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Get those food items piled high this year!

Nation-wide Food Drive is Underway

 
Looking for a small way to give this holiday season? We have a great idea: Sears Hometown Stores has launched their Food Drive, which will run until the end of 2009. At each of the 950 stores located across the country, customers will have a chance to donate non-perishable canned and boxed foods and other needed items, like diapers, power towels and so on. Customers can drop donations off at donation boxes located at their nearby Sears Hometown Store.

Donations will be distributed to local shelters, food kitchens, after-programs, and similar organizations with an eye out for the needy.

This is the fourth year of the initiative; the past three years have seen over a half a million in food items collected and donated. It would be great to see folks step up and make contributions to their local Sears Hometown Store Food Drive and try to crack the million food item mark. In these recession years it's hard to question that need is as great as it has ever been.

Have you made a donation recently?



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Nationwide Food Drive

11/17/2009 10:24 AM SHCShaunakD

Ben,

Love this article and my neighbors and I are doing our part.

This past weekend, kids and parents in our neighborhood in suburban Chicago collected 750 lbs of food items and $555 in donations ($15 feeds a family of 4). To top it all off, it was a beautiful fall day in Chicago (60 degrees and sunny).

Thank you for spreading the word!

Best, Shaunak

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Terrific!

11/17/2009 10:41 AM wpowell2036

Ben,
Great blog on a worthy cause. What better time of year to recognize the need to help others, especially in these challenging economic times. I love the picture with the towers of food-very creative. It would be great if everyone who read this blog committed to make a donation, whether at a Sears Hometown Store or your local foodbank.
Thanks, Will

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Nationwide food drive

11/17/2009 10:49 AM pnero1

This is a most needed program by a group of great locally owned stores. Thanks for your endorsement!

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Local Spirit

11/17/2009 11:56 AM jflynn4

Ben, Great article for a worthy cause. One of the things that really stuck out to me when I visited the stores that were participating in this food drive was the local community spirit. As a rule the local Hometown Store distributes the donations to local organizations. Once the community realizes this it it has a way of bringing everyone in the community closer together. Jim

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food drive

11/17/2009 01:30 PM mkozar

This is a time to think about others and especially during these tough economic times, help is needed now more than ever. I really like that this donation helps that particular community. Pulling together to help each other out is what its all about.

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Hometown Stores Food Drive

11/17/2009 02:20 PM BrandonG

This type of local focus is one of greatest parts of being associated with the Sears Hometown Stores. I will be making a contribution to the cause later this week.

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Great article

11/17/2009 05:46 PM rohjac

Great article about a great program. I hope this year we beat all past records for this.

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Giving Back!

11/17/2009 07:28 PM cfojohts

This is a great article regarding a very worthy cause. Another example of how the Sears Hometown stores are helping their local communities! Help make this year a record and donate the needed items.

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Giving Back

11/17/2009 08:14 PM KDR001

Hi Ben,
Thank you for the note of support. There are many great programs available to give back this holiday season. The food drive is just one way to make Christmas a little merrier for local families.

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Sears Hometown Stores Food Drive

11/18/2009 02:12 PM jphil28

Ben,
Thanks for supporting the Food Drive, it is a great event that helps families in your local community.
We have divided the Hometown Stores Support Center into two teams to have a contest to see who can raise the most donations.
The Powell team will most get the most donations for sure!

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