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Canning Hunger Inc

Rating: 3.67 stars   6 reviews 939


407 W Imperial Hwy Ste H313 Brea CA 92821 USA


The mission of Canning Hunger is to motivate, recruit, train, equip, and deploy a network of individuals and organizations to join us in the fight against hunger in America. Canning Hunger is a national organization dedicated to the local community. Our network of thousands of individuals and organizations has resulted in millions of meals for hungry kids and their families in all 50 states. Canning Hunger supports food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, recovery homes, and other organizations that serve the poor and needy.

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to join us in the fight against hunger in America.

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motivatong, recruiting, training, equiping, and deploying a network of individuals and organizations


Canning Hunger thru Neighborhood Connections, Box of Love, Hometeam Volunteers & Curbing Hunger

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I founded Canning Hunger in 1992 and have been blessed to be a part of its history and watch it grow. Canning Hunger has spread to all 50 states and has had over 300,000 people join us in the fight against hunger in America. In addition to providing millions of meals throughout the years, we have one of the largest single Thanksgiving feeding projects in the country called "Box of Love". The tens of thousands of people who participate in "Box of Love"provide meals for over 50,000 families during the holidays.

Our dual approach to serving the hunger issue includes "giving a person a fish and feed them for a day and teaching a person to fish and feeding them for a lifetime". To that end we have developed a program call "Home Team Volunteers" that annually provides over 50,000 on the job training days for men and women in transitional living homes recovering from drugs, alcohol, and other life issues.

These individuals work as volunteers for our corporate partners during their programming. When they graduate nearly every one of them is qualified for employment. The donations produced by their volunteerism has allowed Canning Hunger to provide nearly 24 million dollars to help fight hunger and to keep the men and women on track from dependency to independent living.

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3 people found this review helpful

During my association with canning hunger, I learned both sides of the story. As an addict in recovery, and a budding believer in Christ I was able to get a food handlers card, and learn valuable customer service skills. We worked venues in San Diego, Orange County, and LA. The money went directly into the sober livings that got so many of us back on track. Each and every one of the workers in those booths are working either to rebuild theirs or someone elses lives. Scam? I think not. When you go to a sporting event, concert, Monster Truck or Motorcycle race; the snack bar server very well be someone from Canning hunger.

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2 people found this review helpful

I have been helped by this group in countless ways, not only with learning how to work again but in receiving boxes of food to help me survive getting back on my feet after losing my job several years ago. We wouldn't have survived with out their help.

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9 people found this review helpful

This group is a complete scam.

Raises money for the telemarketer "Dr. Norman Whan", who has been involved with telemarketing/fundraising for a variety of self-described ministries or churches in Orange County. They are now expanding, and targeting wealthy neighborhoods in San Diego County to increase their collections. Their non-profit filings on their website, and their website in general, are inadequate and out of date.

They currently pretend to "paint curbs" , and then return to ask money for "volunteer" work performed. They do not have permission to do so, in general are not desired in the neighborhoods, and may be a front for further criminal activities in the targeted neighborhoods.

You have been warned.

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9 people found this review helpful

The charity states that it feeds one million people annually. If you break that down my dividing 12 into 1,000,000 you have 83,333 people per month. There are 22 working days per month that a charity would have people working to pass out food. Now divide 22 into 83,333 and you have 3,787 people per day that are being given food. When Cunning Hunger has one food bank location in the City of Brea and only operates in Southern California. The charity makes claims that are not supported by the facts of what it actually does.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Canning Hunger provides great opportunities for individuals, churches, schools, businesses, and other community organizations to help people in need in their own community. From food drives to Thanksgiving feeding projects to developing a food route in your own neighborhood, Canning Hunger makes it convenient and effective for you to help others in your own community. visit them at www.canninghunger.org or call them at 714-990-9234.

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