Thanks to the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation we’ll be able to put 250,000 more pounds of food into the community during the remainder of the holiday season and beyond. The foundation has donated funding to Jewish Family Services, Catholic Charities and ourselves to make this quarter-of-a-million pounds happen.
Take a moment to read Kate Santich from the Orlando Sentinel’s blog entry “What can you do with 250,000 pounds of food? A lot” about the donation. She’s a better wordsmith than I.
Just to show you how much food this is here’s some different ways to measure the impact of the donation.
- This is enough for 166,000 meals.
- This is more than 6 tractor-trailers full of food.
- This is more than 175 palates of food.
- This could feed a family of four, three meals a day for over 40 years.
OK that last one was a little silly, but I wanted to explain how much food this is and how much of an impact this makes in the community. I don’t know what the shelf life is for a can of peas, but they may not be good in 2049.
If you’re interested in joining the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and us in the fight against hunger, please contact Second Harvest and we’ll be happy to talk.
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