Have you chipped in?

I know what you're thinking: What in the blazes does oatmeal have to do with this week's Photo Hunters theme, chipped? We don't eat oatmeal with chocolate chips. Jammy's in the background, but I'm not even showing a photo of the tooth he chipped when he was 2.

I know I'm stretching things a bit, but I wanted to highlight a great cause sponsored by Quaker Oats and Share Our Strength to combat childhood hunger in America. It's so easy for anyone and everyone to CHIP in (there, see, I did get the theme in):

1) Go to the Quaker Oats Facebook page.
2) Enter the UPC (barcode) from your favorite Quaker hot cereal.
3) For each barcode you enter, Quaker will donate a bowl of oatmeal to the hungry.

Actually, you don't even need to buy Quaker oats to chip in. Or like oatmeal. Or even know what oatmeal is. No, you don't need to make up a bogus UPC and see if they accept it. You can enter 030000013809 as a valid UPC (that's 5 zeros between the 3 and the 1, in case you don't want to count). How easy is that?



While you're there, you also get to see all the wacky Quaker Man photos people have posted. Make sure you look for the ones I posted of 3Po and Jammy because they're the best ones, of course.


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Barbara H. said...

Thanks for the info!

RJ Flamingo said...

Great idea for the theme! I will surely do this. Thanks!

Have a great weekend, and do stop by if you get the chance!

julie said...

This is a clever one, BM :)

My children love oatmeal :)

Liz said...

That is a great take on the theme and fits perfectly! WEll done.

jams o donnell said...

What an excellent idea. I'll go and do this too. Happy weekend

stan said...

i love refreshing takes on the theme! Good job!

Leslie said...

Good for you for publicising that!

Hope your weekend is going well. ;)

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napaboaniya said...

A great idea for the theme chipped.
I hope lots of others will chip in, in this worthy cause :)

gengen said...

Thanks for the comment in my entry and you have a good heart too for doing this and telling the info...Happy weekend.

CRIZ LAI said...

It's real compassionate of you to get everyone to chip in to support the hungry children in America. Well done. I love this a lot. :)

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Carver said...

Great idea for the theme and a good cause too. Happy weekend.

Marites said...

that's a good cause and i hope there are more to people to chip in to help with the cause.

PowersTwinB said...

I think your photo hunt was ingenious! GREAT idea! I am going to the site now...very good! My hunt is up, please come and visit when you can

Bengbeng said...

It is a good thing you are doing. I will go visit the site

Flo said...

That is a very good cause and I will head over and enter some codes (I have a lot of Quaker oatmeal stuff around my house right now). Very sneaky how you got the chip theme in :)

Mine is up over at Flo's Place

Aileni said...

Good luck with your project.

Alice Audrey said...

I was wondering how you were going to pull that off.

Anneke said...

What a great suggestion!

The containers make me sigh...

Here in Canada, though I have called the company to urge them to sell it here like that, they only sell them in paper or plastic bags.

I lived in New York City for a while and got the oatmeal in the tubes, reusing them for holding my knitting needles. I also punched a hole in the lid and put my balls of wool in them, feeding the yarn up through the hole so I could knit without the wool getting tangled. They are so useful.

Anneke said...

PS... I also posted my photo

jmb said...

Great post for this them Bonggamom. I hope lots of people do follow your advice.

Happy weekend to you.

Sammawow said...

Thanks for the information on this - I love oatmeal! Great choice for the chipped theme!

diXymiss said...

Clever use of photohunt to spread the word. ThanX for the info.

Biker Betty said...

I love your creativity with the theme!! I love instant oatmeal best. I have a container of oatmeal, so I can use it's UPC. Thanks for promoting such a good cause. Thanks also for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

JasonsLifeNotes said...

That is so healthy. Very nice team up.

Angela said...

I entered, thanks for the link. Thanks for visiting and happy hunting.

mama meji said...

Very smart! And what a good cause this is. Have a wonderful day!

Gattina said...

Good idea for the theme !

Arlene said...

Great info and great idea. I wonder if they get to feed these kids one bowl of oatmeal everyday of the kids life then for sure the hunger problem will be solved.

thank you for the visit.