Spaghetti Dinner & Fundraising Event to Benefit Food for Thought in Cumming GA

Spaghetti Dinner & Fundraising Event to Benefit Food for Thought in Cumming GA Join Mia’s Pizza & Eats for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefiting Cumming’s Food for Thought Project.  Cumming Local is a huge fan of the Food for Thought Project – an amazing organization in Cumming GA and Mia’s is a big supporter of their efforts.  This is sure to be a great night for a great cause! If you don’t know much about the Food for Thought Project, check out our thoughts here. Event Details: April 29, 2013 from 4pm to 9pm. Tickets are $15 (+tax) for adults. Children under 10 are $10 (+tax). Spaghetti dinner tickets do not include sales tax or gratuity. Tickets are for dine-in or take-out only.  (No refunds) Click here for more information & to purchase your tickets. For your ticket price, you’ll receive a small house salad, a large bowl of spaghetti with marinara sauce (meatball/sausage optional), crusty garlic bread, and your choice of sweet tea or unsweetened tea or soda. Alcoholic beverages are regular price. Children’s dinners include a bowl of spaghetti (meatball optional), crusty bread, and a drink. Gratuity is not included in the ticket price. Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets are available for purchase at $1 each.  Click here to see a list of all the great prizes and sponsors. About Food For Thought: 25% of your purchase price will go directly to the Food for Thought Project, a family-run nonprofit devoted to ending hunger in the North Georgia area. Since they began their nonprofit they have collected and distributed over 55,000 pounds of food. That’s roughly 25 tons!...
Food for Thought Project:  Volunteer to be a Driver

Food for Thought Project: Volunteer to be a Driver

I’ve been talking about the “Food for Thought Project“, for a while now. It’s one of my favorite ways to help those in need right here in Forsyth County! If you haven’t heard about it yet, simply put, the Food for Thought Project, is a community based, ongoing door to door food drive. They currently serve Cumming & Forsyth County. It was launched in April 2011, by two local families in Cumming, GA. Have you Signed Up? I highly encourage all Cumming Local readers to sign up to participate (just involves filling out an online form with contact information). A bright orange reusable bag will be delivered to your doorstep. Fill the bag up with non-perishable items & on the second Saturday of every month, a volunteer will pick the bag up (from your doorstep), and leave another bag in its place! The filled bag will then be sorted & all food collected will be taken to local food pantries. The empty bag is yours to fill up again & get ready for the next pick up date! Click here to learn more about “tips to filling up your bag” and more about “how it works”. Can You do More? The Food for Thought Project has picked up 21,758 lbs of food to date and has 467 families participating! Even restaurants are getting involved! Mia’s Pizza & Eats has sponsored several events and now offers a Perpetual Fundraiser to Benefit FFTP. But today, I’m challenging you with the question … “can you do more”? Every pick-up day, Food for Thought relies on volunteers to become “pick-up drivers”. These drivers...
Food for Thought Project:  Making it Easy to Get Involved

Food for Thought Project: Making it Easy to Get Involved

Want to make a big impact this year? In a practical way? And right here in Forsyth County? If you haven’t signed up to participate in the “Food for Thought Project“, then it’s as simple as that! I was so excited when I first shared this opportunity with you last year. It is something that our family supports and I thought it was so simple to get involved that everyone else should know about it too! So many of you joined in the project! And you shared with your friends & neighbors too! It’s been incredibly exciting to watch how Food for Thought has grown and I know that it will be making a huge impact in our county in 2012! The Food for Thought Project, launched in April 2011, by two local families in Cumming, GA. Two families that I’m happy to know! They have big hearts and big dreams! They saw a need in our community and are now working to fill that need! Simply put, the Food for Thought Project is a community based, ongoing door to door food drive. They currently serve Cumming & Forsyth County. How Does it Work? After signing up to participate (just involves filling out an online form with contact information), you’ll be given a bright orange reusable bag. The bag is delivered to your doorstep. Fill the bag up & on the second Saturday of every month, a volunteer will pick the bag up (from your doorstep), and leave another bag in its place! The filled bag will then be sorted & all food collected will be taken to local...
Mia’s Pizza and Eats Presents a Perpetual Fundraiser

Mia’s Pizza and Eats Presents a Perpetual Fundraiser

For Immediate Release – January 5, 2012 Mia’s Pizza and Eats Presents a Perpetual Fundraiser and Food Drive to Support the Efforts of the Food for Thought Project in Cumming, Georgia. Mia’s Pizza and Eats of Cumming, Georgia is sponsoring a fundraiser and food drive to help support the continuous efforts of Food for Thought Project, a Cumming charity devoted to ending hunger in Forsyth County. Each time a customer brings in a non-perishable food donation, Mia’s Pizza will donate 10% of that sale to Food for Thought.  The fundraiser applies to dine-in or take-out orders only, and does not apply to orders using promotional offers, coupons, or certificates.  The fundraiser is an ongoing effort and does not have an end date. Food for Though Project began in April 2011 through the efforts of Shari Nunez and Kim Boudet.  Food for Thought makes it easy for the community to support their efforts to feed hungry and needy families:  all folks have to do is sign up at www.fftpinc.org, and Food for Thought will deliver an orange bag to be filled with canned goods between pick-up dates.  Food for Thought then comes on scheduled Saturdays, picks up the full orange bags, and drops off a new orange bag to fill.  The program makes it easy for even the busiest of folks to donate and contribute. The project has grown to such a size, that they are collecting in excess of four tons of food on each collection dates.  Nunez states: “Currently all of the Food for Thought expenses come directly from our household budgets.  As we grow that (has) become...

Food Drive

To Benefit the Food for Thought Project Whether you’ve been following Cumming Local for just a few days or a few months, there’s a few things you’ve probably noticed by now.  We love to support local businesses.  We love to support local families in need.  And we love to support local efforts for making our community better. That’s why I’m excited to share this upcoming event with you.  Cumming Local is excited to partner with local bloggers, Atlanta With Kid, Atlanta Deal Sites, and Rich Single Momma to bring you a Food Drive Event.  This year’s event and Drive will benefit the Food for Thought Project – an organization that I’ve been excited to share with you since its launch. And I’d love for you to join in as well. Will you help us fill up the food pantries in Forsyth county?   In this economy, more families and individuals are relying on help from local food pantries.  This drive will help re-fill & re-stock pantries that our neighbors in Forsyth County will depend on this Holiday Season. We think giving should be fun and a family event!  So we’re bringing you a fun, family event in the process. Food Drive Information: Date: November 8th – 4:30pm to 7:30pm (Drop In) Place: Mia’s Pizza & Eats – 911 Marketplace Blvd, Cumming GA 30041 Why: To benefit the Food for Thought Project & assist filling food pantries in Forsyth County. Highlights of the Event: 10% off dinner at Mia’s Pizza & Eats Raffle Giveaways with Canned Food Donations (see note below) Activities & Crafts for Kids Special Coupon Codes for Local...