No Quarter For Hunger

Back in December of 2012, our pastor gave us tubes of holiday M&Ms. Those tubes, she pointed out, are exactly the right size for storing quarters. She suggested we save our quarters in those tubes and donate them to Kids Against Hunger, which our church was going to help out in February.

In early 2013, we collected our donations and joined a bunch of other people in Harrison County. For ninety minutes, we packed food, ending up with 52,074 meals specially formulated for undernourished kids. Here is a report — with pictures.

I kept my tubes and bought some more and kept collecting my quarters. We’ll be participating again this year, and here’s my stash.

How many quarters in that picture? Those are stacks of four.

quartersNo, I wasn’t mean enough to take in the quarters: I ran them through the bank’s counting machine, deposited that amount in my account, and wrote a check. 🙂

I’m really looking forward to the event. It was SO MUCH FUN!

See if there’s an event where you are at the Kids Against Hunger website.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character saves change for a year and does what with it?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. jane

    January 15, 2014 at 9:11am

    Loved Pogo’s tricks. He is one outstandingly cute critter. Oh, chinchilla. He needs an agent, STAT. He needs to be in the next alien-encounter movie. Oh, what cute aliens! Then he takes out his mini-raygun and starts waving it about. “Take me to your cheese bits! NOW!” “And get me that special woman with the treats!” “No, I won’t say what I want her for! (mumbling) Darn humans, what I have to go through to get a nice chin scratch!”

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      Marian Allen

      January 15, 2014 at 10:00am

      LOL! Sara needs to teach Dasha some trickies. Dish-Dash is such a clever girl, she’d probably enjoy it. 🙂

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