner. Deadline for all entries is Wednesday, May 9. The number of birdies made in prior years is shown on the website to help you with your guess.)
The needy of North Florida served by Waste Not Want Not will be the real winners if you participate, since all monies raised in support of Waste Not will go directly to putting food in the hands of hungry families.
The FIUMC youth group shared their time with Waste Not yesterday. During their day of service they cleaned our new truck inside and out, raked up LOTS of leaves, and cleaned the building from ceiling fans to the floor. Waste Not looks great! Check them out on My Animoto Video.
As seen in the Financial News and Daily Report, February 21, 2012: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=535724
Thank you to Christ’s Church Fleming Island for the recent donation! Part of the money was used to purchase a brand new freezer to replace one that died in December. (It was old when it was donated to us years ago, and it lived a good, long life.) The rest of the gift will pay to keep all of our freezers running for several months. We appreciate the vote of confidence and financial support.
The only kind of “dough” JEA accepts is cash, so financial donations are critical to our mission of rescuing food for those in need.