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Help Hunger with Just a Click

10/2/2008 10:11:15 AM

Tags: Hunger Site, hunger, hungry, food

HungerWhen I get into work each morning, I get a cup of always-needed coffee and then spend some time cruising the Web for story ideas, current events or just anything shiny that catches my eye. This morning I found the Hunger Site, and the words “Free Food” definitely caught my eye.

The Hunger Site is set up so that anyone that visits and clicks on the “Click Here to Give — it’s Free!” button gives 1.1 cups of food to the hungry. Sounds a little unreal … I know, but here’s how it works. When you click the button, the site displays ads from their site sponsors, and then 100% of the advertisers’ money goes to fund programs that give food to the hungry. Right now, about one billion people in the world suffer from hunger and about 24,000 die each day from it. And three-fourths of those deaths are children.

So far, the site’s 300 million visitors have given more than 500 million cups of food since the site began in June 1999. Each day 220,000 individuals across the globe visit the site, which is pretty easy because you can sign up to get daily reminders to go to it. So, go be number 220,001, and help fight the cause. All it takes is an extra click in your daily routine.



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Matt Hornberger
11/4/2008 2:29:10 PM
this site will help many children across the world

GreenOfficeBlog
10/2/2008 1:53:58 PM
What a great project. I've always heard of those "free click" sites and wondered whether they were real or not, but your explanation helped me understand that they do make a difference. It's awesome that internet advertising is being used to help the earth and its inhabitants. Hopefully more projects like this will pop up as time goes on.










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