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Mercy HouseMercy House is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Father Jerome T. Karcher. In the last 12 months, Mercy House has helped nearly 600 individuals remain in their homes, served nearly 2,000 people at access centers, aided more than 3,600 in emergency shelter programs, transitioned more than 190 people out of temporary shelters, and facilitated permanent housing for over 400. Donate directly!

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Food Finders, Inc. 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 supports more than 270 agencies and shelters with enough food to provide 40,000 meals a day. With seven employees and more than 300 volunteers, Food Finders has rescued more than 96 million pounds of food to date (its goal of 100 million pounds is right around the corner). The vision of the organization is to eliminate hunger and food waste while improving nutrition to communities throughout Southern California.

Website: foodfinders.org

News Release: 10.05.12 Ending Waste While Feeding the Hungry - Michael Omidi & Julian Omidi, Co-founders of No More Poverty, Support Food Finders

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