I love getting packages in the mail. I also love food.
This is why I’m so excited to share with you one of my new favorite activities—it’s called Foodie Penpals. I learned about this from my friend Hannah over at Gypsy Roller’s Veggie Kitchen. When you sign up to participate in Foodie Penpals you get paired up with two people. You are responsible for sending a package of “foodie” items to one person, and you receive a package from the other person. Then on the last day of the month you publish a blog post about all the wonderful things you received from your penpal.
This month I was paired up with Bob, a blog reader. He emailed me in the beginning of the month to ask about my likes and dislikes and whether or not I would prefer homemade treats. I told him any type of food is fair game, and that I’d LOVE homemade goodies! I received my box around the 20th of the month and was so excited when I opened the box and found so many delicious, fun foodie treats!
For those that are interested in more information on Foodie Penpals, keep reading below!
On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Lean Grean Bean and get signed up!