Foster City, CA (PRWEB) Dec. 5, 2011 - Last year 5.6 million households used community food banks at least once, says the Feeding America network. These organizations welcome donations of time, food and, above all, cash.
Cash in the right hands can do wonders. Food banks can stretch every dollar by working with food brokers, using volunteer labor and buying in bulk. Feeding America says it can supply 800 meals for a donation of $100.
At the end of December, CarInsurance.com will donate $2,000 to local food banks: $1,000 to a major metropolitan-area food bank, and $500 each to two food banks serving smaller population centers.
“Cash gives food banks the chance to buy fresh foods, or the foods no one donates, or to take advantage of a quick opportunity at the wholesale level,” says Des Toups, senior managing editor for CarInsurance.com. “A food bank can turn these donations into thousands of meals.”
The website began hosting the “Fuel Your Food Bank” campaign on its Facebook page starting Dec. 1, where a “like” for CarInsurance.com allows supporters to vote for their favorite food bank. Voters will find food banks listed by state and will be able to write in one that isn’t listed. Voting ends Dec. 31.
In early January, CarInsurance.com will tally votes and send checks to the food banks in each category with the most votes.
“We hope that people will contact their friends to drum up support for the work that’s being done in their neighborhoods,” Toups says. “And simply knowing where the food bank is and how it operates might encourage more support throughout the year.”
The CarInsurance.com “Fuel Your Food Bank” Campaign: Official Rules
Introduction: www.CarInsurance.com (“Sponsor”) is offering a sweepstakes (the "Contest").
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Eligibility: Contestants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry, and legal residents of the U.S. Void where prohibited by law or regulation. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Any entries not eligible for any reason will be disqualified from winning any award or prize and ineligible entries may be deleted from www.carinsurance.com. Employees of Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, and their immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents), and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible to participate in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and choose not to display any entry it deems to be inappropriate, offensive or is not in keeping with Sponsor’s image, in its sole discretion.
Entry Requirements: To enter the contest, visit the www.CarInsurance.com Facebook page, “like” the page, and vote on the food bank that Contestant wishes to win some of the $2,000 donation from www.CarInsurance.com (an “Entry”). You may only vote for one food bank (in one of the two categories of food banks). You may not enter the Contest more than one time. Anyone found to use multiple Facebook accounts will be ineligible.
All entry submissions must be between 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ("PST") on December 1, 2011, and 11:59:59 p.m. PST on December 31, 2011 (the “Voting Period”).
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Winners; Notification: After the end of the Voting Period, the three (3) food banks with the most number of eligible “likes” will receive a cash donation from www.CarInsurance.com as follows: 1 food bank servicing a large area will be awarded $1,000, and 2 food banks servicing smaller areas will each be awarded $500. For the purposes of this Contest, “large” means a food bank that serves an area with a population greater than 500,000 people, and “small” means a food bank that serves an area with a population less than 500,000 people. The determination of which food banks participate in this Contest is in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The winner of the Contest’s food bank donation will be announced on January 9, 2012 on Facebook and www.CarInsurance.com.
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