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Hunger relief grants continued to focus on three main areas: support of domestic food banks, international relief efforts, and long-term programs seeking to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.
The largest grants went to Feeding America for continued support of food banks in all fifty states, Mercy Corps for hunger relief worldwide, and Millennium Promise for their work in Africa.
In the spring and early fall, GreaterGood.org supported many local charities in the United States following tornadoes in the Midwest and hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. "Funding from GreaterGood.org is helping us provide disaster relief to the areas impacted by Hurricane Isaac," said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank.
After Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast, GreaterGood.org grants supported the clean up efforts and emergency assistance provided by Team Rubicon and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (shown here).
As the famine worsened in Africa in 2012, GreaterGood.org increased donations to Mercy Corps’ efforts there as well as supporting the work of Millennium Villages to create more sustainable farming communities in Ethiopia.
Other international disaster relief grants included donations to Angels of the Amazon following floods in Peru.
GreaterGood’s e-commerce websites paid for 4.2 million cups of food for food banks and international relief efforts while The Hunger Site's "Click Here To Give" program funded 38.4 million cups of food.
Overall, GreaterGood.org’s total contributions to charity exceeded $2.6 million in 2012.