Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America


Feeding America

"To find out how much you've truly been blessed with in terms of love, time, energy, talent, joy, abundance, confidence, intelligence, wit, or any other quality, substance, or dispensation... give of them. Then you'll know what boundless really means."

~The Universe

 

TUT's Adventurers Club

April 2010 'Gifts from the Universe' Project:

Feeding America

 

Feeding America is a highly rated disaster relief supporter of those affected by the tornadoes and flooding in the American South and Midwest. 

 

 Disaster and devastation in the Southeast and Midwestern United States

On April 27 and 28, 2011, a series of massive tornadoes ravaged several Southern states, leveling entire towns and causing widespread damage in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. Then again at the end of May, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma were also devastated by extreme tornadoes.

Hundreds of people were killed in the storms, making this tornado outbreak one of the deadliest on record in the United States. Thousands have been left homeless, with families and communities struggling to get access to food, shelter, and services.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the United States in the fight to end hunger. When a disaster strikes, their network supports relief and recovery in communities by distributing assistance through more than 61,000 local agencies they support. Feeding America also provides immediate relief through emergency feeding centers operated by NVOAD partners, including the American Red Cross, the Clorox Company, the Pampered Chef, Sun Products, and the Salvation Army.

Feeding America first took an active role in disaster relief services in 1989, following Hurricane Hugo, which devastated several states in the Southeastern U.S., and the Loma Pieta earthquake, which caused significant damage in San Francisco and the Central California Coast. Since then, the Feeding America network has been committed to responding to major disasters, and dedicated to helping communities recover.

Feeding America is a member of the National Voluntary Relief Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), a coalition of disaster relief organizations.  
 
 Fast Facts

  • During the past five years, the Feeding America network along with national corporate donors have provided more than 100 million pounds of emergency food and disaster relief supplies to individuals and families affected by disaster.
  • Feeding America regularly mobilizes corporate partners and donor communities to help provide disaster relief, above and beyond ongoing collaborations to address the chronic food insecurity that many Americans face daily.
  • Feeding America provides specialized training and improves operating procedures that enable member food banks to develop seamless, coordinated approaches to delivering disaster assistance.
  • Before disasters strike, the Feeding America network positions emergency food and personal care items that are most frequently requested by individuals and families after an incident. These supplies are available in strategically designated locations throughout the nation and inventory is regularly cycled to ensure that food and supplies there are fresh and safe.
     

To learn more about Feeding America and their mission, please visit their website: http://feedingamerica.org/

As part of our TUT's Adventurers Club mission, we have chosen Feeding America as our adoptive organization for the month. To reach our collaborative goal of support for them, please donate a dollar or more now at the link below. 
 
 

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