Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Libby's Awesome Donation!

Michelle at "I Heart Publix" was so sweet to think of me today when she received this press release from her contact over at Libby's. After reading this article, I wanted to share it with all of my "Clipping for a Cause" readers. What an inspiration to continue doing what we are doing for others! It may not be 5 million pounds that we've donated (yet!)...but as we approach 1,000 items in 6-7 weeks, it's such a blessing to know that next week, next month, and next year, that number will only grow and make that much more difference!!!!

Libby’s Donates Five Million Pounds of Canned Food to Feeding America

We’re proud to announce that Seneca Foods Corporation, manufacturer of Libby’s canned fruits and vegetables, is donating five million pounds of canned food to Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization! This is the largest one-time donation of canned fruits and vegetables combined in Feeding America’s history.

This comes at a time when more Americans go hungry than ever before. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in November 2009 that one in six Americans, and nearly one in four children, across the nation are struggling with hunger. This is the highest rate reported since the government agency began surveying 15 years ago.

The first food banks to receive donations throughout March are:

•Foodlink, Inc. in Rochester, NY
•Channel One, Inc. Food Bank and Food Shelf in Rochester, MN
•The Idaho Foodbank in Boise, ID
•Second Harvest Heartland in Maplewood, MN
•Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties in Manteca, CA
•Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
•Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin in Madison, WI

Additional donations will be distributed among Feeding America’s food bank network this spring. Check back for additional information and to see if a donation is being made to a food bank near you!

To read more about this effort visit www.getbacktothetable.com

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