Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Feeding America - Workbook for Feeding America's Hungry

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
Mark Twain

Hunger Task Force


Please Send a Dollar
Or A Donation To
Operation Gratitude

17330 Victory Boulevard
Van Nuys, California 91406
ATTN Charlie Othold:
phone 1-818-437-6201
You Got It Kiddo, Anything You Want*
The Wish List
Monetary Donations Are Accepted All Year Long

*****

Please Send A Dollar
Or A Donation To
Or If You Know Kids Who Need Help
Contact
Kids In Need Foundation
3077 Kettering Blvd
Suite 114
Dayton OH 45439

phone 1-937-296-1230

Our mission is to ensure that every child is prepared
to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies
nationally to students most in need.

Kids In Need Foundation


Participating Member Food Bank Locator


SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a federal program that provides a monthly box of nutritious USDA food to low-income seniors, mothers and children.
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/csfp/


The Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentives Act

http://www.hungeractioncenter.org/GSA.aspx


Fighting hunger is a team effort. Feeding America’s nationwide network provides food to 25 million people every year, and strong U.S. government programs are also vital to meet the nutritional needs of low-income Americans.
The business sector—including farmers, food manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and others—also plays an instrumental role in battling hunger. By donating food and transportation and promoting volunteerism, businesses of all sizes help put food on the tables of families in need. While businesses already make substantial contributions to fight hunger, improved public policies—particularly passage of the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentives Act—will promote even greater business participation in this effort.

Food Pantries Put Out Call For Help


I got such a great response about my previous two blogs that I was inspired to do some research and find out what can one person do to end hunger. In America and the world. (work still in progress)

Even if a person doesn't have a lot of money, they can still advocate.
Tell a friend with money, and then they can tell a friend, and it works.
Or write to Congress, the President, anyone you think can help.

Contact Your Government
http://www.usa.gov/Contact.shtml


Do a fundraiser at your School or Church, for the local food pantry or soup kitchen.

I Found this Great Fund Raising Program
Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity
For Every Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. (See Brigades)
You Send To TerraCycle

TerraCycle Website

http://www.terracycle.net/

TerraCycle Inc.

121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone: 609.393.4252
Fax: 609.393.4259
Joining A Brigade




While I was link surfing I came Across this group. They used to be America's Second Harvest but they changed their name to Feeding America.
They are very informative and would be a good group to get involved with if one wants to help, or needs help.

Take Action Now!
Below are some of the issues that are critical to the fight against hunger.

We're working to educate our elected officials about these issues.
You can help!

http://www.hungeractioncenter.org/actionalert.aspx

One of the most important ways you can get involved in Feeding America is by becoming a hunger advocate.
Advocacy is critical to fighting hunger, and becoming a hunger advocate offers many ways to become active not only in important public policy issues of the day, but also within your community.

Our advocates communicate with their legislators about hunger issues.

They talk to their friends and other social contacts about the need for a solution to hunger.
Many share their personal experiences with hunger with us. They develop their own personal hunger advocacy profiles so that we can work with them on a personal level to achieve the most effective actions and bring about true change.

Issues
*Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)*

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides low-income children with free, nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session and when increased numbers of children are at risk of hunger because they cannot access school meal programs. SFSP is the single-largest federal resource available for local sponsors who want to feed children in the summer months.

Food Bank for Monterey County
Mailing Address
815 West Market Street, #5
Salinas, CA 93901
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Telephone: (831) 758-1523
1-800-870-FOOD Toll-Free Food Bank Line
Fax: (831) 758-5925
http://www.shfb.org/Page.aspx?pid=206

San Mateo County Distribution Center:
Public Transit
By Light Rail - exit Curtner Station
By Bus - Use #26 Bus

Take Hwy. 101 to Whipple Avenue. Travel West on Whipple to Industrial and turn right. Travel about .5 mile. After the first stop light with the "Welcome to San Carlos" sign, turn left onto Bing Street. The Distribution Center is on the left side of the street at 1051 Bing St.

Food Bank of the Rockies Denver Warehouse
10700 E. 45th Avenue
Denver, CO 80239
303-371-9250
877-460-8504 (toll free)
303-371-9259 (fax)
http://www.foodbankrockies.org/

Neighborhood
FOOD Program
Lincoln, Nebraska
Free food for
Families in need

Tuesdays, 1-2:00 pm: F Street Community Center, 1225 F Street
Tuesdays, 3-4:00 pm: Matt Talbot Kitchen, 1911 R Street
Tuesdays, 5-6:00 pm: Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th Stree
Thursdays, 1-2:00 pm: Malone Community Center, 2032 U Street
Thursdays, 3-4:00 pm: Oak Lake Evangelical Free Church,
3300 North 1st Street

USDA poverty guidelines
Family size * Monthly income
1 $1,531
2 $2,053
3 $2,575
4 $3,097
5 $3,619
6 $4,141
* Add $522 for each additional person

Farm Aid 25 Years
http://www.farmaid.org/site/c.qlI5IhNVJsE/b.2723595/k.EE67/Family_Farmers_Good_Food_A_Better_America.htm


Peace, Love and Harmony
rebel ga*