It’s here! The #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy has officially launched!
For the month of November, Food Recovery Network’s national team and chapters nationwide are rallying together in a whirlwind of online and in-person fundraising to support our continued efforts to fight waste and feed people.
Here’s what you need to know:
What is GivingTuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Falling on December 1st this year, Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate generosity after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
What is the #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy?
The #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy is Giving Tuesday with FRN flair. It’s a month-long, student-driven fundraising extravaganza. This year, our goal is to raise $20,000 (#20Kin30days) to support our existing chapters and to help create new ones.
Since FRN’s founding in 2011, we have grown to more than 150 chapters in 39 states and recovered nearly one million pounds of surplus food. Think about it. One million pounds of food that would have gone to landfills instead went to the bellies of hungry Americans.
This is especially significant given forty percent of food produced in the United States goes to waste while one in six Americans doesn’t know where his or her next meal will come from.
Our $20,000 #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy goal isn’t really about $20,000. It’s about making sure our existing chapters have the resources to sustain themselves. It’s about creating new chapters and expanding FRN’s presence to all 50 states. It’s about recovering that next million pounds.
Here's how YOU can help us reach our #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy goals:
- Make a donation on our Piggybackr page
- Follow Food Recovery Network on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts and Tweets about the #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy
- Find your local FRN chapter and be sure to attend any events they are hosting!
And don’t forget to spread the word using #GivingTuesday #FRNdzy on social media!