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04/26/13
Hunger Awareness Month benefits Crisis Control Food Pantry


Can you imagine the despair of being hungry - really hungry - and not knowing where your next meal is coming from?
Can you imagine starting the day on an empty stomach which still isn’t filled once you try to go to sleep that night?
Can you imagine having to live that way - as a child?
Appalling as it sounds, more than 50 million Americans don’t eat because they don’t have food. In the Piedmont Triad alone, one in five children goes hungry.
April is Hunger Awareness Month at Arbor Acres. Designated as such by your Resident Council, this month is filled with events to support Crisis Control Ministry’s Food Pantry.  We encourage everyone to get involved, especially by filling the blue bins around campus as much and as often as possible with non-perishable food items. In our first Hunger Awareness Month last year we raised over $5,800.00 for Crisis Control’s Food Pantry. That’s enough to help 929 people with over a week’s worth of food.
We also collected over 1,270 food items, enough to serve 60  people over a 7 -10 days period.
This year your donations go even further through the Feinstein Foundation challenge.
Matching Gift Challenge
For the sixteenth year, the Feinstein Foundation of Cranston, RI, has established a $1 million challenge grant to help anti-hunger agencies around the country.  Every dollar and food item donated increases Crisis Control Ministry’s share of the challenge funds. Make sure you note “Feinstein Challenge” on the memo line of your check.