Comix Connection's Holiday Food Drive 2010
-- U.S. Census Bureau
- 39.8 million people across the U.S. live below the poverty line.
- The recession has plunged 2.6 million more Americans into poverty.
- 1 in 5 American children younger than 18 live in poverty.
We here at Comix Connection were recently made aware of a sobering fact: Both the York Rescue Mission and The Pennsylvania Food Bank are sorely in need of donations for this holiday season. Current donations are just not enough to sustain current demand. We need to help. So here's what we are doing, starting today until December 31st:
Comix Connection -York and Comix Connection - Mechanicsburg will be accepting food donations to benefit the York Rescue Mission in York and the Pennsylvania Food Bank in Mechanicsburg.
GRAND PRIZE - $100.00 Shopping Spree!
SECOND PRIZE - $50.00 Shopping Spree!
THIRD PRIZE - $25.00 Shopping Spree!
EXTRA SPECIAL AWESOME COOL BONUS:
FOR EACH ITEM DONATED, YOU MAY SELECT ONE COMIC FROM OUR BACK ISSUE BINS, ABSOLUTELY FREE! That's right, 1 food item = 1 contest entry + 1 free bin comic!
Help us feed hungry Pennsylvanians this holiday season! Let's see how huge a pile of food the comic-reading community can assemble! BRING IT ON, fanboys and fangirls!
Here are some donation suggestions, courtesy of the York Rescue Mission:
- Canned cranberry sauce
- Canned fruits & vegetables
- Boxed stuffing mix
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Canned yams or sweet potatoes
- White rice
- Condensed soup (15.5 oz)
- Instant pudding or Jell-o
- Boxed cereal (15 oz)
- Oatmeal, grits or Cream of Wheat
- Pancake mix & syrup
- Juice & powdered drinks
- Coffee (beans or ground)
- Salad dressings
- Ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise
- Peanut butter & jelly
- Spaghetti sauce & pasta
- Salt, pepper, sugar and sugar substitute packages
(Please no glass containers!)
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT OUTDATED FOOD ITEMS! If you donate outdated food items, we will just throw them away and you will not receive a contest entry or free bin comic for that item. Please folks, we're trying to feed people here, not poison them. Check your food items and make sure they are still in date!
Let's DO THIS, Comix Connection friends! Let's help needy Pennsylvanians this holiday season! Let's see how many tons of food we can generate! Donation barrels at both stores are waiting!