Thursday, June 4, 2009

Swap It This Weekend To Feed The Forgotten!

Ok's the weekend! We all know what that means - time for some fun, right? May I ask you to consider doing things a little bit differently this weekend? As you enjoy time with your friends and family please remember that there is an urgent food crisis in Uganda right now and that you can DO something about it this weekend!

This is not meant to be a guilt trip of any kind but an opportunity for us to creatively find ways to give food to these families who are hungry and weak as we begin our weekend full of energy and well-fed. Thanks to Children's Hope Chest we can all take part in bringing meals to people who desperately need them - what a great way to spend a weekend! We get to Feed The Forgotten.

I know...there may be many of you out there like me who have already given financially to this and other projects and are feeling like there might not be much left to give. But since we can provide a meal for only $.14 for someone in Uganda I suggest we swap something we have planned for this weekend in order to feed these precious, hungry people. Are you in? Here are some ideas:

Who has plans to go out for lunch or dinner this weekend? Would you consider swapping your meal to Feed The Forgotten? Get this: The $30 dinner that you swap can provide 214 meals for Ugandans! (When you swap your meal please remember to note "Feed The Forgotten" in the notes section.)

Who is planning on shopping for new summer clothes this weekend? Would you consider swapping one of your items to put food in the bellies of hungry people? Giving up that $25 shirt will provide 179 meals for people in Uganda!

Whose children are anxious to do their first lemonade stand of the year? How about talking to your kids about swapping their profits from the lemonade they sell to Feed The Forgotten? One $.75 lemonade can feed 5 children a meal. What a great way to show your children that they CAN do something too!!

Who is planning on paying a babysitter so you can go out this weekend? How about swapping babysitting services with a friend so that you both can donate the money you saved to Feed The Forgotten? A $40 savings in babysitting can provide 285 meals for Ugandans!!

Who is looking forward to that Saturday morning coffee at the coffee shop? How about swapping your $4.00 coffee drink for 29 meals for hungry people? It doesn't take much!

Who has plans to catch a movie this weekend? How about swapping one movie ticket (about $9.50) for 68 meals?? Hard to believe that sacrificing one movie can give so many people food!

Who is planning a trip to the local ice cream shop? How about swapping your $10 ice cream visit to fill up 71 people with a meal?

We CAN do something and we can do it together this weekend! As you give (being sure to identify "Feed the Forgotten" in the notes section) please pray for these people who are suffering and have such tangible needs. It's humbling that God chooses to use US to be His hands and feet. These people will NOT be forgotten this weekend!!


  1. GREAT challenge!!! I'm going to post on FB tomorrow to see if anyone wants to trade child care on Saturday night!

  2. What a great way to give. I hope you don't mind if I link to your post and share this idea.


  3. Tom just posted it!

    Praying for swapping going on all over the country!!!!


  4. I posted it too! And put it out on twitter. . .let's go people!

  5. what a great idea this is... I posted a link on my blog! :)

  6. Hey everybody! SO happy that you are posting this on your blogs! It's only TOGETHER that we will make a difference in these lives this weekend. Can't wait to see what happens! Now...I'm off to find a babysitter to swap with! :)

  7. What a great challenge!! I know I'll be swapping a few things. Mind if I post this on my blog as well?

  8. Please post it!! Let's get the word out!

  9. We just posted about it as well, great cause....I have friends from church in Uganda right now. Kids Against Hunger is a Cincinnati ministry, hopefully we'll get to meet sometime!

  10. This is great Brandi! It was a joy to meet you in Chapel Hill and I can't wait to see you again. Keep up the great work.
    Jodi Tucker

  11. Hi Amy, One of Brandi's many, many friends here. Love your thoughts, very similar to mine, but you put them way more eloquently than I could have, so I shared your link on my blog. Just to let you know what we came up with for the weekend...My teenage daughter and I skipped the salon and did our own trims at home. I used to cut hair many moons ago, so we're not a complete wreck..ha ha. Thanks again..great post.