Help Give Back to End Hunger

Did you know visits to local food shelves have increased 166% since 2000? It's time to work together and decrease this number, and this year it's even easier to do so through The Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN) and Foodsby's initiative.

Recently named Minnesota’s ‘Number 1 Hunger Fighter’ by GuideStar, EFN’s mission includes a promise to deliver healthy food choices to those in need. Their Baskets of Hope program provides a nutritious holiday meal featuring meat, potatoes and other vegetables, and even dessert for families. This season, with Foodsby’s help, EFN is projecting more than 5,200 baskets will be distributed to families in need. 

Foodbsy, an online network that builds lunch programs for suburban office workers with popular local restaurants, is donating $1 for every order placed at Foodsby.com and $250 for every office location that joins their service and gets 50 employees signed up through December 23. 

Foodsby began its donation efforts on November 18, and has already been able to collect enough to provide a daily meal for 165 families of 4 for one week. There's still two weeks left of this initiative to provide enough support to help a large number of families this holiday season and beyond. Together, we can all help. Here's how:

1. Go to www.foodsby.com/efn
2. Type your office address in the search bar
3. Add your email address to join your location
4. Send invites to colleagues to reach the 50 person goal for a $250 donation

It's free to sign up on Foodsby, and restaurants look for a minimum of 50 people to join each office’s Foodsby page. This is because Foodsby works with restaurants that typically don’t deliver individual meals, and they need multiple orders per delivery for it to be sustainable.

Let's all rally together for the cause and see what we can do to give back to those in need this holiday season. After all, you're helping by doing what you already do: eat food. 

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