Helping fight hunger one comment at a time.

Today Minnesota Viking Bernard Berrian issued a challenge to Mn. A challenge to fight hunger.


Between November 24 and Christmas this year, Bernard will match all gifts up to $5,000 to put meals on the tables of children and their families.

I believe this is being organized along with Second Harvest Heartland. From the Second Harvest website:

“For each $1 donated, Second Harvest Heartland will distribute more than $9 worth of grocery products to those in need in our communities. 96% of each dollar of revenue goes directly to our programs.”

That sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Just yesterday the wife and I were discussing donating food or money to a charity for the holidays.

So here’s the scoop, for each comment that this post gets I’ll be donating $1 to Berrian’s challenge. Since Mr.Berrian will match each dollar I give, Second Harvest will turn those two dollars into 18 dollars worth of food.

Think about it, 18$ worth of food per comment.

What do you say?


45 Comments so far

  1. itscaitlin on November 24th, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

    From C.S Lewis…

    "I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare."

  2. David (jacc) on November 24th, 2008 @ 10:00 pm

    itscaitlin – Beautiful! And now we’ve cost me and Berrian each two bucks and generated $36 worth of food!

  3. steiny on November 24th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    Glad I could help. This is a great way to support the local economy AND give people something to be thankful for.

  4. dulcey on November 24th, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    Count me in!

  5. rsvlfan on November 24th, 2008 @ 10:56 pm

    Happy to help. Now I will also go make my own contribution to be matched.

  6. mmessall on November 25th, 2008 @ 12:49 am

    I made a login just so I could comment on this post. I’m moving to Minni in the spring and reading Metblogs to get an idea what I’m in for.

  7. Julie (julie) on November 25th, 2008 @ 4:23 am

    Comment to raise money? Sure, why not?!

  8. heatherk on November 25th, 2008 @ 6:23 am

    Kind of a fun idea for contributing. Go David go!

  9. greg on November 25th, 2008 @ 7:37 am

    Gobble gobble.

  10. rmarty on November 25th, 2008 @ 8:14 am

    And that’s what it finally took to get me to register for the site…

  11. libraryben on November 25th, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    Please donate so your donation will be matched. Giving is the true measure of oneself.

  12. kcmpls on November 25th, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    Second Harvest is a great organization. And you make it easy for me to feel like I’m giving them something. Sweet.

  13. Matt (malbiniak) on November 25th, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    “A hungry man is not a free man.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

  14. doxiemoxie on November 25th, 2008 @ 10:54 am

    Add another buck!

  15. David (jacc) on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:05 am

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." Dwight D Eisenhower

    This is on it’s way to getting expensive, I love it. Add another buck.

  16. amylibrarian on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:08 am

    This is great!

    It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. -Robert F. Kennedy

  17. Art (artallen) on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:17 am

    Yes. Sure.

  18. kittykatstrong on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    What a great idea.

  19. manda429 on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    Thanks for doing this!

  20. Roundup | (pingback) on November 25th, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    […] is leveraging matching gifts to raise funds for Second Harvest Heartland. He’ll give $1 for every comment on this post (including his own), yadda yadda yadda, $18 worth of food for every $1 he pitches […]

  21. razorchick on November 25th, 2008 @ 12:22 pm

    This is absolutely fabulous! I’m forwarding this along to my friends, and hope everyone has a blessed holiday season.

  22. moe (emoeby) on November 25th, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

    Very cool.

  23. rosswallen on November 25th, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    Nice. Keep up the good work.

  24. billroehl on November 25th, 2008 @ 2:40 pm


  25. markman on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:03 pm

    One letter one dollar

  26. jamuraa on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    One of the first charities that I ever gave to was Second Harvest, I’m glad to give a comment for a good cause.

  27. emgiel on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    Easy enough!

  28. kaeti on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:12 pm


  29. Robert Moffitt (justpbob) on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

    Okay, I’m in! Darn WordPress gives me no respect — I’m an author here, and it still won’t take my login. Fortunately, I’ve got the keys to the back door.

    Good post, coolcat!

  30. David (jacc) on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    Thanks all! It’s a great charity we’re benefitting.

    Bob – I know you’re extra happy to cost me a dollar for a good cause, doh, two dollars now . . .

  31. joeolson14 on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    Listen to Bernard Barien, although his football team is just over .500 he still know’s what he’s talking about!

  32. beelisty on November 25th, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

    Thank you for doing this.

  33. lesleyg on November 25th, 2008 @ 8:00 pm

    And look who made a login in the name of spending your money. :)

    Good work, bro.

  34. patricci on November 25th, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    Great Charity. Keep up the good work!

  35. maggiet on November 25th, 2008 @ 9:18 pm

    Great idea! Here’s another buck!

  36. jilltrav on November 26th, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    Wonderful idea- thank you!

  37. David (jacc) on November 26th, 2008 @ 9:49 am

    37 comments? Awesome! Let’s get day two fired up.

    How about from here on out we go with two bucks for comments that consist of a happy holiday memory?

  38. jmreedy on November 26th, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

    "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." – Mahatma Gandhi

  39. jmreedy on November 26th, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

    My most memorable holiday memory happens every year when my extended family comes over to celebrate Christmas by means of a huge Scrabble tournament, good times to be had by all!

  40. smartchic on November 26th, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

    What a great idea!:) Each year my mom buys a new "game" for the family- usually some cheesy from TV game (deal or no deal, who wants to be a millionare.. stuff like that) and even though they aren’t that much fun (I’d rather play clue), it’s nice to be together as a family and of course, makes our mom happy! :)

  41. David (jacc) on November 26th, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

    @jmreedy – A family Scrabble tournament sounds vicious!

    @smartchic – My mom once got me Trump the Game. *shakes head*

  42. piaa on November 26th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

    Thank you :)

  43. tipper on December 2nd, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    My happy holiday memory: When my sister and I were young, our family would go to my mom’s family’s Christmas Eve gathering. We’d get home very late – usually 2 a.m. or thereabouts – but we would still all stay up and open our gifts. In the morning, we’d have stockings full of an enormous orange and apple, some candy, and a few other toys, and we’d spend the whole day playing.

    This is a very wonderful idea.

  44. Erica M (ericam) on December 3rd, 2008 @ 3:56 pm

    Do trackbacks count, too?

  45. David (jacc) on December 3rd, 2008 @ 4:00 pm

    Erica, You’re just trying to get me to answer so I’ll donate more. So sneaky.

    Do trackbacks count, too?

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