Saturday, May 22, 2010

Feeding America - Workbook for Feeding America's Hungryy - Update Originally From October 19, 2009

For all the Ko's Kossacks at Daily Kos State of the Nation, in Gratitude For All their Advice and Guidance. I Wish You All the Best World for taking me in. Thank You! ga

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VA News
The GI Bill Web Site - FAQ

Food Pantry Locator
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed one.
Mother Teresa

The Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentives Act

Participating Member Food Bank Locator

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.

Did you know that over 49 million Americans are struggling
with hunger?

The Hunger Site
Free Ways to Help

Place your order at The Literacy Site store
today and an extra donation will be made to help feed a U.S.
family in need, at no additional cost to you. Shop and show
your support now.
Every item purchased in The Hunger Site store funds at least
25 cups of food for the hungry.

Please Send A Dollar
Or A Donation To
7 Generations For Native Americans In Maine And New Hampshire

164 Lamplighter Park
North Conway, NH 03860
Erlane Sargent
(603) 447-6382

7 Generations for Native Americans in Maine and New Hampshire is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2006 to help Native Americans (and others) who are experiencing financial difficulties and need assistance. We believe that everyone needs a hand from time to time and the best thing anyone can do in life is to help their fellow man. To that end, we have made it our mission to collect donated items (clothing, furniture, non-perishable foods, etc.) for distribution to those who just need a little extra help.
Our staff consists entirely of volunteers, including our On-Site Coordinators. This allows us to keep operating costs low and pass those savings along to individuals and families in need today.

Please Send A Dollar
Or A Donation To
National Relief Charities

13318 Airpark Drive
Elkwood, VA 22718

About National Relief Charities

National Relief Charities (NRC) is a nonprofit dedicated to quality of life for Native Americans living on remote and poverty-stricken reservations in the Plains and Southwest. Our mission is "To help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities."
Strong in tradition and values, but lacking in resources.
NRC has been serving Native Americans for 20 years. We are the only charity to work on over 75 reservations year-round. We have a network of nearly 900 partnerships with reservation programs. These are our Program Partners. NRC works through the Partners to bring much-needed relief to over 300,000 Native Americans who live in their reservation communities. The most important thing NRC brings to these communities is hope.

Contact Us

500 E. Peyton St.
Sherman, TX 75090
Toll-fee (800) 416-8102

March 11, 2009

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 Elected Officials

Contact Your Government

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

TerraCycle Inc.

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

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!

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.

*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.

The Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Act
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.

About the Hunger Action Center
The Hunger Action Center is an online community of individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the fight against hunger in our country.

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

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

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
877-460-8504 (toll free)
303-371-9259 (fax)

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

And/Or You Could Also 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

*The Dream Of Americans Is To Live In Peace And Freedom In A Democracy*

Peace, Love, Justice and Harmony