Signal Hill, California (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
Food Finders appreciates the support of No More Poverty and co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi. Food Finders re-distributes wholesale food from grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and other food purveyors that might otherwise be thrown away via its staff drivers and network of volunteers who pick up that food and take it immediately to shelters and other partner nonprofit agencies. As a conduit for food, education, and awareness between donors, volunteers, agencies and people in need, Food Finders has rescued and delivered more than 96 million pounds of food since 1989. The mission of the organization is to eliminate hunger and food waste, while improving nutrition in communities throughout Southern California.
“It was such an obvious answer … someone just had to take the time to stop the waste, facilitate the transfer of all the good food, and make it available to the shelters and agencies that feed the hungry,” says Patti Larson, Executive Director of Food Finders. “We are grateful for those who help reduce food waste and to those who support our efforts on behalf of the food insecure in Los Angeles and Orange County. Thank you No More Poverty!”
About No More Poverty
No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a pending 501(c)3 application founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit Facebook/nmp.org or nmp.org.
About Food Finders
Food Finders, Inc. (foodfinders.org) was founded in 1989 by Arlene Mercer, who was concerned about the amount of food being thrown away rather than donated by local food merchants and grocers. Inspired to end the waste, she began forming liaisons with local vendors and seeking shelters that could use good, wholesome food to feed needy and impoverished families, children and elderly. Today, Food Finders is a multi-regional food bank that helps provide daily meals to more than 270 agencies and shelters for a total of 40,000 meals a day. With seven employees and more than 300 volunteers, Food Finders has rescued more than 95.5 million pounds of food to date (its goal of 100 million pounds is right around the corner).