Valentine's Day is all about spreading the love. Why not use that warmth to help fight hunger? It's a crisis that we at Nunbelievable are committed to ending. With that in mind, we've got a few easy ways to celebrate the ones you love while also championing charitable causes.
Plant the Seeds of Romance With Fair Trade Flowers
Flowers are one of the most popular gifts for Valentine's Day. If you’re planning to give a bouquet on February 14, consider purchasing fair trade flowers or roses. Fair trade products help to ensure workers are earning a living wage, working in fair work conditions, and are able to afford housing and food. Outlets like Whole Foods and 1-800 Flowers have options that are socially responsible, environmentally friendly, and—of course—a thoughtful way to show how much you care about the object of your affection.
Glamorous Gifts that Give Back
Jewelry is another V-Day staple. Head over to The Hunger Site to shop for unique handmade gifts—including earrings, bracelets, rings, and other eco-friendly and artisanal gift options—while giving back to those in need. Each purchase funds meals for the hungry around the world.
Make Sandwiches to Feed Your Soul
Consider making sandwiches with your partner or children to donate to a local homeless shelter. Many shelters appreciate having a supply of fresh sandwiches on hand to distribute at lunchtime. Contact a shelter in your area to see if they accept this kind of donation.
Most shelters prefer basic sandwiches—meat and/or cheese on bread, without condiments. Place the sandwiches in resealable bags and label each bag with the type of sandwich and the date it was made, then decorate the labels with cheerful messages for the recipients. And, of course, don't forget to deliver them promptly.
If your local shelter does not accept donations of sandwiches, find out what types of food donations they can use. Items commonly accepted by shelters, soup kitchens, and food banks include canned meats and vegetables, jars of dried spices, and dried goods such as pasta and rice.
Make a Positive Impact While Indulging Your Cookie Habit
Give the gift of guilt-free cookies to your loved one (or yourself!) when you purchase Nunbelievable cookies, the divinely delicious treats on a mission! For every box of our heavenly cookies you order, we’ll make a contribution to one of our partners in the fight against hunger. Make an event bigger impact by giving your loved one the gift of a cookie subscription and they’ll receive a new box of cookies every month. And from February 7 through 14, 2020; you can save 14% on any Nunbelievable purchase by using the promo code LOVE14.
There’s definitely nothing sinful about indulging in dessert that gives back! Order your cookies here.