Y GO 2 WASTE Campaign
larsson at u.washington.edu
Thu Jan 6 10:16:16 PST 2000
This looks like a site that it might be worth keeping in the back of our
minds as we look for ways to provide food to the needy. Their site is
quite bright. Be sure to take the Poll. Only 50% of people who took this
week's poll got it right. Having been around all of you experts, I got the
answer correct. Thanks.
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 07:11:52 -0600
From: Gleason Sackman <gleason at rrnet.com>
Subject: RESOUR> Y GO 2 WASTE Campaign Kicks Off
From: Theresa M. Perrone [mailto:theresa.perrone at appnet.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 4:38 PM
AMERICA'S SECOND HARVEST LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE RESOURCE
TO END HUNGER IN NEW YEAR
America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest
domestic hunger relief organization has organized
a nationwide food drive to bring stockpiled food
into the hands of hungry people. As part of its
intensified online efforts the organization is using
its web site as a central resource for concerned
citizens and the media alike. Web users can
find out more about the Y GO 2 WASTE food drive and
how to contact their local food banks
through the newly redesigned web site
In keeping with its bold mission to END HUNGER IN AMERICA in
the new millennium, the organization redesigned its web site
to empower web users with information on hunger issues and
give them easy access to tools for change. With its network
of nearly 200 local food banks, America's Second Harvest is
uniquely positioned to tell the story of hunger in America.
Through frequently updated and dynamic content the new web
site will give concerned individuals, policy makers, the
media, and corporate donors a comprehensive look at hunger
issues in the following ways:
- Profiles of hungry Americans.
- Spotlights of innovative food bank programs.
- Fact sheets on the reasons and circumstances for hunger.
- Updates on pending legislative issues.
- Information on inventive partnerships with the food industry.
- A media area that will archive the latest news on hunger issues.
The new web site will further enable the organization
to put tools for change directly into the hands of web
users. With the click of a mouse a visitor will not
only access a wealth of information, but also will
able to locate and contact their local food bank, find
out about ways in which to get involved, contact their
federal and state representatives, join e-mail alert lists
and make secure donations online. The organization
hopes to reach people online who have not traditionally
America's Second Harvest is among a growing
number of non-profit organizations that are taking
advantage of online tools to communicate national
issues such as hunger, poverty, and the decline in
America's Second Harvest's new web site points to
the increasing need for non-profits to occupy the
online landscape, as more people in America turn
to the World Wide Web as a central source for
information and social interaction, said Deborah Leff,
America's Second Harvest President and CEO.
America's Second Harvest is the nation's largest
domestic hunger-relief organization with a national
network of nearly 200 regional food banks, serving
all 50 states and Puerto Rico, which distributes one
billion pounds of donated food and grocery products
annually. The America's Second Harvest network
supports approximately 50,000 local charitable
agencies, operating more than 94,000 food
programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens,
women's shelters, Kids Cafes, and other local
organizations that provide food assistance to 26
million hungry Americans, including eight million
children and four million seniors each year.
Source: NET-HAPPENINGS Digest - 5 Jan 2000 to 6 Jan 2000 - Special issue
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