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The Hunger Site launched in June of 1999. It was the brainchild of a private citizen from Indiana, with the purpose of helping to alleviate world hunger. Creative use of the internet meant that a simple daily click of the button would give funding - paid for by the site's sponsors - to the United Nations World Food Programme.
"Clicking the button on The Hunger Site is a way to trade a few seconds of your time to help complete strangers. Because thousands of people click daily, we are able to improve the lives of millions over time."
-- Tim Kunin, co-owner and CEO of The Hunger Site
In the first nine months, the site funded more than nine million pounds of food for the hungry - an astonishing feat. Eventually the site became too large for one man to manage, and in 2000 The Hunger Site was sold to GreaterGood.com, which today operates as the GreaterGood family of websites.
Since then, hundreds of millions of people from around the world have clicked and shopped to make a difference, funding more than 852,423,191 cups of food. In addition to 100 percent of sponsor advertising fees, a portion of every sale in the suite of GreaterGood stores goes to charity.
The Hunger Site continues its ambitious goal to harness the power of the Internet for good, uniting people around the world to form an online community devoted to the eradication of hunger.
The Hunger Site is the flagship site in GreaterGood's family of cause-related sites, which includes The Breast Cancer Site, The Autism Site, The Veterans Site, The Diabetes Site, The Literacy Site, The Rainforest Site, and The Animal Rescue Site.
Each site is focused on a specific need, and allows supporters to benefit leading charities with simple, everyday online actions. Clicking to give and shopping to give more fund established nonprofit organizations that implement vital programs and initiatives.