Last September, we blogged about the record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, a statistic of the U.S. Census Bureau. Since that time, the number has risen to 49.1 million. How does the Census Bureau measure poverty? See here.
Shedding some light on this issue, The Salvation Army released its newest report today titled, “Perceptions of Poverty: The Salvation Army’s Report to America,” a summary of our latest findings examining Americans’ attitudes toward those struggling to get by.
Two years ago, Walmart made a generous $2 billion commitment to fight hunger through 2015 and the company is certainly keeping promises.
Walmart’s “Fighting Hunger Together” campaign makes it easy for you to join the fight against hunger and bring that charitable donation to your very own community through organizations such as The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army of Portland has empowered visitors to their food pantry. Thanks to a generous $9,800 grant from LIFE Center Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, clients who would normally stop by the pantry for a box of food can now shop and select what foods they most need in their household.
You can help feed the hungry by the click of a button.
As part of Minnesota’s annual FoodShare campaign, the largest food drive in the state, The Salvation Army’s Northern Division is asking that you ‘Like’ their Facebook page. For every new fan on Facebook, one meal will be donated to a hungry Minnesotan.
That’s how much The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit raised during its 25th annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon this past weekend. Every penny will go towards fighting hunger and homelessness in the most depressed areas of Detroit.
A community of dedicated organizations and individuals can be a powerful force for “Doing the Most Good” for those in need!
This is certainly true in Fresno, CA where The Salvation Army, in partnership with The Big Fresno Fair, the Community Food Bank and other organizations, has helped collect 134 TONS of food over the course of the last three years during the “Feed the Need” Community Food Drive.