Help Fill Empty Plates
Our primary method for raising funds had simple beginnings as a pilot project at Newport Ave. Market in 2002. Now, at any of the participating stores you are able to select one of three coupon options that allow you to buy meals for others as you purchase your own groceries. The coupons are scanned and the amount is added to your grocery total. The full amount of collected donations is distributed to the Hunger Prevention Coalition monthly. In
turn, every dollar raised through Help Fill Empty Plates is shared among that year’s partnering agencies.
$2.45 provides a single meal | $5.00 provides a family meal | $10 provides a family food basket
Stores without bar code scanners have placards with a QR code to scan from your smart phone. You will be directed straight to our PayPal® donation site. Make a donation while you wait at the checkout counter!
Advocacy for Hunger Issues, includes bringing area agencies together to share challenges and successes and increasing awareness through press releases and other informational pieces.