Food Finders participating in Feinstein Challenge, seeks to raise $5k by April 30

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Food Finders Food Bank of Greater Lafayette is participating in the Feinstein Challenge and is asking the public for help. For the 13th consecutive year, philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide. Between March 1, 2010 and April 30, 2010, food and monetary donations to Food Finders will be matched (up to $5,000) by the Feinstein Foundation.

Volunteers sort canned foods at Food Finders Food Bank of Lafayette

Volunteers sort donated canned food items at Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette, Ind.

Last year’s donations to Food Finders during the Feinstein Challenge equaled $27,714 in cash and 312,803 pounds of food, providing 438,375 meals for hungry families. Feinstein’s past $1 million dollar challenges to fight and alleviate hunger have raised $1 billion for more than 2,000 agencies nationwide.

“Hunger is a quiet epidemic in our country. Families, seniors, children and those sick or disabled are struggling to keep food on their tables. Donations of soup, canned fruits and vegetables along with monetary donations are desperately in need at this time,” said Danielle Goldberg, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. “Food Finders continues to be a great way to get the most out of your charitable dollar and the Feinstein Challenge only improves on this great value.”

To participate in the Feinstein Challenge food drive, bring a donation of money, food, or non-food items to Food Finders Food Bank at 50 Olympia Court, Lafayette, IN between March 1 – April 30, 2010. Mark donations “Feinstein Challenge” to be included in the grand total.

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