I love that our Westfield community believes in helping those less fortunate. (Who donated items for the MLK Service Day Toiletry Kits earlier this week?) As some of us age, mobility becomes a factor. Doing regular chores like grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking can be a little more difficult. Sometimes, money becomes a problem as well. Mobile Meals of Westfield partnered up with Acme's Give Where It Counts this month. Buy a bag. Help a Human.
Mobile Meals of Westfield
For the last 50 years, Mobile Meals of Westfield has been providing meals to approximately 65 people five days a week in the Westfield area. They serve people in Cranford, Fanwood, Clark, Scotch Plains, Mountainside, and Harwood. And they do this without any public funding whatsoever. They depend on private donations and volunteers.
How You Can Help
It's very simple. Shop at Clark Acme on Raritan anytime before the end of business on January 31st. Go to Customer Service. Look for the Mobile Meals sign located above the reusable bag rack. Pick up two or three bags. Pay for them along with your groceries at checkout. For each $3 bag purchased, $1 goes to help Westfield's Mobile Meals program. That's it.
Help those in need in our community. And as a bonus, you help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic bags that end up in local landfills. It's a win-win for everybody.
Acme Give Back Where It Counts Program
In August of last year, Acme started its Give Back Where It Counts program. Whenever a customer purchases a reusable bag, $1 gets donated to the local non-profit of the customer's choice. In the short five and a half months since the program started, more than $24,000 went to over 750 non-profit organizations in the Westfield area. Over 200 of those who received donations were hunger relief organizations. Imagine what good your donation could do for the environment as well as your neighbors. Making our world better one bag at a time.
Originally posted on my Westfield area luxury homes blog here: http://www.luxuryhomesnj.com/westfield-news/mobile-meals-westfield-bag-buy/.