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News Community CareNet participating in $1 million giveaway to fight hunger

For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it to help them raise funds this March and April.

CareNet has been a beneficiary of a portion of these funds for the past several years due to the monetary and food donations from our generous community and supporters throughout Macon County.

The more donations made to CareNet - from March 1 to April 30 – the more Feinstein challenge money the agency will receive. Many agencies nationwide who have participated in past years have increased their donations two or three times their usual returns this time of the year.

Only donations or pledges received through April 30, from use of the Feinstein challenge, are counted. These donations can include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1.00 per item or pound) or pledges.

It is the intention of The Feinstein Foundation to proportionately divide $1,000,000 in grants among all charitable agencies complying with the guidelines. Typically the minimum amount a charitable organization will receive is a grant of $250 and the maximum is $35,000.

Feinstein’s past annual spring $1 million challenges to fight hunger raised over $1.5 billion for hunger-fighting agencies and houses of worship nationwide helping the needy. Agencies should tell their donors that their donation toward this campaign makes them partners in the most successful ongoing effort ever to fight hunger; that is something they can truly take pride in.

A full report of the results of this 2013 Challenge will be posted at in July.

About Alan Shawn Feinstein

Alan Shawn Feinstein, founder of the Feinstein Foundation, is a nationally known philanthropist and humanitarian. He has made an indelible impact on American education and public service that has spread throughout the country.

Since 1996, he has dedicated his full time to philanthropic endeavors, focusing on the advancement of public service and the alleviation of hunger. He founded the World Hunger Program at Brown University, the first university center to study and try to end the causes of hunger, launched the World Hunger Brigade, a program which encourages middle school students to study hunger and design programs to fight it, the Feinstein International Famine Center at Tufts University which carries out projects designed to help reduce hunger in countries around the world, and the Center for a Hunger Free America at the University of Rhode Island.

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