Kansas Rural Center raises money to provide food for the needy

Kansas Rural Center raises money to provide food for the needy

Individual donors raise $10,635; Newman's Own matches with $10,000 to improve food security in most vulnerable areas

The Center for Rural Affairs is pleased to announce it has raised $10,635 in the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Individual donors gave $10,635, and Newman’s Own Foundation provided $10,000 in matching funds.

FOOD FOR NEEDY: The Kansas Rural Center raised more than $10,000 from individual donors which will be matched by the Newman Foundation to proivide food thr those in need.

The Center for Rural Affairs is dedicated to establishing strong rural communities, social and economic justice, environmental stewardship, and genuine opportunity for all while engaging people in decisions that affect the quality of their live and the future of their communities. Funds raised in the Challenge will be used to help low income people grow their own food organically in community and individual gardens.

“We are so appreciative of the opportunity that Newman’s Own Foundation provided to us to double our donations! This money will help us fund our work of reaching some of our most vulnerable populations to improve their food security,” said Kathie Starkweather with the Center for Rural Affairs.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season. The day is designed to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

The Challenge was hosted on CrowdRise, a crowdfundraising platform for nonprofits. A total of 24 organizations were selected to participate by Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman.

Although the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge is officially ended, donations can still be made to the Center for Rural Affairs at: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/centerforruralaffairs
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