It All Started With a PB&J

We sure do love innovative ideas that better the lives of our neighbors in need.  We received this email from a new friend of the food bank and wanted to share.  Be inspired.  And buy a sandwich card while you’re at it!  


 Dear Food Bank of the Rockies,

Thanks for being so enthusiastic about my company, Food for Thoughts Cards, and our “greeting cards that give back locally.” My first donation is in the mail to you – with a sample card, as promised.  Again, the back story is simple. I pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to give to a homeless person when I take the train from New Jersey to New York University each week, where I teach part-time. Now I’ve taken that effort up a notch through Food for Thoughts Cards. 

We launched our line of giving-back cards in January. The cards are shaped with a bread outline, and with the purchase of each card we donate (the cash equivalent of) a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to a food pantry. Our history of giving back can be found on our website and our Facebook page. Our store locations are on the sites as well.

Here’s the best part… We think locally. Stores may select the food pantry to receive Food for Thoughts Cards’ donation for cards they purchase. One card = one sandwich donation. My donation to you (equivalent to 111 sandwiches) is for cards purchased by Swoozie’s in Denver.

We have nine 5×5 card designs. The cards are  packaged in a clear sleeve and the quality is excellent. They are printed in New Jersey on recycled paper.  People love the cards – both the cards themselves and the concept. It’s an amazing way to give back and feed the hungry in local communities.  One last thing. Here’s an article about my company that was published last week in the Morristown NJ Patch:

Kind Regards,



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