Cans for Comments Food Drive

posted on: December 8, 2008


Video above created by the wildly talented Jerk With a Camera!! (Thank you for letting me borrow your awesomeness!!)

All week long, for any comments left on this blog (or any of the blogs participating in this project) we will donate one can (or non-perishable item) for every comment we receive!! As bloggers and artists, we put ourself and our work out there every day and sometimes those days seem very lonely when we don't get many comments- so warm up our hearts with a little comment to let us know you're out there and we'll pay it forward by warming up the homes of people who need food and shelter this holiday season!! A little bit of love goes a long way!! If you aren't sure what to write for your comment, here's a question to get you started...

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE CANNED OR BOXED FOOD?


(Click on "comments" below to respond!)

Feel free to add comments on my other posts as well- I'm up for the challenge! All responses on this blog from now until Friday, Dec 12 (midnight) will turn into donations for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, which serves my local community. If you're a blogger, don't be afraid to jump on the bandwagon and start this promotion on your blog! There's never too much love in the world!! Special thanks to Chris+Lynn who shared this project with me!

Update: 12/9/08 I wrote my local food bank and asked them what they needed most in their donations...
"The items we need the most include:
Peanut butter/ jelly, pasta, rice, spaghetti/pasta sauce, tuna and canned chicken, canned vegetables and soup (preferably low sodium), canned fruit (preferably lite or low sugar), oatmeal, applesauce, bottled or canned juice, juice boxes, baking items, paper products, baby food, diapers/wipes and personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste)"

So, I'll definitely be providing more than just canned goods to my food bank. I'm also going to try to document the process for you so that you can see how it works from start to finish!

75 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. Ok, I'll be the 1st one!
    Thx you for sharing part of your life with all of us. daily. You are an inspiration for many...
    Best wishes,
    Rosie :)

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  2. I usually lurk but for such a wonderful cause I'm happy to comment!
    I love your voice and your eye. Thank you for sharing yourself with us!

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  3. great cause anne. kudos to you for participating.

    happy holidays!

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  4. Such a great idea and a great cause. You rock!

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  5. Kim Kelley7:29 AM

    Anne rocks! Seriously, you have such an amazing love for this world and everyone in it.

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  6. This is a GREAT idea! Thanks so much for doing this!

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  7. Great idea! I am doing a food drive this year too. The need is greater than ever right now, and donations are at all time lows.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your work and ideas! Happy Holidays!

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  9. sweeeeet!!! you're awesome!

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  10. What a great idea!

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  11. Jo-Anne Kyle10:25 AM

    Thanks, Anne, for giving us the chance to help by adding a comment. I have been trying to comment on each participating blog and am so happy to see how long the list has grown!

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  12. another comment ;)

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  13. Great idea! I'm going to play, too, and make a donation to my local food bank.

    Oh, and my favourite canned food is chick peas!! ooh, and canned peas, the little tiny ones.

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  14. MMMM... mac and cheese. =)

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  15. Came by way of Ohana Photographers. What an incredible cause you all are doing!

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  16. what a great idea!

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  17. thank you!

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  18. Tracy (Serendipity Images)12:11 PM

    What a great idea! Here's another can for you! =)

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  19. Shannon12:21 PM

    Such a marvelous thing to do!

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  20. enchilada sauce, black beans, tuna, mac and cheese, whole wheat pasta, whole peeled tomatoes, artichoke hearts, green beans, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, saltines, mushrooms........awesome, Anne!

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  21. I love Annie's whole wheat mac and cheese! Tasty and nutritious! Thanks so much for this heartwarming and inspirational idea. Love it!

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  22. wooo! you are a super genius :)

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  23. I like Annie's mac and cheese too! :)

    Thanks for joining and spreading the word!!

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  24. what a fantastic idea! i am going to add this to my blog as well.

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  25. Vegetarian refried beans... or mac n cheese =) Can I steal this idea too?!

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  26. Trader Joe's corn is pretty amazing. Off to blog this now that you've done it and Justin and Mary did it...what an awesome cause!

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  27. This is a can of corn baby!

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  28. Nicole Hensley3:59 PM

    Mmmm, mac & cheese!

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  29. Yay for cans for comments! Thanks for joining in Anne! My fav canned goods has got to be zoodles - noodles in the shape of animals with tomato sauce - we love it when camping even though it definitely can not be good for us!
    Lynn
    P.S. I think you're gonna need a BIG shopping cart :)

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  30. I have always been a baked beans guy. Thanks for the helpful tips on taking a ring photo. My bride to be was having that problem last week.

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  31. please add a can from me :) Thanks Anne.

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  32. Awesome Idea! Thank you for participating, good karma will be coming your way! Bless you!

    Your blog is amazing, your pictures are awesome- I check your blog once a week just to see what beautiful pictures you will create, keep up the excellent work!

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  33. Fave canned food? Mushrooms or Green Beans. Depends on what I am making with it.

    Keep up your good work.

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  34. C.J. Scott6:24 PM

    Donate a box of Annie's for me as well, Anne :)

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  35. Awesome idea.:) Don't feel lonely--I read your blog every day (though my favorites!!!--cause I am a rebel who doesn't like me a good RSS feed!!!) :).

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  36. Kat Morse11:08 PM

    Canned Food - Does Nutella or Marshmallow Fluff Count?

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  37. You are soooo awesome, Ms. Ruthmann!!

    My favorite canned food are peaches or maybe pears, no definitley peaches. but then, what would i do without canned soups?? hmmmmmm...

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  38. Lori Miles12:24 AM

    way to go, Anne! tuna sounds good to me. ;)

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  39. I love Kraft boxed mac & cheese. I'm weird like that! I'm also a huge soup fan and will eat it from a can, too!

    Great idea!

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  40. Kay Beaton2:43 AM

    My favorite is ramen noodles, but I'm not sure that's really "non-perishable" and if I was broke I would be tired of ramen by now, just like my college days.

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  41. Sarah Brittain10:45 AM

    This is awesome, Anne!

    As for favorite non-perishables, I pretty much always have about 5 boxes of various whole wheat pastas in my pantry at all times!

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  42. I love this idea and have started it on my blog as well! :) My favorite canned/boxed food is tomato soup!

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  43. We posted too! give them something healthy

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  44. Spagettios. Did I spell that wrong?

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  45. Such an amazing idea! I truly love how the tiniest things in this world can make such a huge difference in the lives of others! You are truly an inspiration to all of us! ... and I might just even borrow your idea - with credit of course ;)

    Can me!

    p.s. your photography is awesome!

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  46. Vanita10:13 PM

    I love canned pineapples! So wrong but I can't help it :)

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  47. I am totally stealing this idea. :)

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  48. Yay for cans for comments! We're on board too!
    www.everylittlemomentphotography.com

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  49. Wow-zah! That's alot of lovely cans!

    P.S. The video of that forum bride nearly made me pee my pants:)

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  50. Amazing that you are doing this. God bless you this Christmas

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  51. I LOVE Annie's Macaroni and Cheese!

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  52. I want to put that video on my blog... how?
    BTW, I just discovered you blog and LOVE it. :)

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  53. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Deborah

    Term Life Insurance

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  54. Toss in a can (or some peanut butter) for me! Thanks!

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  55. What a wonderful idea, your local food bank is going to love you!

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  56. love love love this idea! it says alot about your character to do such a promotion. i'm bummed that i discovered you/your site right as you were moving away from the terre haute area. i would love to get some proper family photos done (no self-timer involved) so... if you ever travel back to visit, let us know!

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  57. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Great idea!

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  58. this is way cool. i'll do it on my blog too. my favorite canned food? hmmm- my son and i are trying to see if we can eat our weight in peanut butter. MMMM!

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  59. This is awesome! Mind if I steal the idea for my own blog? My favorite has to be Kraft Macaroni & Cheese...the good ol' blue box.

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  60. Anonymous2:24 PM

    I Love This! Thanks for being such an inspiration! I think my favorite canned good item is peanut butter and a jar of honey! YUMMY! =)
    Mary Beth

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  61. Awesome way to pay it forward, Anne ! My favorite canned item is either Alphagettis or beans :)

    Merry Christmas !

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  62. Anne, great idea. I read about your initiative on Lienne's Smart Planner blog. I am also adopting/taking the idea to my blog!

    Happy Holidays!

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  63. Add one more! It's great you're doing the, Anne!

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  64. I wish there was a can with MY name in it!! :)

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  65. Good for you. Add one more!

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  66. Awesomeness, Anne. Wished I had signed on early for this amazing giving project. Good luck!

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  67. Just heard about this...how wonderful!

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  68. Definitely Peanut Butter (JIFFY)

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  69. This is fantastic! I'm verclept...

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  70. We are doing the same. Come comment on us.

    www.coutureeventsbylottie.wordpress.com

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