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A New Way To Feed The Hungry: Pr...

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:21pm

A New Way To Feed The Hungry: Project Oatmeal ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Your life will flourish when it is filled with gratitude and giving. As we take time to be aware of and give thanks for the many blessings we receive our days are filled and joyful.

In New York City alone, more than one million people are hungry, including nearly 350,000 children and more than 140,000 senior citizens. there are few better ways to help feed them than by providing oatmeal. At the top of the "most desired" food list, oatmeal is highly nutritious, light to transport (since it expands with water or milk), inexpensive and has a long shelf life. It is also a breakfast food, (often most desired), helps lower cholesterol and is healthy for children.

"Project Oatmeal" helps provide oatmeal for NY's only food rescue program, City Harvest, to distribute to its contacts at more than 600 emergency food shelters throughout the five boroughs of NYC. The food agencies then put that oatmeal directly into the hands of the hungry within a few days -- sometimes within a few hours--of receiving it. Project Oatmeal has cut a deal with Krasdale Foods (in the Bronx) to supply oatmeal at only $1.66 per 42 ounce cannister, which comes out to just 16 cents a meal. For a donation of just $1.66 you can provide over 10 meals immediately to help the hungry in NYC.

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