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Giving Tuesday Partnership
To provide One MILLION Meals!
The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving comes after a long weekend of consuming. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday offer us an opportunity to bless our loved ones with gifts. Giving Tuesday presents a palate‐cleansing time to think of those in need. This year, Better Banks is partnering with Midwest Food Bank’s Tender Mercies meal program.
Tender Mercies meals are a delicious low‐cost, high‐nutrition packaged meal produced at Midwest Food Bank. It consists of rice, beans, fortified soy protein and chicken flavored seasoning and is packaged at Midwest Food Bank and distributed to our partnering agencies to give to the hungry. It costs only 15¢ per meal. One million people can be fed for only $150,000.
But we're not doing this alone. Generous donors have pledged to match the funds that are raised for Midwest Food Bank on Giving Tuesday up to $75,000! This means your donation will have double the impact. So, for Midwest Food Bank to reach our goal of $150,000 for One Million Meals, we will need to raise $75,000 on Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019.
We will be collecting money at all Better Banks branch locations throughout the month of November, and donating it to Midwest Food Bank on the 3rd. Or if you'd like, you can contribute directly to Midwest Food Bank at midwestfoodbank.org
Together, we can do this.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end‐of‐year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a global movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.