As many of you know, a few years ago, I started making cheesecakes for a few friends during the holiday season. One thing evolved into another, and before I knew it, I was baking cheesecakes as part of a joint effort with Feeding America. Goal: Eradicate hunger and food insecurity in the United States of America.
This year, Minesh and I would like to make our first donation in honor of a dear friend, who recently passed, Mr. Bill Delano. He is father to an invaluable friend of mine, an incredibly intelligent, always interested and inclusive family man, and a supportive cheerleader to those around him. We will miss you, Uncle Bill.
My deepest gratitude to all of you who have contributed to this campaign in the past few years. I would also like to highlight two of my most supportive donors, who are not only incredibly generous, but who have adopted Feeding America into their giving routine periodically throughout the year: Mrs. Jan Johnson and Mr. Colin Johnson - sincere thanks to you, from the bottom of my heart!
Our achievement and progress as a community are dependant on ensuring that all people are healthy, and equipped with the opportunity to succeed. An astonishing number of Americans do not know where their next meal will come from. Millions of children will suffer, in a multitude of ways, due to poor nutrition. This solvable crisis will have decades of impact on our society.
I highly encourage you to peruse the Feeding America website. It displays the multi-faceted nature of this epidemic, and also relates detailed, staggering statistics. Learn about the programs Feeding America has developed, based on the specific needs of individual communities. Charity Navigator has awarded Feeding America 4/4 stars. 98% of your donation goes directly to those in need.
For those of you who would like to make a generous donation to Feeding America, kindly do so, right here on this page. Simply click DONATE NOW, above the goal meter. This year, I am going to give the cheesecakes a little rest, while I come up with a new and improved idea, to express my gratitude!
Many of you continue to contribute throughout the year, and your generosity has gone far beyond even this small campaign of mine. If you are so inclined, please consider making your donation here on this page, so that we can reach our new donation goal together. In the spirit of giving, donations from anywhere in the world are welcome, of course. Please feel free to forward this link to your friends and family.
All contributions are processed in the same way, are tax-deductible, and go 100% towards Feeding America's common goal.
(If you make a donation, please forward your receipt to me, so that I can also track it: email@example.com)
I encourage all who view this page to join in the joy and gratification of helping others, as part of a collaborative team. I thank you for considering this page in order to help your fellow human beings.
PS - No donation is too large or too small. And, of course, all corporate matching gifts are like delicious icing on the cake!