Samsung Gives and Net Impact team up to support Feeding America
Last Wednesday, Net Impact collaborated with Samsung on an event at their experiential store in NYC, Samsung 837, to launch a 30-day campaign called Small Change, Big Effect to benefit Feeding America. At the event, local Net Impact members enjoyed a private show by Galantis and access to Samsung 837’s virtual reality displays and products while enjoying food and drinks with likeminded people. During the event, Samsung CEO, Tim Baxter, announced that the company would be kicking off the campaign with a $15,000 donation.
Ian Hunter, Director of New Partnerships at Feeding America, also spoke at the event about the amazing work his organization is doing to combat hunger. 1 in 8 people in the United States struggles with hunger, including 13 million children and more than 5 million seniors. Feeding America serves 1 in 7 Americans by working with food pantries and food banks across the country. Feeding America is the country’s largest hunger relief organization, feeding 46 million people annually. Hunger and food insecurity are more ubiquitous than you might think - visit Feeding America’s interactive map to see what hunger looks like in your community.
Our campaign, #SmallChangeBigEffect, is all about the little things we can do – both with our money and with our actions – to have a positive impact on all those who are suffering from hunger. Plus, when you donate now through September 3rd Samsung will match all donations up to $50,000. Every dollar counts - just $1 can cover the cost of 11 meals for those who need them. The #SmallChangeBigEffect you can have on the hungry in your community doesn’t stop with a donation. Check out our list of 30 ways (for 30 days) you can fight hunger right where you are.