This post brought to you by Marie Callender’s. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Baby to Boomer Lifestyle.
The holidays are a time when families come together to enjoy the comforts of home. But not everyone has the opportunity to do so. Active duty military members can find themselves thousands of miles away, in a strange country, with none of the familiar markings of home. While all of my family members currently serving in the military are stationed stateside, I know there are thousands of families that have the burden of having their family member stationed overseas in combat areas. It’s unimaginable the worry they must go through until their loved one returns. I also know from sending military care packages that they do without a lot of basic necessities while stationed there. They also deal with a lot of downtime which can lead to loneliness.
Marie Callender’s Comforts From Home Program
Thankfully companies like Marie Callender’s want to help support our military personnel. In fact, they’ve created the Comforts From Home Project and they want us to help. For every specially marked box of Marie Callender’s Home Comforts frozen foods we enjoy here in the States with our families, they’ll donate to the US service men and women overseas. That means that my family gets to enjoy an entrée or desert made with Marie Callender’s signature touches and high-quality ingredients, and I get the pleasure of knowing that by entering the special code on the back of the box, I’ll trigger a donation that will help those in harm’s way. You can help too! Look for the specially marked packages on Marie Callender’s Turkey Pot Pie, Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Cheesy Chicken and Rice, Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Satin Mini Pie, Coconut Cream Mini Pie, Country Fried Chicken & Gravy, Creamy Chicken & Shrimp in a Parmesan Alfredo Sauce, Fettuccini with Chicken & Broccoli, Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Turkey Breast & Stuffing, Scalloped Potatoes in A Creamy Cheese Sauce with Ham, Three Meat and Four Cheese Lasagna, Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Salisbury Steak, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Slow Roasted Beef, and Small Apple Pie in the freezer section of your favorite grocery store. Bring home your favorite, (I suggest the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese – it’s delicious and vegetarian! I baked it in the oven then added a little parsley and some chopped and seeded tomatoes – yum!) and then visit www.ComfortsfromHome.com to enter your code.
[w8_highlight color=”blue”]Marie Callender’s will make a donation of 50 cents to USO2GO for every 8-digit code found on specially marked products and claimed on their site with a guaranteed minimum donation of a $100,000 and a maximum donation of $250,000. (Please note, you’re limited to entering 5 codes per person/computer each day. Valid in U.S. Only.)[/w8_highlight]
What isUSO2GO going to do with the donations? They’ll deliver books, games, sports gear, and electronics to troops stationed in remote locations. That’s a mission I’m happy to help them complete. So this week while you’re shopping for your turkey and dressing, stop by the frozen food aisle and look for the Marie Callender’s boxes with the red, white & blue bunting. Fill your freezer and not only will you have dinner on hand and ready to enjoy with your family, you’ll be helping to send the comforts of home to a service person. Just remember to add your code to trigger the donation.
Have just a minute to show you care? Visit the Marie Calender’s Comforts From Home Thunderclap page where you can join with others who support the troops to share a message to your friends and family via your social media channels to encourage them to support the troops as well. It’s just one more very easy way to let our service personnel know you care.
From my family to yours, we’re wishing you all the comforts of home. Will you help support the troops by purchasing a meal?
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