Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee Foodshare, nominated by donor
MegaMom104. Foodshare maximize access to nutritious food and resources that support food security for Greater Hartford, CT and beyond. You can find their web site here.
A few words on Charitocracy
Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (scroll down for social sharing icons) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!
About nominee Foodshare
Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank.
Providing food for people who are hungry has been at the heart of who we are for 35 years. With food assistance as our cornerstone, we will continue this work for as long as there are people in need.
But hunger is bigger than food. Hunger is one piece of a patchwork of social issues and it needs solutions that deal with all sides of the causes and consequences. This is the work that lies ahead.
Collecting and distributing nearly 12 million meals worth of food each year through a network of partner programs gives us a stark understanding of the everyday realities of food insecurity.
This perspective is critical to creating a complete picture of the issue and establishing a shared foundation on which anti-hunger organizations, policy makers, and the broader community can build effective solutions.
We are under no illusions about the challenge we are embracing.
Hunger is indeed big. We believe the Foodshare community is bigger.
So visit the page of nominee Foodshare to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this 1 minute video bringing to life Foodshare's story: