Recipe For Giving Contest Hosted by Glad and The Skinny Pig!

Despite what some people may think, I do have feelings – and not just for food. So when this little subject matter came across my inbox, I couldn't turn it down. It tugged at my heart strings a bit. Mix a good cause with food and I'm there.

The wonderful people over at Glad have chosen The Skinny Pig as one of the hosts for their "Recipe for Giving" contest, which benefits Cookies For Kid's Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer treatment and research. All you have to do is submit an idea or a "recipe" that shows how you and your family give back to your community through food (think Meals on Wheels, Bake Sales, etc.), and the participant with the best idea/story will be crowned winner and will receive a $500 American Express gift card. Who decides the winner?? I do, of course! And no I'm not lying. Doubters. You can click here for the official rules and guidelines.

So how do you submit an entry? Just comment on this post with your idea or story, but keep in mind you can only submit ONE per reader/family, so make it a good one! The comment cannot exceed 100 words in length, must be in English, and must involve some sort of food-sharing occasion. It's all about food here…the way it should be.

See below for rules and restrictions on entering:

How to Enter: During the Contest Period, visit SKINNY PIG NYC and comment on the post to submit your "Recipe for Giving" briefly describing how you and your family volunteer together in connection with food-related activities (the “Submission”) in order to qualify for one (1) Contest entry.

By uploading your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, may disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The Submission must be in text format;
  • The Submission must involve a food-sharing occasion;
  • The Submission must not exceed one hundred (100) words in length;
  • The Submission must be in English; and
  • The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.

Content Restrictions:

  • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
  • The Submission must not feature brand names or trademarks other than Sponsor's marks, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate into his/her Submission for this Contest;
  • The Submission must not contain text not created by entrant;
  • The Submission must not contain text that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Submission must not contain text that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created.

The contest will conclude in 2 weeks on May 19th, so please have all of your submissions in before then to be considered. If you don't feel like entering the contest ($500 and knowing you're doing a good deed isn't enough for you?!) there are other ways you can help Cookies For Kid's Cancer. You can look for specially marked packages of Glad products that donate $1 for each code entered on their site, or you can take the more fun route and host your own bake sale! Mmmm cupcakes… Cookies For Kid's Cancer has hosted numerous bake sales around the country to help raise funds and create awareness for pediatric cancer treatment and research, and now you can too. Just visit their website , sign up, and they'll get you started.

To all the participants, thank you for supporting this wonderful cause, and I wish you luck! 


  1. christina

    as an er nurse in a very culturally diverse healthcare setting, i have come into contact with several underprivileged families who cannot afford food,medical treatment or prescriptions for so many diseases like asthma which can lead to life threatening situations for these children and families. i would like to host a culturally diverse cookout where the entire hospital staff each brings in a sample homecooked “cultural healing meal” to sell and raise money to donate to a charitable organization who can help these families afford the medical care they are entitled to.

  2. Angie,
    Due to the current State of the ecomony many people have lost their jobs and healthcare coverage preventing them from feeding their children and affording their family’s medical coverage. I think it would be a great idea to help the financially struggling familes by starting a program “Support the Struggling hearts”. Having people donate heart healthy foods to keep their struggling hearts in good spirits while at the same time hoping to extend their live by donating home cooked meals from around the world.

  3. I use to volunteer at a soup kitchen monday,Thursdays and fridays for like a year and it was a very rewarding experience.

  4. This is such a great idea!
    I want to help people who cant afford to shop at ritzy health food stores gain access to foods that are better for them.
    The people who are in lower income areas should not be forced to eat foods filled with unhealthy fats, refined sugars and chemical additives because they can’t afford a lb of organic apples or the hormone free chicken is $20.00 a pound!
    All of those unhealthy foods that are priced at .99 cents each or two for a dollar, directly contribute to the majority of the illnesses that have been proven to plague these areas (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity etc.).
    I’d love to see an organization that helps community gardens grow and nurture vegetables, and fruits without the use of harsh pesticides. Maybe a chance to have the extra veggies and fruits grown be sold at a local farmers market to educate on the importance of locally procured foods, and possibly have lecture series about how to eat well on a tight budget.
    Local. Urban .Farmers.
    or LUF (pronounced like love)

  5. Jessica Franco

    Every year I teach my kindergarten class about our Community. As part of the Community Unit, we learn it is our responsibility to take care of those around us. During the holidays we learn a cookie recipe and send our cookies up to the hospital down the block from our school. The cookies are delivered to children who are too sick to go home for the holidays. The cookies are sent with “Get Well” cards. “Cookie Day” is a very special day for my students, and we hope it is a special day for the children that receive our cookies.

  6. Eileen Noel DeRosa

    I work with HIV/AIDS patients who are also have drug addictions. I place them in apartment buildings while they are trying to get clean and get their lives back on track. I would like to host a dinner where staff would cook for all the patients who successfully graduate from drug treatment programs to help them create connections with others in the program. Having a party like this can help these patients make long lasting friendships and hopefully through food and human connection keep clean them sober.

  7. My husband and I have very different talents. He loves to teach and mentor kids and young adults, and he does so through leading a small group, and helping out in Children’s Church. I feel I am more gifted in the kitchen, so I get to work with the Meal Ministry to make meals for new mommies recovering from delivery, or individuals recovering from surgery or treatments. It’s great to be able to bless other families in this way!

  8. We go into Camden, NJ – a city with one of the hightest crime rates in the US and we set up a truck full of clothing/blankets and table of food, and people walk up from the streets for food and clothing. Some of them are still high from their recent dose of the drug of their choice. It’s sad, but it’s nice to know we are helping in some way!

  9. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

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