The Fresh Market and No Kid Hungry have combined forces in a program that will allow children to show off their artistic abilities while helping to feed the hungry.
For the second consecutive year The Fresh Market is asking children to create a design that will appear on their reusable shopping bags. Last year the program raised $50,000 for No Kid Hungry.
The idea is pretty simple. Any child under 15 years old can enter. All they have to do is draw a picture of their favorite product sold at The Fresh Market, then turn that picture, along with an entry form, into a cashier at their local Fresh Market.
Two in-store winners will be selected from the entries at each of the more than 100 Fresh Market locations across the country. Those winners will be forwarded to the national competition. Two winners will be chosen from that pool of contestants, with each winner's drawing appearing on one side of the reusable grocery bag.
The winners from each local store will receive $50 Fresh Market gift cards. The two national winners will receive $200 Fresh Market gift cards and a gift basket filled with goodies for kids.
Once the reusable grocery bag designs are chosen, they will be on sale at local Fresh Markets, with 50 percent of the purchase price being donated to No Kid Hungry. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry program does fantastic work to end childhood hunger by bringing kids together with effective nutrition programs and school meals.
Along with helping to feed the hungry, the reusable grocery bags also help save the environment by reducing the amount of plastic shopping bags that wind up in landfills or littering our forests. That should make children feel good. They'll have to hurry with their design's, through. The deadline for entry is the close of business on January 28. Here are the complete rules.
Those who are too old to enter the contest are encouraged to visit the Care To Click Hunger page and donate a free click or print useful coupons. At CareToClick.com, your small actions prompt our donations to groups that work to end hunger.