matching grants for $ raised Feb 4 - Feb 14th (fwd)

P. Myers (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 17:29:38 -0800 (PST)

looks good.  PatM

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Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 16:33:00 -0800
From: Andrew Rose <>
Subject: matching grants for $ raised Feb 4 - Feb 14th

<please forward to soup kitchens, etc. >

Curiously enough we received the below communication from US Representative
Nance Pelosi's office.  This seems like a genuine offer, and SF FNB plans
to ask for donations this week that can be matched by this grant.

If your organization does not have an affiliation with a tax exempt
organization, and your organization is a Food Not Bombs chapter, please
contact me about including your checks in our application.

If you do have affiliation with tax exempt organization, by all means apply
for the matching grant.

contact: Steve Landers  401/946 - 3636


Calling it a disgrace for the greatest nation in the world to have 35
million citizens hungry or without adequate food, philanthropist Alan Shawn
Feinstein today pledged to match all donations of $25 or more -- up to a
total of $1 million -- made during a ten-day period starting Feb 4 to food
pantries and soup kitchens anywhere in the country feeding the needy.  If
donations received equal more than $1 million, $1 million donated by
Feinstein will be divided equally among all qualified respondents.

To qualify: food providers should send a copy of their tax exemption or
proof of affiliation with a tax - exempt organization, with copies of all
donation checks they can get between Feb 4th and Feb 14th, along with two
copies of a typed, 8.5" x 11" cover letter bearing the organization's full
name and address, the total number of the enclosed checks and their total
value-- all sent in one envelope -- and postmaked ONLY on Feb 18th.  to

PO Box 2065
Cranston, RI 02905

Failure to follow these instructions exactly could invalidate entries.  No
exceptions or inquireies.  The Feinstein checks will be sent as soon as the
tally is completed, which is expected to be by the end of March.

Recently a $100,000 Feinstein challenge grant inspired blitz telephone and
mail campaigns by over 300 eligible charities to their past and potential
donors, asking for help to take advantage of it.  Over $1.3 million was
raised in seven days in response to that Feinstein challenge.

Alan Shawn Feinstein is founder of the Hunger Program at Brown University
and the International Famine Center at Tufts University.  He is also
founder of the Youth Hunger Brigade, a program which develops awareness of
the hunger problem in young people and recommends activities to reduce it.

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