A partnership between Delivery.com, an online service for food and other supplies, and City Harvest, an antihunger organization in New York, is allowing people to make gifts that help feed more than 300,000 people each week.
Delivery.com customers have two ways to support City Harvest: They can donate “points” — Delivery.com customers receive 25 points per $1: A typical exchange is 10,000 points for $5 worth of donations. Or anybody — not just customers — can give by ordering from City Harvest’s Delivery.com “menu” page.
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As hunger relief organizations continue to look for new ways to serve an increasing number of U.S. families who need help putting food on their dinner tables, the Walmart Foundation today announced a $2 million donation to help food banks save money on their energy bills. With this funding, 16 food banks will become more energy efficient through simple and relatively low-cost upgrades to lighting, refrigeration or heating and air conditioning equipment that performs better, uses less energy and costs less to operate. "These grants underscore Walmart's commitment to lead on both
The Hollywood Panera Bread in Northeast Portland will open Sunday as the company's third "pay-as-you-can" nonprofit cafe in the nation, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
When the cafe reopens Jan. 16, it will be run by the non-profit Panera Bread Foundation and will be renamed a "Panera Cares Community Cafe." The new restaurant will not feature menu prices or cash registers but "suggested" donation prices and donation bins instead.
In a statement issued on Sunday, U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly thanked the public for its support and mourned the loss of the six people who had died. He asked that people who wanted to help to consider making donations to two Tucscon charities: Tucson’s Community Food Bank and the American Red Cross.
The effect of his request was immediate. The food bank received more than $5,000 in Internet contributions in 15 minutes.
Jane Hoffman, president of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, discusses her organization and its fundraising initiatives.
When she arrived at St. John’s Bread and Life, Ms. Ruiz was given a swipe card. She sat at a computer and used a touch screen to select her own menu. As she made her choices, the system subtracted points from an allotment of 200 for the month (healthy items count for fewer points). A volunteer said she could pick everything up within a few minutes.
That's precisely what Anthony Butler, executive director of St. John’s Bread and Life, was thinking when he put the system into effect in 2008.
AFP CEO Paulette Maehara shares her thoughts on Convio's positive 2010 Holiday Giving Survey findings.
Now Mr. Breslin, the head of Water for People, a global water and sanitation group in Denver, is trying to do something to reverse the track record of failure. His group is seeking to rewire its relationship with donors by sharing information on failures as well as successes, developing technology that provides real-time information on the status of projects, and persuading philanthropists to pay less attention to simple measures like how many people have been reached by a project and more on whether it will still work a decade from now.
When Tim McGraw was a kid, he didn't always know where he'd get his next meal. Those memories are part of the reason he taped public service announcements that begin airing this month to raise awareness of hunger in America.
The charity Feeding America says one in six Americans struggle to find enough food to eat, and approximately 5.7 million people receive emergency food assistance from them on any given week.