Making a Difference on National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it’s a call to action that reminds us of the power each individual has to make a difference. While there are many worthy causes deserving support today, we hope you will choose the fight against hunger as your cause.
The Alarming Hunger Crisis
In the United States, roughly 10% of families struggle to put food on the table. This situation is being compounded by rising housing and food prices, cuts in social programs at the federal and state level, and a softening job market.
Hunger doesn’t just affect someone’s physical health; it takes a toll on their emotional well-being and hinders their ability to succeed in various aspects of life. It’s disheartening to witness such a widespread crisis, especially in a time of abundance, especially as it continues to claim lives, hinder development, and perpetuate cycles of poverty.
The Power of Your Donation
Donating to a non-profit hunger relief program empowers organizations like PORCH to undertake a wide range of initiatives aimed at fighting hunger at the local level. Your financial support can play a vital role in supplying nutritious food to underserved communities, bolstering food pantries that assist families in need, and facilitating sustainable agriculture projects, such as our PORCH Fresh program.
Even a modest donation can translate into multiple meals for those facing food insecurity. Your involvement and contribution can also inspire others to give, creating a ripple effect of generosity and compassion.
The Gift of Time and Voice
If monetary donations aren’t feasible for you right now, there are other valuable ways to support hunger relief efforts. Volunteering your time with us at PORCH, or at a local food pantry, can make a significant impact by providing hope to those facing tough times.
Your voice can also be a powerful tool in raising awareness about hunger-related issues. Please help by utilizing social media, blogs, or community gatherings to spread the word, educate others about the crisis, and motivate them to take action.
National Philanthropy Day is an opportunity to translate empathy into action. Your donation, regardless of its size, can make a significant difference. Together, we can make strides toward eliminating hunger, one meal at a time, and build a brighter future for our neighbors in need. Please embrace the spirit of giving and be a catalyst for change on this National Philanthropy Day.
P.S. We invite you to learn more about the impact PORCH has in the fight against hunger by reading our 2022 Impact Report.