2014 Feinstein Challenge is Underway

For the 17th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger fighting agencies nationwide using it as a spur to help them raise funds this March and April.

The more donations made to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank – from March 1st to April 30th– the more of the Feinstein challenge money the Food Bank will get. Local churches, schools and businesses are especially encouraged to participate. In years past, participating organizations have increased their donations by two or three times the usual returns this time of the year by taking advantage of the opportunity offered by the Feinstein Challenge.

“This is an opportunity for the community to get involved in raising support to further advance the efforts against hunger in the Baton Rouge area. Thanks to the Feinsteins, donations can go even further in March and April. By donating during this time, whether it is in the form of food or funds, the community can enable us to garner the maximum amount of support possible for the Food Bank,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Only donations or pledges received from March 1st to April 30th and specified towards the Feinstein initiative will apply to the challenge.  Donations can include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1.00 per item or pound) or pledges.

The million dollars from the Feinstein Challenge will be divided proportionately among all participating agencies.

Feinstein’s past annual spring $1 million challenges to fight hunger raised over $2 billion for over 1,800 agencies and houses of worship nationwide helping the needy. Donation toward this campaign allows donors to  take on a partnership role in the most successful ongoing grassroots effort to fight hunger.

A full report of the results of this 2014 Challenge will be posted on the Feinstein Challenge website in July.