Cornhole Tournament Oct 25, 2020

We are looking forward to the Cornhole Tournament hosted by McGavock Nissan of Abilene! Join us Oct 25, 2020 at 11 am

To Download the Flyer click here – Abilene tournament flyer

If you are interested in pre-registering for the tournament, please visit the Tall City Baggers Facebook page or download the Scoreholio app!

You may also register on the day of the event, Sunday, October 25th at 11 am.

Featuring Crooked Creek Meats Co. & Town Square Media!
The Cowboy’s Game will be Shown!
For more information see Event on Facebook Here
Registration Starts: 11am
Tournament Starts: 12pm
$100 Entry Fee Per Team
FIRST PRIZE: $750
SECOND PRIZE: $500
THIRD PRIZE: $250 

 

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I am Hunger

I am Hunger

CHICAGO – Sept. 23, 2019 – Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief and food rescue organization, launched a Public Service Advertisement (PSA), “I am Hunger in America,” in partnership with the Ad Council and Leo Burnett. The campaign aims to challenge public perception of who faces hunger domestically by combining artificial intelligence (AI), data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and real, current stories of food insecurity to create a face of hunger.

Feeding America curated over a thousand photos of people struggling with hunger from its member food bank archives using demographic data from the USDA’s food security report released in 2018. Leveraging AI, it then used these photos to generate a single face illustrative of the USDA data resulting in a data-driven representation of what hunger looks like in America. The project was launched in December 2018, and the entire process took about ten months to complete.

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“For many people, hunger in America is invisible. They don’t know what it looks like or feels like. We wanted to find a unique way to tell people’s stories and give them a voice, so that more people understand what happens every day in America,” said Catherine Davis, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Feeding America. “This PSA campaign challenges people to see hunger in a different way by creating a lifelike portrait that represents the millions of real people who experience hunger.”

Thirty-seven million people – including more than 11 million children – live in food insecure households, per the latest USDA’s report released earlier this month. According to Feeding America’s  Map the Meal Gap 2019 study, which provides local-level estimates of food insecurity across the United States, there is not one county that is hunger-free.

“Many people care about the issue of hunger, but far fewer take action,” said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. “We want to turn passive concern into action and galvanize empathy for people who don’t have enough to eat by revealing to the public just how close we are to hunger every single day.”

“We’ve found a way to harness AI to tell a powerful human story,” said Jeanie Caggiano, EVP/Executive Creative Director and Studio Lead at Leo Burnett. “And that’s why we believe this campaign reflects the human experience even more, because we’re not telling one person’s story – we’re telling thousands.”

The broadcast spots for television and radio, along with print, outdoor and digital ads, will be distributed to thousands of media outlets via the Ad Council’s extensive network of media partners. Total donated media value in support of the campaign will reach in the tens of millions of dollars, helping to raise awareness of the issue of hunger in America and encourage greater empathy for people fighting hunger.

Feeding America’s “I am Hunger in America” PSA was supported in part by C&S Wholesale Grocers and Conagra Brands Foundation. To watch the PSA video and learn more about hunger in America, visit the website IAMHUNGERINAMERICA.ORG.

Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019

A Global Day of Giving

Join the Movement and Give Back

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, is GivingTuesday, a day to join the movement and give.

Launched in 2012 as a charitable answer to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail shopping days, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement to encourage giving and celebrate generosity.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Click here to learn more and give!

Hunger hides, but we can help. Let’s end hunger in America.

Hunger Hides, but we can Help

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Every year millions of working American families and their children hide their struggle with hunger. But just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. With over 72 billion pounds of food going to waste each year, it doesn’t need to be that way.

Feeding America is a network of 200 food banks, 60,000 food pantries, and 2,000,000 volunteers. We work with farmers, retailers and manufacturers to get people the food they need. Hunger hides, but we can help. Let’s end hunger in America.

Help People in Need by Shopping on AmazonSmile! July 16, 2018

Amazon® Prime Day

July 16, 2018

Help People in Need by Shopping on AmazonSmile!

Monday, July 16, 2018 is Amazon® Prime Day! Did you know that every time you shop on Amazon®, you can also help people in need?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Food Bank of West Central Texas.

Simply go to Amazon Smile, login or sign up for your Amazon account and select Food Bank of Abilene, Inc. as your charity!

HEB Help End Hunger

From now through Tuesday, June 26th, HEB is taking part in their annual Help End Hunger Campaign. This campaign provides donation tear pads at all HEB registers that allow customers to donate $1, $3, or $5 to add to their grocery bill.

The HEB Help End Hunger Campaign falls during a time of the year when the need for food assistance is greatest. With higher electricity bills, rising gas prices, and kids not receiving meals at school, many families find it hard to make ends meet during the summer.

Food Bank Opportunity

Dr. Stephen Johnson, D.C. is a new chiropractor in Abilene, TX and is looking for ways to give back to our community. On the week of September 11th thru 15th, Mansfield Chiropractic would like to offer a 25% discount for each day of service treatment to anyone who brings 8 or more items of any pantry food, limited to one person per donation.

 

Due to Medicare guidelines Medicare patients are excluded from participating in any drawings or discounts such as this but are welcome to bring goods and be treated.

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