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Norman W.

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Review for Canning Hunger Inc, Brea, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Board Member