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GreaterGood Gives $27,000 to Food Banks in Flooded Areas


Seattle, WA, May 27, 2011 --(PR.com)-- GreaterGood.org announced today that it sent $27,000 in May for humanitarian relief to the Mississippi Food Network, the Mid-South Food Bank, and the Bay Area Food Bank. All three organizations are dealing with the aftermath of floods or tornadoes in their region.

 Donations to these food banks were made possible through the Gifts That Give More[tm] program at The Hunger Site, a member of The GreaterGood Network. The program allows visitors to the website to make an online donation to a charity or a program to end hunger that most appeals to them. 100% of all donations received are distributed to charity by the nonprofit GreaterGood.org.

The Mississippi Food Network serves 56 counties. Currently, they are working with agencies in a number of flood impacted areas and coordinating food distribution in Jackson, Vicksburg, Greenville, and Port Gibson.

The Mid-South Food Bank in Tennessee has been providing disaster relief for 31-county service area impacted by floods and tornadoes, including getting food and supplies to emergency shelters, local food pantries, soup kitchens, and other agencies providing meals and/or food to those affected by these natural disasters. For those returning to devastated homes, Mid-South Food Bank provides cleaning supplies, paper products, personal care items, and other non-food items needed.

When tornadoes hit Alabama on May 4, the Bay Area Food Bank, which is based in Theodore, responded with two mobile pantries that distributed more than 15,000 pounds in Choctaw County. Additional distributions were made in Clarke and Washington Counties. The food bank also loaned their tractor trailer, driver, and a 24-foot refrigerated box trailer to assist with relief efforts in Tucaloosa and outlying communities. They continue to expect increased calls for their services as the area rebuilds following the tornadoes.

The word’s oldest “Click to Give” website, The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com) began in 1999 and is the flagship site of The GreaterGood Network. Since The Hunger Site’s inception, millions of people worldwide have clicked on the homepage’s yellow button or shopped at The Hunger Site’s store, where every purchase made creates an extra donation for the site’s charity partners.

More On GreaterGood.org and The GreaterGood Network

GreaterGood.org is a Seattle-based nonprofit that supports projects to alleviate poverty and hunger, promote peace, address cancer and other widespread health problems, foster literacy and provide education, preserve vital habitats in peril, and provide protection and care to vulnerable animals. It works with more than eighty charitable partners throughout the world.

It also handles the distribution of funds received through The GreaterGood Network of websites: The Hunger Site, The Breast Cancer Site, The Animal Rescue Site, The Child Health Site, The Rainforest Site, The Veterans Site, and The Literacy Site.

In 2010, GreaterGood.org’s donations to its charitable partners exceeded $3.4 million.

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