Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Hunger Site: a link for Tsunami Relief

Thank you Eric for the info. Regards JRM
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FYI: Here's a link to an online activist site that you might wish to use to assist in the tsunami relief effort:

The Hunger Site (


About The Hunger Site

The Hunger Site is owned and operated by Tim Kunin and Greg Hesterberg, co-owners of Long-time friends and activists, they bought The Hunger Site in mid-August of 2001. Greg and Tim are dedicated to maintaining the site's position as a leader in online activism and a dynamic force in the fight to end world hunger.

Originally launched in June 1999, The Hunger Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need; the eradication of world hunger. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the "give free food" button and help feed the hungry.

The Hunger Site was the first online activism site on the Web. To date more that 200 million visitors have given more than 300 million cups of staple food.

The staple food funded by The Hunger Site is paid for by site sponsors and is distributed to those in need by Mercy Corps and America's Second Harvest. 100% of funding from sponsor banner advertising goes to our charity partners. Funds are split between these organizations and go to the aid of hungry people in over 74 countries, including those in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.

With over 3.5 million unique visitors each month, The Hunger Site has become one of the most trafficked sites on the Internet. Its grassroots popularity has been recognized with prestigious Web awards in the activism category -- the 2000 Cool Site of the Year Award and the People's Voice winner at the 2000 Webby Awards.

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About America's Second Harvest

America's Second Harvest is the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States. Annually, they distribute more than one billion pounds of donated food and grocery product, supporting approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies and the operation of over 94,000 food programs that provide food assistance to more than 26 million hungry Americans, including eight million children and four million seniors each year. 99.3% of all donations received by America's Second Harvest go directly towards feeding hungry people.

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About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps stands by families in the worldwide fight against hunger by delivering lifesaving food shipments during global emergencies and helping communities find lasting solutions to poverty and oppression. Every year, the agency helps more than six million people in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, Central America and the Middle East.

Known and respected internationally for its quick response to crisis, over 91% of Mercy Corps' resources go directly to people in need.

In addition to critical emergency aid, Mercy Corps partners with local organizations and communities through innovative programs that ensure long-term food security. In particular, Mercy Corps' micro-credit programs enable poor families to start or expand small businesses, increasing their household income so they can afford more nutritious food and better health care.

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About the owners of The Hunger Site

Long-time environmental activists, Tim Kunin and Greg Hesterberg met at the University of Michigan while working on the Michigan Bottle Bill ballot campaign in 1976. In the late 1990s, they recognized that broad consumer-adoption of the Internet offered a new opportunity to raise funds for good causes, which led them to found, LLC, a cause-related shopping portal. As enthusiastic supporters of The Hunger Site, they realized the power of providing busy Internet users with a fast, free and easy way to make a difference and launched to give people the means to support wilderness preservation efforts worldwide.

Tim Kunin is a life long lover of wilderness, who has canoed and hiked for thousands of miles in the United States, Canada, and Patagonia. He started working for environmental causes at the University of Michigan, where he walked 200 miles across the state, to publicize the need for recycling.

Greg Hesterberg was chairman of two statewide consumer and environmental organizations (MaryPIRG and PIRGIM), while in college. After 20 years running a successful publishing firm, Greg enjoys finding innovative ways to make the world a better place.

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