Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Event: MN Bloggers Volunteer

UPDATE: Wow. An incredibly powerful and motivating evening with some truly wonderful folks. 40 Minnesota Bloggers got together for a meet + greet on Tuesday night, so that we could meet face-to-face outside of cyber-space. We shared insights, laughs, beverages and a bit of nosh, then walked out to volunteer with our arms FULL. What? Red Gold Tomatoes and Annie's Organics had heard about our event, and generously sent us away with goodies (tomatoes and cheddar bunnies included). That was unexpected on an altruistic evening, but thank you!

We were one of a couple of groups volunteering that evening at Feed My Starving Children. I have to say, I was very impressed with their operation. They have it down to a science, making the most of your man hours. We spent an hour scooping nutritious components (dehydrated vegetables, soy nuggets, vitamins + minerals, and rice) into bags, labeling, and sealing. Ready to be shipped. They told us our food would most probably be shipped to Haiti.

In 1 hour we packaged about 13,824 meals. That's enough to feed 38 children for one year.

It's amazing how little effort it takes to make such a big difference. If you are interested in donating or volunteering please visit their website at Feed My Starving Children. They also have mobile units that can come to your work, church or community.

Thanks to TheMarketingMama.com for organizing, and to my fellow bloggers for making a difference!


I am so happy to be a part of the local blogger community right now.

Tonight, 40 of us will gather for a quick meet & greet, then off to Feed My Starving Children to volunteer packaging meals. We had planned to do this before the crisis in Haiti, and now the urgency is even greater. FMSC sent four pallets of food to Haiti this past Friday, and you can help them do more by donating here.

Do what you can: volunteer, donate, spread the word.


  1. Looking forward to meeting you tonight at the event!

  2. It was great to meet you. I look forward to following your blog, which is really attractive. Be sure to tell Jason I didn't mean anything except...how in the heck do you get a babysitter in the middle of the week?

    What a fun way to make a difference!

  3. Molly, thanks for saying 'hi' on my blog! It was great to meet you and so many other awesome bloggers.

    What a fabulous way to spend an evening!