Macy’s Wants to Provide 10 Million Meals

Macy’s Come+Together Campaign has launched and it aims to raise 10 million meals for Feeding America and its network of food banks. In case you didn’t know, Second Harvest Food Bank is proudly within that network. The campaign runs from September 13 to October 21. Below is a short summary of the campaign and how YOU can get involved. For full details visit Macy’s Come Together Web site.

#16 Way to Fight Hunger: Macy’s Come Together Campaign

Dinner’s ready and you’re invited! On September 15th (today), Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will help our local Macy’s stores host a celebration as part of the national kick off event . We will join more than 650 participating Macy’s stores in a simultaneous “first course” meal. Everyone will get their first taste of the Come Together campaign as Macy’s hosts The World’s Largest Dinner Party. There will be a selection of appetizers and in some stores a live dj.

Join a Second Harvest Food Bank representative at any of the following 8 Macy’s locations in Central Florida at 6 p.m. today. We look forward to celebrating the campaign launch with you. Locations: Altamonte Mall, The Florida Mall, Melbourne Square Mall, Orlando Fashion Square, The Mall at Millenia, Oviedo Marketplace, Seminole Towne Center and Volusia Mall. You won’t want to miss it!  Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will directly benefit from the Macy’s Come Together campaign.

If you can’t make the kick-off event, below are the three ways that you can participate.

HOST a Dinner to Raise Money:
Macy’s has dedicated a whole Web site to equipt you with everything you need to host the most memorable dinner party ever. Macy’s Culinary Council, made up of 15 world-renowned chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Tyler Florence, Todd English, Wolfgang Puck, as well as entertaining authority Martha Stewart, will serve as the experts of this campaign, offering up dinner party themes, recipe ideas, product suggestions and even their suggested playlists, to help America host delectable and entertaining dinners. Invite your closest friends and help Macy’s provide 10 million meals nationwide. The website lets you register your dinner party. Its also will help you create invitations that you can send to your friends. After your dinner party is over, you can go straight to the site and donate the money that you collected.

Here is a behind the scenes look at the commercial currently airing with some famous faces:

GIVE a $1 Donation at any Macy’s: Macy’s will match your donation dollar for dollar until the goal of 10 million meals is reached. Thank you Macy’s!

SHOP for a Cause on October 17: On October 17, Macy’s will give back to the Central Florida area through funds raised during their in-store and on-line Shop for a Cause event.  For $5, participants will experience a unique shopping day at their local Macy’s store, including great discounts, special events, and an opportunity to win $500. $5 tickets are available at either your local Macy’s store or at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Funds raised through Shop for a Cause directly benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

One last thing, Macy’s is also giving you the chance to enter its Come Together Sweepstakes. Win one of four pretty cool prizes on the Come Together Web site.   Prizes: 4-night Disney Cruise Line Bahamian Vacation, a 5-night stay at any small luxry Hotels of the World location, a HP TouchSmart PC and my personal favorite: Dinner for 4 at one of our celebrity chef’s restaurants. Good Luck!

Come Together and Help Fight Hunger!

Thank you to Macy’s for inviting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to the table!

Maria Diestro
Online Services and Communications Manager

P.S. I will be posting another blog later this week on more Hunger Action Month events. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out our 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar.

Author: Maria Shanley

Senior Digital Marketing Manager Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

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