Numbers of meals
provided by our donors,
as of today.

1,722,940
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Sponsor A Family Giving Back for the Holidays…

Want to do something special for a family struggling to get by this holiday season, but have no time to shop? Donate a “Box of Holiday Cheer!”  With your donation we’ll provide one family in need with holiday gifts.
Learn more. 

Another way to give….provide a holiday dinner.  Shop and fill a basket with holiday dinner groceries (click here for our suggested list) and we’ll link you with a local food pantry where you can drop it off.

Click here for other Holiday Giving options!


Thank You for Making Thanksgiving Happen!

A big thank you to everyone who donated for turkeys and to those of you who made Thanksgiving baskets for families in need !!!  Thanksgivingbasket-2

We were able to provide a turkey plus a side for all of our sponsored families.  We even have enough left over to provide December holiday meals for the families we help!


Share Your Beauty

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130 teen boys and girls in foster care are going to be the (hopefully!) thrilled recipients of LeSportsac bags loaded with beauty and personal care products!

All due to some truly generous and kind “strangers!” On November 3rd, Lara @Pretty Connected, our fabulous “Share Your Beauty” organizer and co-founder organized our 2nd “Share Your Beauty” event here in New York! Bloggers and beauty industry “angels” donated enough products to fill over 140 donated Le Sport Sac bags. All these gorgeous products are headed to the Good Shepherd Family Services Foster Care Program where they will be given as holiday gifts to teens in foster care here in NYC.

I’m thrilled we can make this happen and that hopefully, we’ll put a few smiles on the faces of some of our most needy and vulnerable young people.  Our next event? Valentine’s Day!!


Give Where You Live!

Join Ftof’s latest hunger relief efforts –  the DoorKnob Dinners and Let’s Do Dinner! food drive projects.  Give where you live!!  Start a monthly community service project on your street, in your neighborhood, at work or at your place of worship.

In just four months, DoorKnob Dinner and Let’s Do Dinner! volunteers in Hastings on Hudson, NY, Worcester, MA, Bowling Green, KY and Englewood Cliffs, NJ have donated groceries for over 3,000 individual dinners to local food pantries!

Once a month DoorKnob Dinner volunteers leave a bag of specific groceries to make one dinner meal for a family of five hanging on their doorknob. A neighborhood coordinator picks the bags up and brings them to the pantry. Let’s Do Dinner! engages workplaces, places of worship and social clubs in the same effort. We supply a recipe to make it personal.  Local giving is the way to go!


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