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MANNA Foodbank Joins #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. For every new Facebook "LIKE" MANNA Foodbank receives tomorrow, The North Carolina Pork Counsel and the McMichael Family Foundation will each donate $2. MANNA can provide food for 3 meals with each $1 donation. On #GivingTuesday, that means each new "LIKE" is the equivalent of donating food for 12 meals.

The following is a press release from MANNA Food bank:

"MANNA FoodBank joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season,#GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

December 3, 2013 the Tuesday after Thanksgiving #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

On #GivingTuesday, MANNA FoodBank will receive a generous double match from The North Carolina Pork Counsel and the McMichael Family Foundation.  Each organization is pledging $2 for each new facebook like.  This double match will be honored for up to a total donation of $7,000.

This is a great way for everyone to be able to donate this holiday season, said Becky Upham, Communications and Marketing Director at MANNA FoodBank.  MANNA can provide food for 3 meals with each $1 donation.  On #GivingTuesday, that means each new like is the equivalent of donating food for 12 meals. The mission of MANNA FoodBank is to involve, educate and unite people in the work of ending hunger.  MANNAs Facebook page a vital engagement tool for us.

#GivingTuesday is endorsed by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Giving Institute, Giving USA Foundation and InterAction. Charity Navigator, Givewell and GuideStar are serving as Charity Advisors. VolunteerMatch is a volunteer advisor to #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism, said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world."

Click here for more information on #GivingTuesday.

Click here to "LIKE" MANNA Foodbank's Facebook page. 

Click here for more information about MANNA Foodbank.


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