Making A Difference : Cocoa Daisy Internet Food Drive

Cocoa Daisy has put together something very, very cool for this holiday season. Here's the basic information from their website:

We’ve all heard the gloomy economic news this fall, the dizzying drop
in the markets, the increasing numbers of unemployed, falling home
values and hard hit retailers. We have all been affected in some way by
this crisis, but those hardest hit are those least able to afford it.
The demand for food assistant during these rough times has increased at
a staggering rate and food banks are being stretched to the breaking
point by the volume of need they are encountering.

Scrapbookers are women known for their generosity and for rallying
behind a cause. I want to help the international scrapbook community
join together during the holiday season to do what we can to help
alleviate hunger both here in the US and around the world. In light of
this goal, Cocoa Daisy is sponsoring an internet food drive. We are
asking scrapbookers to do their part to help their local food banks by
bringing in whatever they can spare. And we in turn, to help drive this
charitable giving, will hold a FABULOUS drawing full of amazing

If you’d like to get involved, here’s what you need to do.

  • Gather up your donation and go to wherever you are donating it – a drop box at a school, a food bank, your church, etc.

  • Then, take a photo of you and your donation.

  • Upload it to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery and include a caption with your email and the number of items you donated.

  • For every 5 items you donate, your name will be entered into the drawing.

  • If you would rather not or are unable to physically bring food to a
    shelter you can make donations through our store, in $5 increments, and
    those donations will be distributed to food banks around the country.
    For every $5 donated, your name will be entered into the drawing once.

  • On December 20th we will close the food drive and draw winners for all the super prizes from our very generous sponsors.

The Making a Difference Food Drive will run from Nov 20th-Dec 20th and my hope is that we’ll be able to donate several thousands of pounds of food for needy individuals this holiday season.

Here is a list of items most wanted by food banks:

canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon)

canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese)

peanut butter

canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)

pasta, rice, cereal

canned fruits

100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed).

We hope you will join us in the fun and help make a difference in our world today!

If you have any questions or comments about our food drive or the drawing, please feel free to email us at

To see the great list of prizes go here.


Super busy here yesterday. My Mom was here helping me move my office from our spare bedroom into the den to make room for the baby. She and Chris did all the heavy lifting and I directed traffic. It is amazing how much time it takes to get all the computer, scanner, printers, hard-drives, etc set back up (not to mention all the other supplies I have tucked into so many corners of my spare bedroom space). Definitely not done moving stuff by any means, but a great start. I am loving the new room and hope to have some photos soon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have tickets to see Twilight this morning and am hoping that it is not too packed.

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  1. Buffy fan says…

    I teach high school, and the girls were atwitter about the movie. Hope it's not too busy!

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  2. Jeannette says…

    What a great cause! I always think money is the easiest way to go. They can get exactly what they need and not end up with loads of the same thing. Good on you Ali for advertising and I can't wait to see both rooms.

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  3. Susan W says…

    No pictures but last week I donated my turkey points to a local food bank. We have our worries but still have so much and much to be thankful for. And I have a bag of food for a food bank or drive ... whichever I see first.

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  4. bloomingayls says…

    So excited to see how you managed this. I can't think of a scrapper I know who isn't looking for ways to deal with stuff. Three cheers for your Mom and Chris for diggin in with you.

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  5. sher says…

    The Boy Scouts are doing their annual food drive in most areas. They leave a bag on your door on one Saturday and pick it up the next. All you need to do is fill it up and sit it back out for them. How easy is that?

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  6. Julie Reincke says…

    We just got back from Twilight, the first show this morning and even my husband, who hasn't read the books loved it. It was really good and my daughters and I loved it. My husband said it was suspenseful.
    Have fun!

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  7. Katy says…

    hope you enjoyed Twilight. It experience. haha. thankfully we went late saturday night and my girlfriends and i managed to avoid the little girls. (we laughed when we probably shouldn't have).
    Glad you're enjoying getting into the new space. i can sympathize as we just moved into a new apartment and i'm hoping to move boxes around to get into my space. haha. Enjoy!

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