Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 19th Make it a Day On!

January is a month of change, not only for the nation with inauguration of the 44th president, but for Operation Frontline DC as well. Becky Handforth is preparing to travel to Ecuador to volunteer for about 4 months. After her time in Ecuador, Becky is planning to attend graduate school studying public health with a focus in international nutrition. We wish Becky good luck in her new adventure!

Share Our Strength has launched a brand new campaign to raise funds to help end childhood hunger. "Operation No Kid Hungry" responds to President-elect Obama's call to action to end childhood hunger by 2015.

1.Donate by text. Share Our Strength has partnered with AT&T to offer two great ways that you can support and participate in "Operation No Kid Hungry":

Text "SHARE" to 20222 on your mobile device to donate $5. AT&T will match all text donations up to $100,000. Help us meet this challenge grant! Find out more here.

2.Hold a food drive:

Beginning January 19th, a national day of community service, help feed those in need by holding your own community food drive. Contact Molly McGlinchy (mcglinchym@cfoodbank.org) at the Capital Area Food Bank to organize a food drive. Additional information can be found here about the Capital Area Food Bank’s most wanted food items.

3. Donate food:

Extinguish Hunger Fire House Food Drive
Serve DC, with the Mayor’s office, is hosting a city-wide food drive from Saturday, January 17 through Monday, January 19 that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Donors may drop off non-perishable food to any fire station in the District on those days from 10a – 2p.

For more information about "Operation No Kid Hungry" and how you can help end childhood hunger, visit Share Our Strength's website: http://strength.org.


Becky Handforth said...

Hi Angela,

Thanks for the shout out. It's also great to see the update and the SOS information. Hope all is going well. Still can't believe I'm not on an extended weekend.


Kari Rippetoe said...

Hi Angela,

Thank you so much for your support! It's people like you who really make a difference, and together we can all help end childhood hunger.

The Capital Area food drive may be ending today, but you can still help. I encourage everyone to not only spread the word, but to donate in any way you can - either with a $5 text donation or with food.

Kari Rippetoe
Share Our Strength

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