FEED Maryland participating in United Way's DoMore24 Fundraiser

Published: Tue May 15 2018


Food For Everybody Everyday (FEED) will join over 600 nonprofits throughout the Metro area on Thursday, May 17 for Do More 24, the region’s largest online giving day, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA).

Do More 24 will take place during a 24-hour period beginning at 12 noon on May 17 to 12 noon on May 18 and is expected to raise more than $2 million.

FEED is a hunger relief organization that focuses on getting primarily organic and fresh foods to recipients in Maryland and DC. FEED also supplies food to various soup kitchens, churches, and other non-profits to support their hunger relief programs as well. Last year, FEED collected and distributed over 45 tons of food. This year marks FEEDs first year participating in the Do More 24 campaign sponsored by United Way.

Leading up to May 17, FEED will hold a Selfies for Good contest on their Twitter (@feedorg) and Facebook (foodforeverybodyeveryday) pages. Participants are asked to share a selfie of themselves doing a good deed and helping those in need and the org will feature their photo.

Residents throughout the area are more engaged than ever and are looking for ways to make a difference. During Do More 24, the local nonprofit community will come together with an urgent action for area residents to #ReclaimKindness by thinking and giving locally. FEED’s work in the DC Metro area is more important than ever given the budget cuts continuing to have detrimental impact on local organizations, coupled with an increased groundswell in the need for services available to vulnerable populations.

"This year’s Do More 24 campaign is asking the community to think locally and reclaim kindness by donating to one of the hundreds of participating nonprofits ranging from animal welfare to workforce readiness, environmental causes, financial stability, education, homelessness and housing, plus many more," said Rosie Allen Herring, President and Chief Executive Officer for United Way of the National Capital Area. "If there is an issue important to you, there is an organization in your community that needs your support. It’s also the perfect opportunity for families and groups to reclaim kindness together by raising awareness for a local mentoring program, afterschool program or health clinic. We know that this community is up to the challenge, so even a small act of kindness goes a long way, especially during these financially volatile times."

Do More 24 has raised $6 million in the last four years. The support goes directly towards helping organizations throughout the metro area fill holes in their budgets, buy desperately needed new equipment and ultimately serve more people across the region.

To engage with the Do More 24 movement online, please follow United NCA on Facebook and Instagram @unitedwaynca or Twitter @UWNCA.


Do More 24 kicks off Thursday, May 17 at NOON – Friday, May 18 at NOON www.DOMORE24.org.
#UWNCA #DoMore24 #ReclaimKindness

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About Food for Everybody Everyday (FEED)

FEED is a hunger relief organization based in Silver Spring, MD that focuses on getting primarily organic and fresh foods to recipients in DC, MD and VA. FEED also supplies food to various soup kitchens, churches, and other non-profits to support their hunger relief programs as well. For more information about FEED, visit foodforeverybodyeveryday.org or follow FEED on Twitter @FEEDORG.

About United Way of the National Capital Area

United Way of the National Capital Area fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the National Capital community. United Way NCA has been improving lives by creating measurable impact in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties for more than 40 years. For more information about United Way of the National Capital Area, visit UnitedWayNCA.org.
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