Be KIND, Fight Hunger {Giveaway}

by Sara on September 5, 2011

When I get that gnawing pain in my stomach—that signal that it’s time to eat now or else!—I usually grunt and proclaim, “I’m staaaaarving!”

Within 15 minutes or so, I’m able to sit down to a plateful of hot, delicious food—perhaps my dream meal if I’m feeling particularly indulgent— and begin munching away.

last night's mini meal #6: jumbo sea scallops seared in olive oil and seasoned with lemon, garlic and pepper. served with mixed greeen salad topped with homemade creamy yogurt-garlic dressing

Or, in more desperate situations, I grab an energy bar from my bag, for an instant pick-me-up.

Clif Chocolate Almond Coconut Mojo Bar

Sweet. Satisfying. Satiating.

Ain’t no thang.

However for millions of children around the world, hunger IS a very real thing.

As a blogger who reads, writes and lusts about food on a daily basis, I’ve come to take my 24-hour access to it for granted. I poo-poo myself when I run out of peanut butter, and feel envious of friends who can afford to stock their kitchens with five different varieties of protein powder.

So where am I going with this?

Over the weekend I was introduced to WeFeedBack, a World Food Programme initiative  run by the United Nations that seeks to fight against the chronic hunger that burdens families all over the world.

WeFeedBack utilizes social media to spread it’s message. Here’s how it works:

Think of your favorite food, then type it into the Feedback Calculator, along with it’s estimated cost, and find out how many meals that particular food can provide.

 

the cost of my favorite chocolate ganache brownie would provide 6 meals!

The next step is to donate exactly that amount. Or, if you want, you can donate multiples of that amount. In this way you feedback more portions of your favorite food.

I played around with the calculator last night and learned this:

My favorite scallop meal (scallops+risotto+salad+cannoli) would feed 50 + children

My favorite peanut butter frozen yogurt bowl would feed 25 children.

And one of my favorite energy bars, KIND bar, would feed 6 children.

Let’s pause for a second and talk about those KIND bars.

A few weeks ago I asked my local Whole Foods if they could order my favorite KIND flavor:  Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein. Over the weekend they called to tell me the bars were in, but when I went to pick them up they weren’t in stock!

Womp womp.

:-(

Apparently the orderer had requested the wrong flavor! So instead of Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, there were ample boxes of Almond Coconut…just for me.

The customer service representative felt terrible and insisted that I take one of the boxes, complimentary of the store, until the correct flavor arrives.

I’d actually never tried the Almond Coconut flavor, so I eagerly broke into one once I arrived home.

Almond Coconut KIND bar

The bar was crunchy, chewy and slightly sweet, but not in an overpowering way. The earthy coconut flavor compliments the nutty, butter-like almonds perfectly.

And the icing on the cake bar is that each one packs healthy fats and 4 grams of fiber. Wooo!

I’ve found a new love.

As I was munching away, I noticed KIND Bar’s mission statement, boldly printed on the side of the box:

Do the KIND Thing—for your body! <—-I like that!

Then the wheels began to turn.

Could we, as a community of bloggers and readers, join together to ‘Do the KIND Thing–for our bodies AND for others?’

Hmmm.

I think so!

Here’s the deal. I feel very passionately about WeFeedBack’s mission, and want you to get involved too! So, as an incentive to check out their site, I’m giving away the box—that’s 12 bars—of KIND Almond Coconut bars Whole Foods gifted me!

Here’s what you need to do to enter:

*Mandatory*

1. Go to WeFeedBack’s food calculator. Enter your favorite food (or the last food you ate…or any random food!) and find out how many meals it can provide. Come back here and tell me the result in a comment. (And if you have the means to donate that amount, please, please do!!)

Additional entries:

2. Follow me on Twitter

3. Tweet the following message:

Help me raise awareness about worldwide hunger with @Sara_NF by entering to win a box of bars from @KINDSnacks! http://bit.ly/r4M19S

4. Add me to your Google Reader

I will announce the winner Monday, September 12th!

GOOD LUCK!! <3

Live passionately. Live with purpose. Live with love.

 

p.s. I made THE BEST pumpkin cinnamon protein cake last night. Recipe coming Friday! It’s possibly my favorite recipe ever.

***Note to add: I became distracted Friday evening, and I have a busy day Saturday (my first flag football game (!!) + birthday parties and football watching), so I’ll post the recipe Sunday night or Monday morning!***


 

  • Floey

    This is such a great giveaway, Sara! I love WeFeedBack’s mission! I just calculated the cost of my morning oatmeal and found out it would feed 5 kids!

  • Floey

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  • Floey

    Just tweeted!

  • Floey

    I don’t use google reader, but you’d be in there if I did!

  • http://twitter.com/Marielxox16 Mariel

    tweeted!

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com Natalie

    Holy cow! I just found out that the ice cream cone I ate yesterday ($4) would feed 16 kids! AND I donated that amount too!

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com Natalie

    Following you!

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com Natalie

    Tweeted!

  • http://www.cinnamonbums.wordpress.com Natalie

    You’re in my reader too! <3

  • http://jamandjessica.wordpress.com/ Jess

    My favorite cupcake would feed 10 kids!

  • http://jamandjessica.wordpress.com/ Jess

    Following you on Twitter!

  • http://jamandjessica.wordpress.com/ Jess

    Tweeted!

  • http://jamandjessica.wordpress.com/ Jess

    You’re in my reader!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Ahh this is such an amazing cause!! I love the idea that we can help fight hunger as a community of bloggers! I think it’s so amazing that we can use the our positive influence to have an impact on others! So excited about this! When i did the calculator I found out that my favorite veggie burger from Hillstone would feed 64 children!!! I can’t even believe that?! This is such an amazing tool and you can bet I’ll be playing with it all day and sharing it with others.

    PS I’ve never seen the chocolate peanut butter Kind bar but I’m going to be on the lookout now!

  • Amy

    This is an unbelievable concept. ONE Grande Iced Coffee from Starbucks costs $2.50, has 1 serving, and would feed 10 children. If I have 5 of those a week…I could feed 50 children. Unreal. Thank you so much, Sara, for bringing this to our attention!! Xo Amy

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    I follow you on twitter :)

  • Amy

    I also follow you on Twitter

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Tweeted!

  • Amy

    And you are on my Google Reader.

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com/ Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    You’re already in my google reader :)

  • http://runwithspoons.wordpress.com/ Amanda @ .running with spoons.

    Omigoodness what a wonderful organization. It’s mind boggling, though. A 2 dollar cup of coffee would feed 8 children. That’s just… wow. It’s hard to believe that we spend so much money on things that aren’t even necessary, when there are people out there who are starving. You’re so amazing to be spreading this message, hun!

  • Cheryl A Casperson

    Mine was Mac N Cheese and it could serve 15 Children!

  • Cheryl A Casperson

    Follow you on twitter @cherylcasperson

  • Cheryl A Casperson

    Tweeted

  • http://veggiecouture.com Gina

    What a wonderful giveaway!! So sweet just like you!

    My favorite peanut butter would feed 15 children!

  • http://veggiecouture.com Gina

    Already in my Google Reader :)

  • http://veggiecouture.com Gina

    Already following, girl xoxoxo

  • http://www.livinglindsay.com Livinglindsay

    My favorite dark chocolate caramel bar would feed 10 children. So crazy to think about it that way! Great giveaway, and great way to bring attention to such a needed cause.

  • http://www.livinglindsay.com Livinglindsay

    My favorite dark chocolate caramel bar would feed 10 children. So crazy to think about it that way! Great giveaway, and great way to bring attention to such a needed cause.

  • http://www.livinglindsay.com Livinglindsay

    Tweeted!

  • http://www.livinglindsay.com Livinglindsay

    Follow you on Twitter!

  • Eclairre

    My favorite food is an ice cream sundae from McDs – it would feed 4 children, wow

  • Rivierea

    My fav food (Kashi go lean crunch!) would feed 15 kids–that’s amazing (and sad…)

  • Rivierea

    I follow you on twitter!

  • Rivierea

    You are already in my Google Reader!

  • http://www.runningonhungry.com Kristine @ Running on Hungry

    What a fabulous organization and even better post! WOW a $5 carton of organic eggs can feed 20 CHILDREN. That is mind boggling! I’m happy to donate and help out! You are fabulous Sara!!

  • http://www.runningonhungry.com Kristine @ Running on Hungry

    Tweeted!

  • http://www.runningonhungry.com Kristine @ Runningonhungry

    You are obviously in my Google Reader!

  • Allison

    Sara, thank you for this post! I’d never heard of this organization, but I’m so happy you told us about it. I’ll definitely be donating!

    My favorite Lindt chocolate bar would feed 15 children! Crazy!

  • Allison

    Followiing you on Twitter!

  • Allison

    I’m following you!

  • Debbie @ AccidentlyDelish

    my sushi roll at $4.00 would feed 16 children. This is a great cause and a great site!!

  • Debbie @ AccidentlyDelish

    following you on twitter @accidentlydlish

  • Debbie @ AccidentlyDelish

    added to google reader <3

  • Jessica

    the cost of My fave box of cereal (puffins) would feed 16 children… so crazy – what an amazing cause! and I am following you on twitter @jessicad0707

  • http://lifesabowl.wordpress.com/ Allison

    I recently tried the coconut Luna bar and fell in love with it, I bet the same would happen with this KIND bar! Mmm… Thank you for spreading the word about such a great cause. Unfortunately, I don’t think that enough people realize how much some other people in the world are struggling… But the calculator explicitly shows them! Keep up all you’re hard work, you should be proud of yourself!

    [One of] my favorite meals : a pasta dish [48 children] + frozen yogurt [16 children] = a total of 64 children! WOW!

  • Ikkinlala

    I don’t have a favourite food, but the last food I ate (blackberries) is a good candidate for it if I did. A serving of blackberries apparently costs enough to feed four children.

  • Jaclyn Oakland

    It’s so crazy to think that these (one) food favorites of ours could/can feed so many children!! Mine could feed four – crazy!! I saw this KIND promo at work, i think it’s great! great you are supporting it too!

  • Anonymous

    I follow you on Twitter already ! : P

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