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12 February 2009 @ 02:05 am
Lose Weight, Feed Others!  

I randomly came across this website, which is a site where you can put your weight loss to great use! 

For every pound you lose between whenever you register and 5/5/09, Pound for Pound will donate 10 cents to Feeding America, which is enough to provide one pound of food to a local food bank

Here is some information about Feed America:

"Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank Network) is the nation’s leading domestic charitable hunger-relief organization. It provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive.

Feeding America’s network of more than 200 member food banks supports approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies operating more than 70,000 programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, Kids Cafes, BackPack programs, and senior centers.

Each year, the Feeding America network provides assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

As part of the Pound For Pound Challenge, Feeding America will use the funds donated to help secure and distribute groceries to its network of local food banks through both national and local efforts."

Once you register, you'll be able to access links that'll tell you other ways to help raise money for local food banks (sch as mailing in box tabs and such).  You'll also have links to exercise/diet tips from Biggest Loser and Eat Better America.

Just another motivation to shed those extra pounds!