A-List: December 2011

December Giving



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In 2010, 17.2 million American households were 'food insecure,' the highest number ever recorded in the United States, worldhunger.org reports. Here's how to help:

 

Yad Ezra Food Bank  

Goal: Create a Southeast Michigan Jewish community without hunger.

Action: An average of 1,600 families are served monthly with kosher foods, household goods, and health-care products.

Contributions: Monetary donations also accepted.

Information: yadezra.org.

 

 

Forgotten Harvest

Goal: Fight hunger and waste by providing food to emergency providers.

Action: Forgotten Harvest rescued more than 19.4-million pounds of food last year by gathering surplus, prepared, and perishable foods from restaurants, grocery stores, caterers, dairies, farmers, and wholesale-food distributors.

Contributions: Monetary donations and volunteers are also needed.

Information: forgottenharvest.org.

 

Gleaners

Goal: Fight hunger in Southeast Michigan.

Action: Provides millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to those in need.

Contributions: All food donations are accepted. In greatest demand are nutritious, non-perishable items, such as canned meats, soups, fruits, vegetables, and single-serving cereal boxes. Monetary donations and community volunteers are also appreciated.

Information: gcfb.org.

 

 

 

Meals on Wheels

Goal: Provides nutritious, home-delivered meals to people age 60 and older who meet eligibility requirements. Need is based on the inability to prepare meals, not on income.

Action: Hot, nutritious meals are delivered Monday through Friday and on holidays.

Contributions: Financial donations and community volunteers are appreciated.

Information: Find a local program at eldercare.gov.

 

 

 

 

Capuchin Kitchen

Goal: Provide full-course, nutritional meals.

Action: Service at two kitchen/dining-room sites is done in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

Contributions: Food staples, particularly items that are high in protein, are needed. Also, socks and underwear for men and women, new children’s books, sample or travel-size toiletries are appreciated, as are volunteers and financial donations.

Information: Find a local program at cskdetroit.org.

 

Focus: HOPE

Goal: Assist those who are struggling to survive on low incomes.

Action: Distributes supplemental foods, including infant formula, cereal, milk, meat, vegetables, fruit, juices, and other products at four self-service distribution centers monthly. About 8,000 food packages provided monthly to low-income pregnant women, mothers (up to 13 months post partum), infants, and children under 6 in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties.

Contributions: Monetary donations and volunteers are also needed.

Information: focushope.edu.


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