The premise is simple. We’re a greeting card company that gives back. For every greeting card purchased from Food for Thoughts Cards, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is donated to an organization that feeds the hungry.*
Food for Thoughts Cards exists to spread good wishes and good will. With each card, you’re doing more than sending a greeting. You’re sending a sandwich to someone in need. Why? Because we believe that a card is nice, but in today’s world, where giving back is as easy as sealing an envelope, nice isn’t good enough. We believe that sending a greeting card and fighting hunger can go hand-in-hand. A stamp. A sandwich. A smile.
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is arguably one of the most delicious creations ever made. At its core, it’s a blend. A mixture of two unique things, coming together to form something pretty amazing. Just like Food for Thoughts Cards. A blending of passions – for greeting cards and giving back. (And yes, for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.)
"For twelve years, I packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to give to a homeless person when I took the train from New Jersey to Penn Station NY once a week, headed to New York University where I taught a course. As I walked along the city streets, I gave the sandwich to someone in need. These were my “give-a-sandwich” days. Now I've taken that effort up a notch through Food for Thoughts Cards.” – Connie Charney, Founder, Food for Thoughts Cards
* Here's how it works:
With the purchase of each card, Food for Thoughts Cards donates the value equivalent to the cost of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to a food pantry, soup kitchen, or other organization that feeds the hungry.
Here's the best part... we think locally. When a retailer sells our cards, they may select a local food pantry to receive Food for Thoughts Cards’ donation. One card = one sandwich.