Help Farm to School Win $10,000: It Won’t Cost You a Dime!
By Daphne Bishop
Quicker than you can say “real butter,” you can help the National Farm to School Network win $10,000 to keep feeding school kids with fresh, local produce.
All you have to do is click a button. That’s right. Click and vote for Jen Yu, one of twelve food bloggers competing for $10,000 in the “Awaken Your Senses” contest sponsored by Quaker Oats/Goodbite.com.
Jen blogs at userealbutter.com. And if her “Cherries Jubilee” entry wins, she will give the $10,000 prize to the National Farm to School Program which educates and feeds children nationwide with local produce. It also helps them learn healthy eating habits, and fosters connections between the kids and the farmers who grow their food.
“Awaken Your Senses” challenged food bloggers to describe their favorite food memories via a video diary posted on YouTube.com/Quaker Talk. David Lawrence, host of GoodBite.com, transformed memories into memorably delicious oatmeal toppings. And the race was on.
Jen’s favorite food memory was climbing out the second floor window of her best friend’s house and picking sour cherries for scrumptious homemade ice cream. Lawrence updated the memory by whipping up the “Cherries Jubilee” oatmeal topping: chewy cherries, crunchy almonds and even a few chocolate sprinkles.
To help Farm to School, just click on Jen’s “Cherries Jubilee” video from the choices listed when you hit the Watch and Vote button for Round #2, then click the thumbs up button that appears at the bottom of the frame. Tell your friends, family, and foodies so they can help, too. Voting on the video runs until Thursday, October 22nd, at 11:59 PM. The goal is to mobilize enough supporters for Jen and Farm to School so that she can be one of three semi-finalists. Voting for the grand-prize winner will take place on November 9th.
Got 5 seconds to raise $10,000? The kids will thank you.