Campaign: #ComcastCaresDay: Volunteering to Make Change

This Food Bank Serves 79 Million Meals a Year — But They Need Your Help

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You might be surprised to learn that a food bank can serve just as many meals as some of America’s leading fast-food chains. Houston Food Bank, for example, served an astounding 79 million meals in its last fiscal year.

There is one big difference, however.

Houston Food Bank served hungry people real, nutritious meals, for free.

The need for healthy meals for the hungry is as vast as the amount of meals the food bank serves, which makes their efforts even more heroic. More than 42 million people do not have enough food in the US, 13 million of whom are children, but this food bank is chipping away steadily at that number.

Red Nose Day, one of Comcast Cares Day’s key partners, knows firsthand the impact of Houston Food Bank’s efforts, and directly supports their incredible efforts. Funds from Red Nose Day focus on programs that specifically address the needs of children who rely on the Food Bank’s support.

Houston Food Bank is now serving 800,000 people, as well as stocking food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, and other agencies.

While they’re already accomplishing great things, there’s still more to do because Houston Food Bank aims to feed 100 million people by 2018.

Global Citizen understands arduous goals, too. We’re campaigning to end poverty and feed the world by 2030. And it’s possible. We start by targeting things like food waste in the EU, and getting world leaders to use their power to end famine in Nigeria, and we never give up.

To reach this collective end goal, Global Citizens of the world must also unite and put the issue of food and hunger first. And on April 22, over 1,000 Comcast Cares Day volunteers will pitch in sorting through thousands of donated goods before they are shipped off to organizations to feed families.

Volunteering is open to all, so sign up to Help Make Change Happen. You can learn more about Houston Food Bank here. And click the "Join Us" button to tell other Global Citizens how you give back to your community.

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