wants to encourage our community to give to the hungry. The following
is a list of several of the many hunger relief organizations and how
to contact them to volunteer or donate. If you represent a group that
is not posted here, please contact
us so we can add you to our growing list.
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and Share Our Strength
want to help give kids a healthy start.
Share Our Strength's Hour Kids campaign challenges all Americans
to donate an hour's earnings to give our children a healthy start
in communities nationwide. It's a simple concept with the power
to unite all Americans behind a simple goal, ending childhood hunger
and poverty. To be successful, it's imperative that all working
Americans get involved.
Why is this important? Today, more than 12 million children are
living below the poverty line. (Twelve million is more than the
populations of Vermont, West Virginia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Wyoming,
New Mexico, Delaware, Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, and Washington
DC combined.) These children are susceptible to experiencing
hunger and malnutrition, which can permanently hinder a child's
physical and mental development. Even, in its mildest form, inadequate
nutrition in a child's formative years - between the ages of 0 and
6 years old - can irrevocably affect brain growth, learning potential,
long-term health and employment potential.
Through the funds raised, Share Our Strength will help ensure that
thousands of children under the age of six get a healthy start by
distributing funds to local and national agencies providing direct
assistance, growth and nutrition and nutrition education.
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The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation was formed in 1992 in memory of
Anthony Spinazzola, the highly acclaimed food and wine writer for
the Boston Globe. Our mission is to continue the passion and dedication
Anthony Spinazzola exhibited in his pursuit of perfection in all
aspects of food and wine, as well as his commitment to education
and the support of those less fortunate in our society by establishing
a charitable organization that will raise funds throughout the year.
As a result, the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation is a non-profit organization
dedicated to "feeding hungry bodies and minds" by supporting hunger
and homelessness relief through grants, and funding for culinary
scholarships for individuals with the desire and drive, but not
the means, to enter the hospitality industry.
- Claire H. Murtha, Executive Director
- Address: The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation,
Cabot Executive Park,
- 5 Cabot Place, Stoughton, MA 02072
- Telephone: 781-344-4413
- Fax: 781-344-4586
- Email: email@example.com
- URL: www.spinazzola.org
City Harvest provides food free of charge to over 200 certified
agencies. This agency has created a transportation network to connect
those who have so much food to help feed those with too little.
City Harvest has provided more than 36 million pounds of food to
emergency food programs which serve over 60,000 people weekly: hungry
children, woman and men throughout the five boroughs of New York
- Exec. Director – Julia A. Erickson
- Address: 575 8th Ave, 4th Floor, New York,
- Telephone: 917-351-8700
- Fax: 917-351-8720
Citymeals-On-Wheels has a purpose: to provide every one of New
York City's homebound elderly with hand-delivered weekend, holiday
and emergency meals. For many of the elderly the person who delivers
this meal is the only visitor they will see for long periods of
time. One hundred percent of contributions from the general public
are used exclusively for home-delivered meals. Administrative costs
are covered by designated grants from individuals, corporations,
foundations and government sources.
Coalition For The
Homeless was founded in 1981 on the principle that in a civilized
society every person has a right to decent shelter, sufficient food
and the opportunity to work for a living wage. We remain dedicated
to meeting the immediate needs of homeless men, women and children
while working for long-term solutions to the crisis of mass homelessness.
We use our direct experience on the frontlines to advocate for fundamental
solutions that are more humane and cost-effective than current government
We know that
with homelessness comes terrible hunger. In 1985 a homeless woman
starved to death in Grand Central Station. The Coalition responded
immediately with our Grand Central Food Program to feed hungry
people on the streets of Manhattan. Every night of the year our
Grand Central Food Program volunteers bring nutritious meals to
over 700 people sleeping on the sidewalks, on subway grates, or
huddled under bridges. For many, this will be their only meal of
the day and the only time someone takes a moment to offer them a
kind word. Every night we see new people on the food lines - it
is especially distressing to see the dramatic increase in the number
of children and senior citizens.
Grand Central Food Program has a simple pledge: No one will ever
die of hunger on our city's streets.
Future Harvest is an organization that builds awareness of the importance
of international food and environmental research for a world with
less poverty, a healthier human family, well-nourished children,
and a better environment. It supports research, promotes partnerships,
and mobilizes the scientific community, policymakers, the media,
community leaders, and the public to meet the human and environmental
challenges of the next century. Among the "ambassadors" who support
its activities are Queen Noor of Jordan, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu
and Hootie & the Blowfish.
God's Love We Deliver is New York City's only nonprofit, non-sectarian
organization preparing and delivering nutritious, life-sustaining
meals, free of charge to homebound men, women and children with
HIV/AIDS. GLWD also provides individualized nutrition counseling
and education to people living with HIV/AIDS as well as to their
Kids Can Make A Difference is an educational program for middle
and high school students, focuses on the root causes of hunger and
poverty, the people most affected, solutions and how students can
help. The major goal is to stimulate the students to take some definite
follow-up actions as they begin to realize that one person can make
a difference. The program, developed by World Hunger Year board
members, Jane & Larry Levine, consists of interactive classes conducted
by the Levines or other trained KIDS teachers. Prior to the 1st
class, the Levines talk to the teachers to assess their student's
level of awareness, determine how many classes will be conducted
and suggest preparatory activities for the students.
Oxfam America's Fast for a World Harvest is one of the largest anti-hunger
campaigns of its kind in the country. The Fast is a nationwide effort
to raise funds to combat hunger and poverty and increase awareness
of these issues. Hunger plagues some 860 million people around the
world, most of whom are extremely poor and uneducated. The Thursday
before Thanksgiving- November 18th, 1999-marks this year's national
Fast for a World Harvest campaign day. This year, one million people
will help Oxfam meet an ambitious goal of $1 million to fight hunger
and poverty by organizing an event that will educate, advocate and
raise funds. Oxfam America is a Boston-based international development
agency that works in partnership with grassroots organizations in
more than 30 countries, including the United States, to find lasting
solutions to hunger and poverty.
Project Angel Food is the only organization in Los Angeles County
exclusively dedicated to providing hot nutritious meals free-of-charge
to homebound men, women, and children with AIDS. As a volunteer
driver or kitchen volunteer you'll spend about two hours a week
preparing or delivering meals to homebound clients.
Share Our Strength (SOS) is still one of the nation's largest and
most effective anti-hunger organizations. It mobilizes thousands
of volunteers to give their time and talents to its creative community
outreach, public education and direct service programs and to help
support grassroots efforts to end hunger. SOS's volunteers includes
more than 10,000 chefs, restauranteurs, authors, artists, photographers,
corporate partners and concerned individuals who share their strength's
to to help solve the hunger problem.
Food began in autumn
1994 as the all-volunteer effort of a number of NYC and Northeast
food-system leaders to promote a holistic approach to food, hunger
and agriculture issues. Through our two major programs, The City
Farms and CSA in NYC, along with other initiatives, we are creating
economic and social justice through local, sustainable food systems.
Most important, we provide New Yorkers and others meaningful ways
to build just and sustainable alternatives to the destructive, corporate-controlled
global industrialized food system.
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