do good, eat good | take 5

It’s back! And for the 5th time at that.

To date, we’ve raised $15, 270. With 100% of the donations raised gone directly to help the kids in the Veggie U program. If you’re new to this fundraising effort, Veggie U is a program that helps elementary kids in Cleveland learn about food. Learn about farming. And understand where their meals come from and the benefits of making smart choices early on. And then they can take that newfound excitement and knowledge home to their parents and start a conversation about what they eat and begin to make better choices as a family.

Once again I’m asking each of you to help me help these kids, teachers and their caregivers. Help them learn and begin to make better choices right now. And ultimately, help their overall health and well-being.

Now in its 5th year, Cleveland Foodie is raising funds for Veggie U. The program provides a complete kit and lesson plans to teachers to help educate their students through hands-on, fun curricula. There are 157 participating classrooms in our area and each kit costs $225. At the end of the program, students understand the connection between agriculture, good nutrition and the culinary arts.

Would you consider helping once again? Do you have an extra $5 to donate? Like previous years, if you donate just $5 to Veggie U, you will automatically be entered to win more than $1,600 worth of gift cards to all your favorite eateries and shops. Want to increase your odds? Donate $10, $25, $50 or more. For every $5 you donate, you will earn another entry into the drawing. The more you donate, the greater your chance of winning.

DETAILS: Like last year, three lucky do-gooders will win (I will evenly mix up the gift cards between the fortunate trio).  You have from now until December 20th to donate and be entered. Three winners will be picked using random.org and notified shortly after.

HOW TO DONATE: It’s easy – just call 419.499.7500 M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; reference Cleveland Foodie when you call. OR, you can now donate online right here, 24/7.

This fundraising effort would not be possible without the generosity and support of our local chefs, restaurants and local businesses. I may sound like a broken record, but we live in the best city where nearly everyone is always so quick to help and pitch in and take care of others without a second thought. To those that donated I can’t thank you enough. Truly.

Three of you will spend 2014 eating and drinking your way throughout Cleveland:

Fahrenheit 

Paladar 

Fire 

Western Reserve Wines 

Spice Kitchen & Bar 

AMP 150 

Flour 

Umami 

Momocho  (Eric also donated an additional $250 to Veggie U!!)

Hodge’s 

Washington Place Bistro & Inn 

Mahall’s 

Burntwood Tavern 

Veggie U sampler box

CVI dinner $100 value

Welshfield Inn 

87 West

Flying Fig 

Lola 

Parallax 

L’Albatros 

Chinato 

Cowell & Hubbard 

Sweet Moses

Giovanni’s

Society Lounge

Bac

Moxie

Cibreo

C2

Table 45

SOHO

 

4 Comments

  1. Posted December 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    This is always my favorite donation to Veggie U!
    Confirmation number: 3GK87271YX4722100

  2. Posted December 3, 2013 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    I didn’t see if there was a way to reference Cleveland Foodie through the link…Am I just missing it?

  3. Michelle V
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Suzanne – you only have to reference CF when you call. If you donate online, it’s automatic for this drive. Thanks!

  4. Posted July 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

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