Did you know...
Over 81% of local food pantry users earn less than $1000 per month. (www.lacrossehtf.org)
The School District of La Crosse WI, the largest public school district (6918 students) served by the Hunger Task Force, reported on its website in the fall of 2010 that 44.1% of its students were receiving free/reduced priced meals. (www.lacrossehtf.org)
The Winona Food Shelf of Winona, MN distributed 508,577 lbs. of food to 968 households in 2011*36.4% of students in Winona County receive free or reduced meals. (www.HungerFreeMN.org)
Empty Bowls Clarksville serves Loaves & Fishes and Urban Ministries Grace Assistance Food Pantry, two Clarksville, TN non-profit organizations dedicated to fighting hunger. (www.emptybowlsclarksville.org)
1 in 4 children in East Texas are at-risk of hunger. (www.easttexasfoodbank.org)
Let's work together and Swipe Away Hunger from your community!
Use your Altra Debit Card anywhere on World Hunger Day, May 28th, and Altra Federal Credit Union will donate $1.00 (up to $5,000) to hunger organizations in the communities we serve.* The first $2,500 will be divided equally between five organizations in our community! The second $2,500 will be allocated based on your votes. Choose your charity Here!
*Donations will be withdrawn from member accounts on Friday, May 30. Donations will be sent to the charity that was selected in the voting. If there are not sufficient funds in a member's account to cover the donation, the donation will not be withdrawn. Altra will donate $1.00 per debit card purchase up to a maximum of $5,000. $500 will be divided equally between the following charities: The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse WI, the East Texas Food Bank of Tyler, Texas, Empty Bowls of Clarksville, TN, Winona Volunteer Services of Winona, MN, and Channel 1 of Rochester, MN. Votes will determine remaining $2500 distribution. When voting, the option to donate an additional amount to the charity of your choice will be available. One day only: May 28, 2014.