~During the month of February, Fress Express will donate 10 cents for every purchase of a specially marked bag of Fresh Express salad or Chiquita Fruit Bites at participating retailers. (The full list of participating stores can be found at freshpromise.net.) We know that people sometimes have mixed feelings about the "buy _____ and we'll make a donation to ____" style of activism. But grocery shopping is something that just about everyone has to do sometimes anyway, so if you do buy these types of products, it's good to know that you can make a small shopping choice that makes a small difference, because it does add up.
~If you participate in Fresh Funds, which is a free customer rewards program that lets you earn points for buying Fresh Express and Chiquita stuff, you can donate your Fresh Funds points to the AHA's Go Red For Women campaign. Donated points are being doubled for the month of February. If you're not a member, you can sign up at freshfunds.com - they've got other opportunities to donate your points for various causes throughout the year, so if you do buy any of these products it's not a bad idea to sign up.
~Show your support by uploading your picture to the Fresh Promise site and sharing your donation. You can also get 40 bonus Fresh Fund points if you share your story with the Go Red For Women campaign before the end of the month. And of course the Fresh Promise campaign is also on MySpace and Facebook.
Check out freshpromise.net for more information about this campaign and the Go Red For Women movement, plus some tips and recipes for heart-healthy cooking. By making good food choices, sharing our stories, and working together, we can take a bite out of the odds.