Donated towards $960.00 Goal
May 11, 2017
Just 5 cents can deliver a fresh meal to a Fairfield County family in need. Our goal is to feed 32 local families for 6 months – that’s $960.
Donate and help Food Rescue US deliver food from grocery stores and restaurants that have too much to those that have too little.
Many of our neighbors are going hungry, and there’s no reason they should be.
Hunger in the United States makes no sense, and makes even less sense in Fairfield County. Food insecurity in our community is huge. There are more than 101,970 food insecure people – and at least 32,500 children under the age of twelve – in Fairfield County. This means our friends, family, neighbors, or colleagues do not have enough to eat.
Food insecurity causes poor health, emotional stress, and is a mental burden. It inhibits an adult’s ability to work and a child’s ability to learn. Hunger gnaws at the fabric of family life by forcing impossible choices among food, shelter, and safety. And yet, in the face of this crippling challenge, 40% of our food supply is thrown away each year.
Food Rescue US is the simple solution to ending local hunger. We are a technology based, volunteer-driven, direct-transfer platform that is simple, sustainable, and replicable. Volunteer food rescuers pick up and deliver fresh food from businesses that have too much to people who have too little. Since 2011, we’ve empowered 1k+ food rescuers to rescue and deliver fresh meals to people struggling with food insecurity here in Fairfield County. 10,000,000 meals have been rescued, in Fairfield County alone, since 2011.
Every $1 donated allows us to rescue and deliver 20 meals. (This number is calculated simply by meals/divided by dollars allocated directly to program support.)
$960 will provide 6 months of fresh meals right now for 32 Fairfield County families (perhaps a mother with two children) struggling with hunger.
Cost to feed 32 families in Fairfield County, for 6 months: $960