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    Family-to-Family Family-to-Family Presentation Transcript

    • Hunger
Free
Communi-es
 Humanize
Hunger
 Accelerate
Local
Ac-on
 5/24/10

    • History
In
the
fall
of
2002,
The
New
York
Times
ran
a
series
of
ar-cles
on
 poverty
in
the
U.S.

One
ar-cle
described
the
town
of
Pembroke,
Illinois,
a
 community
so
poor
that
some
houses
had
dirt
floors
and
there
were
-res
on
 many
roofs
to
keep
them
from
blowing
away.

Pam
Koner,
a
Westchester,
New
 York
mom
and
entrepreneur,
read
that
ar-cle
and
felt
compelled
to
help.


 Koner
contacted
an
outreach
worker
in
Pembroke
with
the
simple
idea
of
 linking
families
she
knew
with
“more”
to
families
with
less,
and
was
given
the
 names
of
17
of
the
neediest
Pembroke
families.

She
then
convinced
16
friends
 and
neighbors
to
join
her,
and
they
each
began
sending
monthly
boxes
of
food
 (and
leYers)
to
“their”
matched
families.

Family‐to‐Family
was
born.


17
 families
soon
grew
to
60…
and
a]er
a
flurry
of
media
exposure
(including
 coverage
by
CBS News,
The New York Times,
Oprah Magazine,
People Magazine
 and
Reader’s Digest),
60
families
grew
to
over
750
linked
families
across
the
U.S.


 hYp://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/05/14/cnnheroes.pam.koner/#cnnSTCVideo
 5/24/10

    • History
2009
at
a
Glance

 Today
Family‐to‐Family
serves
impoverished
families
in
Arkansas,
Illinois,
 Indiana,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Michigan,
Mississippi,
New
Mexico,
New
 York,
South
Dakota,
&
West
Virginia.

 More
than
2,100
children
and
adults
currently
receive
food
each
month
from
 Family‐to‐Family’s
dona-ng
families.
 Our
over
1,700
dona-ng
family
members
currently
come
from
32
states.
 Annual
dona-ons
for
the
purchase
of
food
for
individual
families
total
 approximately
$157,000.
F‐to‐F
currently
supplies
families
in
need
with
180,000
 meals
annually,
and
has
supplied
over
1,118,500
meals
since
we
began.
 The
first
interna-onal
model
of
Family‐to‐Family,
opened
in
2007
in
Kampala,
 Uganda,
serving
children
and
families
devastated
by
the
AIDS/HIV
epidemic
 .
 5/24/10

    • How
it
works….

 FOOD
BOXES
 Food
banks
and
supplemental
food
services
programs
o]en
dry
up
before
the
 end
of
each
month.

In
response
to
this
crisis,
each
month,
member
families
 across
the
U.S.
each
pack
a
box
filled
with
7
days
worth
of
non‐perishable
 dinner‐type
foods,
include
a
non‐food
essen-al
(e.g.
warm
winter
gloves,

paper
 goods
or
over
the
counter
medica-ons),
and
seal
it
with
a
leYer
to
their
 sponsored
family.

The
box
packed
by
mom,
dad
and
kids
is
shipped
to
a
 community
outreach
worker
in
the
receiving
community
who
ensures
that
it
is
 delivered
to
the
specific
family
in
need
which
it
is
intended
for.
Families
are
 matched
whenever
possible
by
the
number
and
ages
of
children.
There
are
 limited
middle
men,
Family‐to‐Family
pulls
the
veil
of
anonymity
and
shame
off
 hunger,
and
reduces
administra-ve
costs.

 A
key
aspect
of
the
program
is
leYer
wri-ng;
sponsoring
and
sponsored
families
 exchange
leYers,
crea-ng
a
personal
connec-on
between
them
that
provides
 hope
and
inspira-on.


 


 5/24/10

    • How
it
works….

 


 CYBER‐SPONSORSHIP
 Donor
families
sign
up
on
our
website
(www.famtofamily.org)
to
sponsor
a
 family
online
choosing
a
family
from
one
of
five
U.S.
communi-es.

$31
a
month
 is
deducted
from
their
credit
card
and
100%
of
the
funds
(minus
the
approx.
$1
 transac-on
fee
we
are
charged
by
PayPal)
are
used
to
purchase
groceries
locally
 for
“their”
specific
family.

An
on
the
ground
community
worker
receives
the
 funds
and
shops
for
the
local
families
which
also
encourage
local
economic
 development.
As
with
the
food
box
model,
sponsoring
and
sponsored
families
 are
encouraged
to
exchange
leYers
or
emails
regularly.

Donors
are
also
 encouraged
to
send
non‐food
essen-als
along
with
a
gently
used
children’s
 book,
clothing,
etc.
to
their
sponsored
family
every
month.

 .
 5/24/10

    • OUR
SUPPLEMENTAL
PROGRAMS
are
aimed
at
providing
impoverished
families
with
 a
connec-on
to
the
world
outside
their
limited
community,
with
hope
for
the
future,
 and
a
leg
up
out
of
poverty:
 Victory
Garden
Project
–
a
way
to
help
families
rise
out
of
poverty
and
into
self‐ sufficiency
by
teaching
the
skills
needed
to
grow
and
can
fruits
and
vegetables
and
 to
farm
chickens.

Families
are
mentored
and
supplied
with
seeds
and
chickens;
a]er
 they
complete
a
growing
season
they
in
turn
become
mentors
to
other
families.
 Seeds
for
Change
–
A
seed
drive
to
keep
families
in
our
receiving
communi-es
 supplied
with
fruit
and
vegetable
seeds.
Donors
purchase
seeds
online
or
in
stores
 and
send
them
to
Family‐to‐Family;
we
then
distribute
them
to
our
community
 outreach
partners
for
distribu-on.

 10,000
Families
Strong
Campaign
–
a
registry
of
poten-al
donors
that
receive
regular
 updates
about
F‐to‐F
and
our
campaign
to
link
families
with
“more”
to
families
with
 “profoundly
less”.

10,000
Families
Strong
registered
families
are
donors
available
to
 help
Family‐to‐Family
extend
its
reach
as
our
list
of
families
in
need
grows.
 5/24/10

    • What’s
Next:
 Family‐to‐Family
is
working
to
expand
the
on
the
ground
coordina-on
of
connec-ng
 more
donor
families
with
the
local
food
banks,
community
grocery
store
purchases
 and
personalized
delivery
through
schools
and
pick
up
of
food
dona-ons
with
local
 food
banks
 Family‐to‐Family
is
seeking
to
expand
the
Victory
Garden
program
to
provide
fresh
 and
self
sustaining
food
programs
to
the
most
impoverish
communi-es
they
serve
–
 working
with
community
supported
agricultural
programs,
local
municipali-es
for
 vacant
open
space
and
schools
is
currently
being
explored.
 Family‐to‐Family
will
be
re‐launching
its
website
with
a
“KIVA”
style
online
giving
 program
that
will
be
able
to
beYer
measure
the
success
of
direct
to
donor
programs
 around
food
deprived
communi-es
 5/24/10

    • What
we
are
seeking:
 Family‐to‐Family
is
seeking
to
expand
its
rela-onship
with
Feeding
America
and
 Share
Our
Strength
by
delivering
a
partnership
with
an
exis-ng
“donor
to
recipient”
 program
that
is
proving
to
be
innova-ve,
collabora-ve
and
knowledgeable.


The
 Family‐to‐Family
exis-ng
“Army
of
Davids”
is
ready
to
roll‐out
a
collabora-ve
 program
that
personalizes
the
issues
of
solving
hunger
in
America.


 Family‐to‐Family
has
numerous
exis-ng
program
that
take
the
veil
off
the
anonymity
 of
hunger,
connects
individual
donors
with
individuals
who
are
food
deprived
and
 thereby
crea-ng
an
emo-onal
connec-on
with
ongoing
personalized
solu-ons
for
all
 involved.
 www.family‐to‐family.org
 5/24/10