You may not know but 3 things I love are: the show The Biggest Loser (how awesome was the finale the other week and seeing how much weight all the contestants lost), Kroger (LOVE Kroger brand Banana Popsicles), and General Mills products (Cheerios (Hunny Nut or original) are my all time favorite cereals).
What do all these things have in common you might ask, well all through this past season of the Biggest Loser they have encouraged viewers at home to get up and get motivated and sign up for the Biggest Loser Pound for Pound Challenge. For however many pounds that we at home pledge to lose the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14¢ to Feeding America® - enough to deliver one pound of groceries to a local food bank. Each year the Feeding America network provides assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
So far 6,053,677 pounds have been pledged!! WOWIE that is $847,514.78 worth of food that has been donated to food banks all across the country!
And even though the Biggest Loser is over for this season The Biggest Loser, Kroger Co. Family of Stores, and General Mills have challenged America to try and pledge and loose even more pounds by the end of June.
To get everyone off on the right start and help purchase some healthy groceries Kroger is giving one lucky Kitchen Concoctions reader a $30 Kroger gift card. This gift card is good at all Kroger brand stores which include: Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph´s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillon's, Smith´s, Fry´s, QFC, Baker´s, Owen´s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott´s Food & Pharmacy.
I know this pound for pound challenge is perfect for me since I have slacked in the whole working out and eating healthy department the last few weeks and since swim suit season is here and in full swing this challenge is great to get me back on track (and try and loose those extra few pounds and get in shape and be healthy)!
Registration takes only seconds and the Pound For Pound Challenge website provides free tools and information (including recipes) to help reach your goal. A lot of people need assistance out there and signing up and pledging for this challenge is a super easy way that ANYONE can participate to help end hunger in America!
You have FOUR ways to enter the $30 Kroger Co. Family of Stores gift card giveaway:
1. Head over to the official Pound for Pound Challenge website. Check it out. Whether or not you pledge please go check it out and come back here and leave a comment letting me know (but it would be great if you did pledge).
2. Become a follower of this blog and come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know. And if you are already a follower just leave a comment letting me know that too.
3. Tell someone about this giveaway, whether it be on a blog, Facebook or Twitter. Then come back here and leave a new comment letting me know.
4. And for this give-away there is a 4th way you can enter. Not only can you receive an extra entry for blogging, Tweeting, or Facebooking about this giveaway, you can get a 4th entry if you specifically blog, Tweet, or Facebook about the Biggest Loser Pound for Pound Challenge. After you do just come back here and leave a comment letting me know.
This give-away closes Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced sometime shortly after the give-away ends.
Please note that the Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information, and giveaway were all provided by the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.
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