Episcopal Community Services, Inc.
Better nutrition for the hungry - in community kitchens, food pantries, and programs for seniors and children. http://www.EpiscopalCommunity.org
via Crowdrise 2 years ago
In 2011, The Episcopal Hunger Relief Network served more than 1.2 million meals to the hungry in western Missouri and eastern Kansas -- to the homeless, the unemployed and underemployed, to families and youth, to seniors and veterans. Our goal in our response to hunger is to provide more than a plate/sack of processed/canned food. With people who have a higher than normal incidence of hypertension, diabetes, and other nutrition related disease -- we want to elevate the nutritional value and quality of the food served. We also have a Culinary Cornerstones Training program to help address the primary cause of hunger in our society -- the lack of income from a job. Help us do this, and establish an example for other hunger relief programs throughout the country. Our goal is high -- but it represents only 5 cents for each meal we served last year.
How You Can Help:
Make a donation today
Create a Fundraising Team of your friends, co-workers, church/synagogue members and others to generate additional donations. There is indeed strength in numbers. And, for the top five fund-raising teams generating total donations of $1,000 or more, we will provide a cooking class for five by our Culinary Cornerstones Executive Chef at our Broadway Kitchen.
Tell others -- your friends and family, neighbors and co-workers, and others. Use word-of-mouth, email, and other methods to let people know about this wonderful and easy opportunity to help with hunger and nutrition in our communities.
With your help, we served more than 1.2 million meals last year and can do even more this year. To provide just a few examples:
Best of all, reaching and exceeding our goal of $60,000 will help us to provide up to 85,000 additional nutritious meals to the hungry in 2012-2013. All donations will be used where they can have the greatest impact at the time they are received.