Thursday, April 26, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers Giveaway


Avenger's Assemble!




Marvel’s The Avengers” is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, NickFury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association Paramount Studios and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.  The movie stars Robert DowneyJr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, JeremyRenner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd and Samuel L. Jackson.  

Marvel's The Avengers opens in theaters everywhere next Friday, May 4.

Every Marvel's The Avengers fan will love this giveaway.  Here's what the lucky winner will get:

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult  sizes of S, M, L, XL
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses

To enter:
  • Leave a comment below and tell me which one of Marvel's The Avengers is your favorite 
  • Leave me your email address and Twitter handle so that I know how to get in touch with you if you win!
  • “Like” MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS on Facebook
  • Follow MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS on Twitter
A winner will be chosen on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00pm PST.  The winner will be contacted via email and Twitter.  The winner will then have 2 days to send me his/her info, shirt size and choice of character (Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America) for the 3D glasses.  I will then forward your info to the company which will be shipping you the prize pack.  

The contest is open to US and Canadian residents only.  

Good luck!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hunger Hits Home


Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages
Tastemakers and celebrities came out in full force to preview HUNGER HITS HOME, a documentary produced by Food Network. This documentary, or "docu-feel" as Gina Neely called it, is narrated by Oscar-winning actor and longtime anti-hunger activist Jeff Bridges, focuses on the hidden crisis of childhood hunger in America. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength, whose NO KID HUNGRY campaign aims to eliminate child hunger in America by 2015 by giving children and their families access to nutritious food where they live, learn, and play.

Did you know that more than 16 million kids in America, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, live in households that struggle to put food on the table? THAT'S 1 OUT OF 5 KIDS!

That numbers are staggering! Food Network and Share Our Strength have teamed up to raise awareness to this crisis through the NO KID HUNGRY campaign. I was invited to attend the special red carpet event and screening of HUNGER HITS HOME where I chatted with a few celebrities who came out to help raise awareness to the crisis of child hunger in America. This is what they had to say about raising public awareness of this crisis and getting involved.
  • Pat and Gina Neely - hosts of Down Home with the Neelys

  • Melissa D'Arabian - host of $10 Dinners, winnerof Next Food Network Star

  • Aarti Sequeira - host of Aarti's Party, winner Next Food Network Star
  • Marva Soogrim - Expert Nanny Correspondent for The Today Show

  • Kevin Eubanks - from The Tonight Show

You heard them: Change begins with each of us. We all need to get involved with No Kid Hungry campaign:

1. SEE IT. Gather your friends and families to watch HUNGER HITS HOME on April 14 on Food Network at 8pm/7pm C.

2. SHARE IT. Tell your friends about the documentary and invite them to view a trailer at

3. SUPPORT IT. Add your name to the petition and help encourage your elected officials to support the essential child nutrition programs.

Donate. $1 can connect a child in need with up to 10 meals Please make a donation to the NO KIDS HUNGRY campaign.

To make a donation and add your name to the petition, please visit


Please watch this very important documentary on April 14 on Food Network at 8pm/7pm C.

**I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to cover the event and screening of the documentary.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hunger Hits Home

I volunteer at our local food pantries and know first hand that we have a hunger problem in our communities.

Child hunger is an invisible problem. We don't always see the immediate physical effects that starvation has on children. But teachers can tell you how hunger affects kids in the classrooms. We've been told time and time again, that proper nutrition and getting enough to eat definitely impact a child's ability to focus and learn. Even though we can't (or don't want to) see it, child hunger is a very real problem not just in Third World countries, but in our own country - in our communities, neighborhoods, our backyards.

According to the US Department of Agriculture:

  • 48.8 million Americans are food insecure - they don't get enough food to live active and healthy lives
  • 16 million children, or 1 in 5 children across the country face hunger throughout the year.
  • Food insecurity exists in 14.5% of all US households
  • Food insecurity also exists in 35.1% of all single-mom households
  • 40.2% of all households who live at or below the poverty line are food insecure
The Food Network will air a new documentary, "Hunger Hits Home," which takes a first-hand look at the childhood hunger crisis in America through the eyes of the parents, children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians. This film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign to end child hunger in America.

"Hunger Hits Home" airs on the Food Network on Saturday, April 14 at 8/7C.

You can make a difference. Here's how:

  1. See it. Invite your friends and family to watch the documentary with you.
  2. Share it. Tell everyone you know about the documentary and invite them to watch a trailer at
  3. Support it. $1 can provide a child in need with up to 10 meals. Please make a donation to the No Kid Hungry Campaign. Sign the petition to help encourage your elected officials to support the essential child nutrition campaigns.
To make a donation and add your name to the petition, please visit

I want to make a difference. I will definitely be watching this important documentary. I hope you will too.