In an effort to end hunger this holiday season, Mollie Stone’s will donate a can to our local food banks on behalf of our Facebook followers from December 4, 2012 through January 4, 2013. Help us feed those in need by Liking our Facebook Page, selecting your preferred food bank (San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties), and Sharing Cans for Fans with your Facebook friends to help us make a bigger impact. It only takes a minute to make a difference!
All of us at Mollie Stone’s Markets are excited about our 2nd Annual Cans for Fans, a virtual can drive on our Facebook Page. Keep reading to learn more about why this important issue is worthy of your support, and how Cans for Fans works. Then, click here to go to Cans for Fans on Facebook.
Why is this important to Mollie Stone’s and to the Bay Area?
There are many important causes to support this time of year, but if you have ever been to Mollie Stone’s then you are familiar with our passion for wholesome food. Hunger not only manifests itself as a consistent lack of enough food and fewer meals each day, but also relying on poor-quality food that is high in calories but absent of nutrients.
Our local food banks – the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties – provide lots of fresh produce and healthy food every day. A large percentage of hungry people served by these food banks are low-income families with children and seniors. Here’s a look at hunger in the Bay Area, by the numbers*:
- 90 Million: Pounds of food distributed annually by the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank (45 million each!)
- 243,177: People served monthly in San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties by the Second Harvest Food Bank last year
- 1 in 4: People in San Francisco & Marin Counties that struggle to feed themselves daily
- 1 in 5: Children in the Bay Area that regularly do not have access to enough food to meet their nutritional needs
I want to help! How does Cans for Fans work?
It’s quick & easy to have Mollie Stone’s donate a can on your behalf. This year, our Facebook followers may select their preferred food bank (either the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties). Here’s how it works:
Mollie Stone’s Markets will donate ONE (1) can per entry to either the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks OR the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties.
We must collect your email address with your Food Bank preference to enable us to tally the total donation at the end of Cans for Fans (1 entry per person, please). Your email address will never be shared or sold to third parties, nor will you be contacted via email by Mollie Stone’s Markets unless you have previously opted in.
If you would like to make an additional monetary donation to your local food bank, please visit the websites of the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks or the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties.
*Information courtesy of the San Francisco & Marin Food Banks and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties