Special note from Michelle Obama, “Support your local food banks.”
December 24, 2008 § Leave a Comment
Michelle Obama encourages all Americans to support one of two causes important to her this holiday season—food banks and our soldiers. We are excited that President-elect Obama and Michelle continue to support his campaign pledge to fight hunger in America and end child hunger by 2015. She says,
This holiday season, the grassroots movement you helped build can make a big difference for those in need.
I hope you will join me in supporting your favorite charity or contributing to causes that are especially meaningful to me and my family.
While many of us will spend the holidays counting our blessings and sharing dinner with loved ones, millions of people around the country won’t be so fortunate. Donating to your local food bank will help provide a holiday meal to people in your community who can’t afford one.
Talking with the families of deployed troops was one of the most rewarding experiences I had during the campaign. Giving to Operation USO Care Package is a great way to send members of our military stationed around the world a reminder that someone back home is thinking of them.
This is a time to celebrate our blessings, the new year, and a new era for our country. But it’s also a time to come together on behalf of those who need our help.
Do what you can to help today by locating your local food bank and giving your support:
Or send a care package to an American in uniform:
Thank you for all that you do and have a very happy holiday season,
Please take a moment and consider joining this national movement by making a donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. Your $5 donation can provide $25 worth of nutritious food.
We appreciate and value your support – we couldn’t feed as many people as we do, with out you. For more information about CAFB, click here.