Jun 24, 2013:
Mercy Corps provides emergency relief in times of disaster and then works with communities impacted to restore farms and food security. Learn more about their programs in Sudan with this video.
May 24, 2013:
While relief has come for many in the Horn of Africa, people in the region and aid workers around the world fear that the next cycle of drought and famine could deal a devastating blow to families and livelihoods.
Jan 7, 2013:
GreaterGood's e-commerce websites paid for 4.3 million cups of food for food banks and international relief efforts while The Hunger Site's "Click Here To Give" program funded 38.4 million cups of food.
Nov 8, 2012:
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) in Hillside provided shelter to employees and their families after Superstorm Sandy knocked out their power -- and kept shipping 100,000 lbs of food a day to those in need.
May 18, 2012:
RefugePoint, formerly known as Mapendo International, began in 2005 to provide lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees. Many of their programs focus on women, children and urban refugees.
May 14, 2012:
Approximately one in eight children dies before the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa – but new study out this week suggests that the Millennium Villages Project could reduce childhood deaths.
Apr 30, 2012:
When Renae Adam and Kristin Johnson worked in Ghana as part of the US Peace Corps, they collaborated on many projects designed to empower women. Today, they continue this work as the nonprofit Women In Progress.
Mar 9, 2012:
In 2011, GreaterGood.org supported Mercy Corps' immediate and long-term efforts following Japan’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This charitable partner continues their work in the region.
Feb 23, 2012:
Veteran Homestead Inc provides a true home for veterans at facilities throughout the Northeast and, also, in Puerto Rico. Watch this video to learn more about their Training Center in Gardner, Massachusetts.
Feb 21, 2012:
United Nations Ambassodor Against Hunger Howard G. Buffett and Feeding America President and CEO Vicki Escarra responded to Wall Street Journal article entitled The Myth of the Starving Americans by noting that Feeding America feeds 5.7 million Americans "each and every week."
Jan 5, 2012:
GreaterGood.org grants for hunger relief were evenly split into three main areas: support of domestic food banks, international relief efforts, and long-term programs seeking to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.
Jan 4, 2012:
In an expansion of grants directed at fighting hunger and poverty, GreaterGood.org supported the efforts of several charities to provide meals, housing, and employment counseling for military families in their communities.
Dec 12, 2011:
A grandmother raising her grandchildren alone received help from the Backpack Program -- learn how this Feeding America initiative is helping kids through the holidays and throughout the year
Oct 16, 2011:
"The GreaterGood Network proves every day that individuals making even a small donation or taking a quick action can dramatically impact the lives of others." Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer.
Sep 19, 2011:
As a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, a New York group was able to leverage both regional and national resources to assist with relief efforts following Hurricane Irene.
Sep 19, 2011:
Throughout the four-county region in Pennsylvania served by the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, approximately 6,500 homes and several hundred businesses sustained flood damage in the aftermath of storms.
Jul 18, 2011:
With help from Mercy Corps and Peace Winds, the Ofunato fish market reopened for business this summer. Not only can residents again receive fresh seafood, but the businesses depending on the market can get people back to work.
Jun 21, 2011:
"On behalf of Feeding America, I would like to congratulate The Hunger Site for their 12 years of exceptional commitment to helping those who are less fortunate," said Vicki Escarra, President and CEO of Feeding America. "It is because of partners like The Hunger Site that we are able to reach more people facing hunger each year."
Jun 15, 2011:
The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest countries in the world. Large,, landlocked and sparsely populated, the United Nations Development Programme ranked CAR second-to-last – 178 out of 179 countries – on its 2008 Human Development Index.
Jun 1, 2011:
GreaterGood.org announced today that more than $11,000 has been awarded to Ozarks Food Harvest to help fund emergency and recovery response in areas most affected by tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri.
Apr 7, 2011:
Visitors to The GreaterGood Network of websites contributed more than $100,000 in March to Mercy Corps' rescue efforts in Japan. Those contributions were delivered to Mercy Corps within days of collection.
Mar 25, 2011:
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that 261,000 people are still taking refuge in evacuation centers. About 760,000 people do not have access to water and 216,000 households are without electricity.
Mar 14, 2011:
Longtime charitable partner Mercy Corps has joined an international response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Mercy Corps will work with Peace Winds, which already has teams on the ground to provide assistance for survivors.
Jan 25, 2011:
In January, GreaterGood.org gave $456,000 to 85 charities operating around the world to alleviate hunger and poverty, to provide health services to those suffering from cancer and to vulnerable children, to support education and literacy programs, to preserve rainforests and other vital wildlife habitats, and to fund protection and care for animals living in shelters and sanctuaries.
Dec 29, 2010:
The Women's Bean Project produces salsa mixes, spice rubs, gift baskets, baking mixes and much more in the former Fire Station #10 in Denver, providing valuable job training to homeless women.
Sep 20, 2010:
In September, GreaterGood.org directed funding to help victims of the Pakistan floods to Mercy Corps for humanitarian relief and International Fund for Animal Welfare for care of animals.
Jul 7, 2010:
In 2010, the Dafur Stoves Project was able to lower their costs. Formerly, the Berkeley Darfur Stove would cost $30. Now it only takes $20 to provide a family with a highly efficient stove.