Tag Archives: Foodshare

If you’re reading the pleas for help that arrive daily in your mailbox:

It’s possible to suffer donor fatigue, but some charities have figured out a way to help donors stay on task. And thanks, Mike the Heathen, for the link.

So? Do you have favorites? Mine are Foodshare, Connecticut Food Bank, Heifer International, Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), and DonorsChoose.  I have been giving to Salvation Army, and then I just read this and now? I don’t know. Is it necessary that a charity’s stances jibe with your personal beliefs? I believe that it does.

How about you?


Gloria McAdam of Foodshare sez:

While Foodshare’s A Turkey and a Twenty drive did well this weekend, the organization still needs

  • 1,000 more turkeys by noon on Monday, just to meet Monday’s distribution appointments, and
  • 4,000 more on top of that by noon on Tuesday, to meet Tuesday’s distribution appointments.

If they don’t meet these targets, they will have to turn people away empty-handed. Donations can be made today at Foodshare between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and at the Manchester Highland Park Market from 4 to 7 p.m.

A little more reading with today’s piece of journalism…

To read the piece of journalism, go here.

To read about Connecticut’s federal emergency disaster declaration after Irene, go here.

To read more about Foodshare, Inc., go here.

To read more about Connecticut Food Bank, go here.

To read more about End Hunger CT!, go here.

Mark Mirko photo for The Courant