Plate of foodIn honor of Blog Action Day (October 15th) and World Food Day (yesterday, October 16) this roundup focuses on fundraising strategies for organizations that help fight hunger.

For Bag a Lunch Day supporters are asked to donate one day’s lunch money toward feeding the hungry. Nancy E. Schwartz describes this simple, yet powerful, way to raise funds.

The Wichita Falls Area Food Bank held a one day event called the The Big Scoop Food Drive. 54,448 pounds of food were collected in one day.

Central Dallas Ministries has designated October 27th Community Hunger Day with fundraising efforts primarily done online. The goal is for at least 2,000 people to reach out to 10 friends and ask for a $50 commitment.  This campaign could potentially raise $1,000,000 in the fight against hunger.

At the 18th annual Empty Bowls event in Phoenix participants are asked to donate a minimum of $12 to purchase handcrafted ceramic bowls which will later be filled with pasta for lunch.  Proceeds benefit Waste Not, which has raised more than $500,000 in the past 17 years through this event.

High School and college students in Indiana are supporting Community Harvest Food Bank through similar collaborate art projects.

Youngstown, Ohio residents raised $630,000 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley’s 17th annual Taste of the Valley.

Entrance tickets at a fall corn maze in South Brunswick will help feed New Jersey’s hungry.

Alanna Kellogg discusses how difficult it is to eat on just $3 a day and some actions people can take to help those in need.

Church World Service plans its Crop Walks all across the US to raise funds to help the hungry.

Beth Kanter offers Some Ways To Take Action to help the hungry such as a weight loss challenge, using Twitter and blog comments to raise funds.

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Posted on 17 October 2008

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Beth Kanter says:

    Nice round up of examples! BTW, have you checked out the Tyson Hunger Relief Blog and all the fantastic stuff that social media club is doing in Austin TX? It’s inspiring.
    http://hungerrelief.tyson.com/

  2. Sandra Sims says:

    Hi Beth, thanks for the kudos and for the link to Tyson’s. They have a great blog. I’ve subscribed to their feed to keep up with them.


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