LUV this..lays it out perfectly...
[...] by Annie @ PhD in Parenting. The code for the Hunger Equations INFOGRAPHIC can be found at the PhD in Parenting Blog. Share [...]
I just blogged this... it'll go live Friday! I link back and give you credit, of course!
That was my guess (based on having heard that from a Food Bank before!) but it is nice to see the actual stats. I'm assuming since you posted the html you don't mind if people repost it to our own blogs??
Great info, Annie! I participate in some of the "campaigns" but only if it's something I already buy (which is typically not chef boyardee). I've never doubted that you get more meals for the money on a local, direct level but it was nice to actually see the numbers.
Yes, of course. The easiest way is to just grab the embed code and pop that into the html view of your post. If you do it some other way, please just ensure you link back to my post. Thank you!
Great, I posted it! Also, if anyone else also has a narrow blog, it worked well to change the width to 480 and the height to 2310 (that makes it 3/4 size but still the same height:width ratio as your original)
Thanks for sharing it!
[...] by Annie @ PhD in Parenting. The code for the Hunger Equations INFOGRAPHIC can be found at the PhD in Parenting [...]
I just shared this. Thank you for the code! Love it!
Done. It will go live on Friday as well.
I can't see a picture... Maybe it's just me?
Are you on a mobile device? For some reason, it isn't coming up on mobile (too big?). On my phone, I see a little red X where the image should be. If I click on that, it takes me to the flickr page for the image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phdinparenting/6941171851/) and I can see the image there. However, it really is best viewed on a full screen.
This is an awesome infographic! Thank you for putting this info together. I do think it's ok to buy products you would use that donate to end childhood hunger IF you are already buying them. I also think things like my kids elementary school collecting canned goods or growing a garden are good models for children since it helps them understand the concept of giving back. That said we also donate money to our local food bank, and I was involved with a campaign that allowed me to organize a local event to give back to our community. It was a great way to dig in behind the scenes, and learn more about how our community services families who need food. It also raised awareness which I think is huge. In our county (one of the most affluent in the US) 1/4 of people are undernourished. It's just mind-boggling.
Awesome info! Shared it!
This is a great example of how ideological belief in the private sector's ability to provide solutions to problems of public good is at best naive, and at worst harmful. Not mentioned in the infographic is the further benefit of a charitable tax credit that you get when you donate cash directly, so instead of it costing $40 out of pocket, it really only costs $35 (to the person donating).
I so appreciate all that you do. It's really helpful to have this in a visual format to share with others. Thank you!And perhaps in several years or decades, we'll be offering a (viable) option like, donate $ or time or supplies to helping low-income communities PRODUCE their own food.
Oh this is brilliant! Fantastic!!
Great infographic. I will say as someone who has spent the past 15+ yrs in the non-profit sector and deals with clients that face food insecurity, that I wish more people understood this. People are so afraid their money will be misused if they give a direct donation but fail to realize when they donate items often times they create more work and waste than if they had just given money.
I just accepted a donation of food items for the after-school program at the community center I run, many questionable items that I can't feed kids (ramen noodles?) I am always grateful but again money goes so much further.
When I volunteered to help with sorting at our local food bank, I was amazed at how many people donate expired items. The lack of thought that goes into donations sometimes is remarkable (in a bad way).
Yes, that is a great idea and a viable complementary approach. Unfortunately, in Canada, our growing season is fairly short. So there is a lot of work that we can do, but I think there will be a need for food banks for a long time yet.
LOVE the graphic, and since I worked for the Salvation Army for 2 years in the food bank I can tell you food banks KNOW how to work miracles and even then it is hard to meet all the needs of the families. Sometimes I would leave at the end of the day my heart just breaking, and I was on welfare at the time..and I knew the struggle each family went through to feed there kids.
And as for expired items. I saw way way too many of them, and sometimes even the corporate donors made them as well.
It is really sad that even corporate donors give expired items. They should know better. Plus, they are probably claiming some sort of tax deduction for a worthless donation. Really pathetic.
Wow! That's really eye opening. Thanks.
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