Why should I donate free food to
The Hunger Site?
Well, because it’s FREE, fast and it’s easy to do. Oh, and did I say it was FREE?
The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need; the eradication of world hunger. Since its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism, helping to feed the world’s hungry and food insecure. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the yellow “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button. To date, more that 200 million visitors have given more than 300 million cups of staple food. Its grassroots popularity has been recognized with 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.
The staple food funded by clicks at The Hunger Site is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to those in need by Mercy Corps and Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest). 100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to our charitable 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.
In 2007, visitor clicks funded 49,612,616 cups of food — up from the year before by almost 2 million cups!
Visitors who made a purchase at The Hunger Site store funded an additional 4,025,225 cups of food.
All together, in 2007, your caring actions at The Hunger Site funded a total of 53,637,841 cups of food to the hungry.