Thank you to everyone who participated in the Guinness St. Patrick’s Day promotion posted here back in March. Guinness set a new Guinness World Record and made it possible for EatingOxford.com to donate $500 to The Pantry. See the official press release below.
EatingOxford.com to Donate $500 to The Pantry
(Oxford, MS, April 24, 2012) EatingOxford.com was recently selected by Guinness to collaborate in a worldwide effort to help the company win a Guinness World Record for the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Dozens of Oxonians pitched in by pledging to celebrate with a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, and combined efforts around the world resulted in Guinness successfully breaking the record with 435,456 people joining the campaign.
As a thank you for exposure on the EatingOxford.com blog and pledges from Oxonians who pledged to celebrate with a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness made a donation to EatingOxford.com, making it possible for EatingOxford.com to donate $500 to Oxford’s local food bank The Pantry.
“Being that I own a website focused on food, it’s never far from my mind that there are people going without,” says Liz Barrett, owner of EatingOxford.com. “The Pantry has always been my charity of choice in Oxford, so when I found out that the collaboration with Guinness would give me the chance to help The Pantry, I couldn’t say no. The entire campaign was well organized and I’m glad I was able to participate.”
About The Pantry
The Pantry feeds more than 400 people every month, including elderly residents who are homebound. The organization is always looking for those who can help organize food drives or volunteer at the facility. Call 662-832-8001 if you can help. If you can assist in delivering food to the homebound, call June Rosentreter at 662-234-8063.
Food drives are an easy and motivational event to organize anywhere (offices, schools, restaurants, etc.). You can also drop off bags or boxes of food at any time (at your convenience) on the porch of The Pantry—day or night—at 713 Molly Barr Road (next door to the Oxford Police Department).
Founded by Liz Barrett, a magazine editor by trade, EatingOxford.com provides locals and visitors with a comprehensive listing of the restaurants in and around Oxford, along with a regularly updated blog that keeps readers abreast of what’s going on around town. To date, more than 300,000 visitors have come to read nearly 500 posts on the EatingOxford.com blog (http://blog.eatingoxford.com), helping to move it up the ranks to No.1 blog in Mississippi according to Urbanspoon.com and win it Best Website in Oxford. The website and blog combined garner 50,000 Web visits per month.
For more information about EatingOxford.com, as well as site sponsorship opportunities, contact Barrett at email@example.com or 662-380-6316.