Monday, November 28, 2016

Great Organizations Doing Great Works -- Part One

Feeding America

Last fiscal year, Feeding America sourced 3.6 billion meals through our network. $1 helps Feeding America provide 11 meals to the more than 48 million people in the U.S. who struggle with hunger enabling them to access the adequate nutritious food they need to feed their families.

1 in 7 Americans face hunger. This means that likely, someone you know may not be getting enough to eat. Your neighbors, children’s classmates or even your friends could be food insecure.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

Annually, the Feeding America network provides food assistance to more than 46 million people facing hunger in the United States. That includes 15 million American children and nearly 5.4 million seniors, while also educating the public about hunger and advocates for public policies that positively impact hungry Americans.

While hunger hurts everyone, its effects can be particularly harmful to children. 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger. Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important for establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. 

As members of society, we all pay a price for child hunger, as the health of our nation’s children and productivity impacts our entire economy.

While it is Feeding America’s mission to solve hunger and feed more people, we also know that to truly solve hunger, we must address its root causes and help people achieve long-term food security. When families struggle with hunger, they often struggle to meet other basic needs as well – such as healthcare, housing and employment.

Feeding America aims to leverage our network of 200 food banks across the nation and their provision of food to provide for people holistically, by connecting them with multisector resources to help them meet their other basic needs as well. In this way, Feeding America hopes to help people facing hunger build a pathway out of food insecurity and into a bright and stable future.

The rates of hunger in our nation are holding steady at all-time highs. If we don’t address the issue, those numbers could rise – even if they continue to hold steady, this has detrimental implications for the future health and prosperity of our entire nation.

While there are many ways to help Feeding America, financial support is one of the most efficient ways you can support Feeding America’s work to solve our nation’s hunger problem. 

Here are a few examples of what your donation can help Feeding America accomplish:
  • $1 helps provide 11 meals to people in need
  • 1 meal is equivalent to $0.09
  • $1 helps provide 10 pounds of produce
  • $1 helps provide 14 pounds of food
  • $1 helps provide $23 worth of groceries (wholesale value)
You can donate to Feeding America and beating hunger here at home by clicking: Feeding America Donations
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. 

Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. 

With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, they have granted more than 270,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-

To make a donation to Make a Wish, please click: Make A Wish Donations

American Center for Law and Justice

Specializing in constitutional law, the ACLJ is dedicated to the concept that freedom and democracy are God-given inalienable rights that must be protected.

Specializing in constitutional law, the ACLJ is dedicated to the concept that freedom and democracy are God-given inalienable rights that must be protected. 

The organization provides legal services at no charge for those who are persecuted in their efforts to spread the gospel. The American Center for Law and Justice is dedicated to the promotion of pro-liberty, pro-life, and pro-family causes. The organization defends religious liberties, human life, and the family in litigation cases all across the country. 

The ACLJ cooperates with other organizations that are committed to a similar mission, and ACLJ serves the public through educational efforts regarding First Amendment and religious freedom issues as well as other pro-family and pro-life concerns. 

As a not-for-profit organization that does not charge for its legal services, the ACLJ is dependent upon God and the resources He provides through the time, talent and gifts of people who share similar concerns over the erosion of religious and civil liberties.

To make a donation to an organization fighting for our freedom and liberty, please click: ACLJ Donations

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