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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • Long Beach is the sixth leading adult poverty city
    • Long Beach has the largest childhood poverty within the county of Los Angeles
    • Twelve million American children experience hunger each year
    • Hunger in the United States has grown an estimated 40% since 1985
    • With 40,000 under the age of one dying
  • 4.
    • It started with an idea 16 years ago while Arlene Mercer made her commute to and from work
    • Idea:
      • “ Someone should do something”
      • “ Maybe I can do something”
    • From that Idea… the concept grew
  • 5.
    • Food Finder’s goal is to alleviate hunger and minimize food waste
  • 6.
    • Today, we feed 50,000 meals a day
    • Since our inception, we have collected 40 million pounds of food
    • Nourishing food is provided to 200 recipient agencies
  • 7.
    • Grocery stores
    • Bakeries
    • Catering Companies
    • Produce Companies
    • Banquet Facilities
    • Restaurants
    • Can Food Drives from various companies
    • And other food providing companies
  • 8.
    • Help sort food
    • Pick up food
    • Work designated schedules
    • Help distribute food
    • Deliver food to recipient agencies
    • Help as clerical support
    • Help at Finders Keepers Store
  • 9.
    • The majority of revenue comes from In-Kind Donations and matching funds
    • Food Finders goal is to increase food distribution and meet current costs though grants and donations
  • 10. Shelters
  • 11. Senior Centers
  • 12. Homeless Services
  • 13. Faith Based Organizations
  • 14.