Greater Baton Rouge Foodbank Thanksgiving Fundraiser
Organized by: Gabrielle Perry
EVENT DATE Nov 19, 2015
My name is Gabrielle Perry. I'm a senior college student, a double major in biology and chemistry, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and, like millions of college students in America, I've been hungry. Not in between classes hungry nor "hey mom, when's dinner?" hungry. But truly, maddeningly hungry. The Center for Disease Control in conjunction with the University of Oregon confirmed via controlled study that in 2014 up to 59% of college students experienced food insecurity. They also estimated that 14.5% of American families experience food insecurity with up to 76% of American families confirming they miss meals due to lack of resources. But in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I reside, 26% of its residents live below the federal poverty line. That means not just college students like me, but everyday people, men, women, and the youngest of children, are going hungry. For anyone who has never felt it, it is a feeling I would not wish on my worst enemy. Join me and the Greater Baton Rouge Area Foodbank in raising funds for a period of one month, October 23rd-November 23rd, on crowdrise.com to feed families in need this holiday season. If you want an idea of how your money makes a difference follow this scale: $1 provides food for 5 meals $11 provides food for 55 meals $22 provides food for 110 meals $33 provides food for 165 meals $55 provides food for 275 meals $150 provides food for 750 meals. UPDATE: WE MET OUR FIRST GOAL! $1000 will feed 5000 families in the Baton Rouge area. However, the month is not over yet! Our final goal of $5000 will provide 25,000 meals to needy families this holiday season! So please give, not just from your wallets, but from your hearts. If you have any questions about donations feel absolutely free to use these contacts: Gabrielle Perry firstname.lastname@example.org Text: 318-451-8521 Hope Ortego Volunteer Coordinator Greater Baton Rouge Foodbank brfoodbank.org email@example.com 225-359-9940 ext. 207
UPDATE: Our blitz weekend fundraiser over Halloween weekend was AMAZING! Thank you so much to Operation Help or Hush for matching our 3 day weekend donations! We totaled $480! Our total donations raised are now $1,857! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GENEROUS DONORS!