Ending Hunger, One Bowl of Oatmeal at a Time (updated below)
January 12, 2009
Every single morning Miles, my newly turned 4 yr old, eats instant Quaker oatmeal. Every. Single. Morning.
Even if I am making something else for breakfast like waffles or pancakes or omelettes (oh, shut up it does so happen) he insists on having his bowl of oatmeal first. “Just a widdle snack!” he says.
So when I was contacted about blogging about Quaker oatmeal and their campaign to end hunger, I thought how could I say no. Their goal is to give 1 million people a healthy bowl of oatmeal. That is a lot of people. And a lot of oatmeal. Probably as much oatmeal as I buy in a year.
For participating I have been given 2 coupons to give to two commenters for some oatmeal, as well as a case of oatmeal to go to my local food bank. I’ll pick two people at random from the comment section to send the coupons to. They are going to send them to you directly so you don’t have to wait for me to mail them to you. Because that would happen, uh, never.
But the best part? The reason I said yes to doing this, the blogger that gets the most comments on their post will receive $5000 for the hunger charity of their choice. So leave me a comment. I want to win because I am competitive like that.
Join the Facebook group and upload a photo of yourself with the Quaker Oats man, if you want. But, uh, you can’t deface him in anyway. Or do anything nasty with him. Not that you want do anything to the wholesome Quaker man, just sayin’. Download your own Quaker Man here.
He blows so hard that often the oatmeal goes flying across that table/. I can not tell you how much his siblings LOVE that.
What? What??? I’m just tryin’ to enjoy my oatmeal.
Mmmmmmm, no I will never grow tired of eating oatmeal for breakfast. How dare you suggest such a thing!
It’s like heaven in a bowl. Even if my mouth gets stuck together like glue.
Maybe one day I will branch out from the Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal. But not today. And probably not tomorrow either.
Wouldn’t it be great if all children, everywhere, could push back from their breakfast table, full and content?
Updated: Apparently when I agree to do things I should read better. The comments that count toward the $5000 for charity have to link to your facebook photo with the Quaker Man. Gah, I know. I know.