43 million Americans are going hungry. Can you tell who in your neighborhood is going without food? 1 in every 8 people you pass by on the street could be missing meals. The latest statistics on hunger from Feeding America tell us: 1 in 8 Americans go hungry every day. 1 in 6 children in the … Continue reading Are People in Your Neighborhood Going Hungry?
Thanks to your giving and support, JustGive expanded philanthropy and sent more than $30 million to charity in 2014! We passed a major milestone in May, processing our 1 millionth donation, and are proud that 24 percent of giving came from 2013 donors returning to use the site. We also saw charity gift card purchases … Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014
Knowing how to help a homeless person can sometimes feel difficult, confusing and overwhelming. The dollar you give might be used to buy drugs or alcohol. Even offering food can be a problem – imagine handing an apple to a homeless man and then discovering he has no teeth. Just as there are many reasons … Continue reading THE MANY FACES OF HOMELESSNESS: HOW YOU CAN HELP
Hunger: it’s a daunting problem the world over. Even though I was eager to research and write on this topic, when I started to dig into it, I got more and more overwhelmed with how broad and profound the issue is. The stark facts saddened and discouraged me. In the United States, almost half of … Continue reading Hunger and Food Justice: Community Building for Food Equality
It wasn’t until I became a mother that I realized how much children rely on adults for help. In the best cases, a child has parents and a loving extended family, and wants for nothing. In the worst cases, a child has a neglectful family, and doesn’t get basic needs met, emotionally or physically. Some … Continue reading Help Hungry American Children
Thanksgiving is, without a doubt, my favorite holiday. Nothing makes me feel warm and fuzzy quite like friends and family gathered at home, sharing laughter and memories, and eating generous helpings of my favorite comfort foods. But what makes this holiday so special to me isn’t roasted and placed on a table. Thanksgiving is a … Continue reading Food nourishes the body. Giving nourishes the soul.
JustGive is proud to be part of Blog Action Day 2008. One issue. One Day. Thousands of voices for change. Hunger is one of the most direct and widespread effect of poverty. As household budgets are stretched and food prices skyrocket, too many families are forced to choose between putting a roof over their head … Continue reading Blog Action Day: Food For Change