Red Basket is teaming up with WoodmenLife during Hunger Action Month in September to bring awareness to hunger issues and raise money for causes that fight hunger. Hunger Action Month is a month dedicated to asking everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, and several organizations across the country are using Red Basket to do just that!
Recently the Chesterfield Food Bank in Chester, VA used Red Basket to raise over $5,000 for their Food on the Move program, an initiative to provide lunches to school-aged children during the summer months. Before raising money on Red Basket, Food on the Move was delivering meals in a large tractor trailer that was not only hard to maneuver but also very costly to operate. With the $5,000 raised via Red Basket, the organization was able to purchase a van, enabling them to more easily deliver food to children in need in their community.
Other hunger fighting causes, such as soup kitchens, food pantries and school backpack programs that feed hungry students, are using Red Basket to recruit volunteers and raise money. These organizations have benefited from the exposure they’ve received for their causes through Red Basket as well as benefiting from the ease of sharing their stories and collecting donations online.
Angie Hatton, WoodmenLife Community Outreach Manager in the Kentucky West Region, is spearheading several projects that fight hunger. “For Hunger Action Month we’re utilizing Red Basket to support local causes that our WoodmenLife Chapters care about,” said Hatton. “By sponsoring the causes through the chapters, we’re getting members excited about Red Basket and fighting hunger.” So far in 2015, Red Basket has published 23 fundraising campaigns that support causes related to fighting hunger and raised over $9,200 for these causes.
If you’d like to support a hunger related cause, click here to see how you can make a difference through Red Basket. Or if you’d like to raise money or recruit volunteers for your own hunger fighting cause – or another community improvement project – click here!
All of the hunger fighting causes on Red Basket remind us of our tagline, “Tiny deeds. Tremendous good.” By working together, all of our tiny deeds truly will add up to tremendous good!