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  •  Faces of Hunger Campaign (10+ / 0-)

    Thanks so much for posting this diary!!!

    Right now, Feeding America is doing a Faces of Hunger campaign.

    If you don't mind, I want to add some additional info about Feeding America, which is a great organization.

    Hunger is rarely due to lack of food -- it is usually due to the politics and logistics of food distribution. Feeding America works primarily by correcting food distribution errors. Mostly, they intercept edible food on its way to the garbage.

    KuangSi2

    Feeding America locates regular food surplus and distributes it to food banks all over the country. Millions of pounds of food get wasted every day, and Feeding America's primary goal is to do everything they can to keep surplus out of the waste stream distribute it to hungry people. They collect from vendors, grocery stores, and restaurants all over the country. Plenty of food is out there -- the problem is one of logistics, transportation, and distribution.

    Because Feeding America distributes surplus, they can provide healthy meals cheaply. Ninety five cents on every dollar that you donate here goes to food distribution. Donating your dollars to Feeding America is one of the most efficient ways that you can help aid hungry people.

    Please keep corporate matching in mind:

    Corporate Matching Gifts
    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to:

    Feeding America
    Matching Gift Processing
    35 East Wacker Drive
    Suite 2000
    Chicago, IL 60601

    We will do the rest. The effect of your gift to the Feeding America may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

    If your company does not currently match employee contributions, try speaking with your Human Resource department and let them know the issues you support. You can ask them if they would consider changing their matching gift policy.

    If you would like to contact us with any questions or concerns about matching gifts, please send an email with your name and contact information to Lisa Nelson.

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