Budget Bytes and Feeding America

Hey guys! I wish to take a couple of minutes this Friday afternoon to share with you a corporation that I’ve change into extra concerned with recently. That group is Feeding America. I first discovered about Feeding America again in 2014 after I was doing the SNAP Challenge, and the extra I discovered about what this group does, the extra I noticed that they’re working in the direction of the identical objectives as I’m right here at Budget Bytes. This wonderful group works to finish starvation in America, cut back meals waste (on each a business and client stage), and get rid of stigmas surrounding meals insecurity. So, now that I’ve achieved a bit little bit of safety in my life, I wish to use my assets to provide again to these who’re nonetheless struggling.

Why Feeding America?

When I did the SNAP problem again in 2014 it was a watch opening expertise. To make an extended story quick, it helped me notice how even a small quantity of starvation can have a significant impression on each facet of your life. After studying the feedback from the Budget Bytes neighborhood about their experiences with starvation, it was much more evident how starvation can strike anybody at any time, is usually surprising, and it is aware of no stereotypes. With a community of 200 meals banks and 60,000 meals pantries, Feeding America works to battle starvation in communities throughout America.

We work to get nourishing meals – from farmers, producers, and retailers – to folks in want. At the identical time, we additionally search to assist the folks we serve construct a path to a brighter, food-secure future.

I’m so impressed with the multi-faceted method that Feeding America takes to scale back meals waste, whereas placing nutritious meals on the desk for thousands and thousands of Americans. They do excess of I may ever define right here, so I encourage you to learn extra in regards to the huge scope of labor that Feeding America accomplishes right here.

Getting Involved

While Feeding America has been on my roster of charities for some time, I needed to do extra. You’ll in all probability see me sharing statistics and private tales from folks impacted by starvation on social media, however you’ll want to comply with Feeding America for even extra starvation associated headlines and heart-warming tales (comply with Feeding America on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Feeding America additionally has an excellent weblog, the place I’ll be often contributing (learn my first article about The Most Nutritious Foods for Your Money). 😉

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Budget Bytes Community Drive

Since we now have such a big and supportive group of readers right here at Budget Bytes, I needed to create a spot the place we as a bunch can become involved. I’ve created a fundraiser by means of Feeding America’s Set the Table program the place we, as a bunch, can elevate funds to assist our fellow neighborhood members. Every greenback donated is the same as 11 meals on the desk, so any quantity that you may give makes a BIG distinction! I’m so excited to see how a lot of an impression we are able to make as a bunch. I’ll be sharing the fundraiser’s progress on social media, however you may all the time return to the Budget Bytes Community Drive Page to take a look at how a lot of an impression we’re making.

While I did set a “goal” greenback quantity for this drive, I plan to maintain it open and working indefinitely. If we smash by means of that objective, we’ll simply maintain going! There’s no stopping the impression that we are able to make as a bunch. 🙂

CLICK HERE to go to donate!

Every Donation Helps

Volunteer – Even if you happen to don’t have any to provide, you may nonetheless make a distinction! Volunteer work is a vital piece of the puzzle. Volunteering presents the additional advantage of serving to you join on a private stage with folks in your neighborhood—one thing that’s changing into increasingly troublesome to do in our digital society. To discover extra methods that you may become involved and take motion in your neighborhood, click on right here.

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Thank you for letting me share this with you at this time! I hope I’ve impressed you to be taught extra about meals insecurity and maybe how one can become involved and provides again. The Feeding America web site has oodles of knowledge, so I encourage you to go take a look round! And when you’re at it, cease by the Budget Bytes Community Drive web page. 🙂

Need Assistance? If you or anybody you is aware of wants help, Feeding America gives a quick, straightforward technique to discover your native meals financial institution. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for assist. We’re right here for you.