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Bruce Springsteen Endorses New Jersey-Based Charity, Move For Hunger

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Bruce Springsteen charity endorsement

If you're running a charity, Bruce Springsteen is a great guy to have on your side!

The music icon has endorsed a New Jersey-based charity dedicated to picking up unwanted, non-perishable food items from those who are moving and delivering it to local food banks.

He used his Facebook to urge his fans to vote for Move For Hunger in Chase Bank’s Community Giving competition, which is handing out a $1 million grant to the winning charity!

Adam Lowy, Founder & Executive Director of MFH, couldn't be more thrilled to have support from the Boss, saying:

“When Bruce gave us his support, we were blown away! When I first started Move For Hunger, I never could have dreamed of having someone as amazing as him become involved with our organization. He and his wife have always championed feeding the hungry. He mentions it at his concerts and has truly been a great advocate for the cause. As someone who was born and raised in New Jersey, it is unbelievable to have the boss on our side!”

The organization has already collected over 340,000 lbs. of food across 37 states for those in need, but Adam says a million dollars would be a "game-changer", explaining:

"With this win, we hope to have moving companies in all 50 states fighting hunger in their communities, while expanding our programs to mobilize young people to join our hunger fight.”

Move For Hunger is the only hunger-relief organization in the running for the grant, so if you're mission is to feed those in need, click here to vote!

Otherwise, we're sure ALL of the organizations up for the prize are worthy, so may be the best charity win!

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Food Banks Brace For End Of Extended Unemployment Benefits

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Food Banks Brace For End Of Extended Unemployment Benefits

As federally-funded extended unemployment benefits come to an end, food banks around the country are bracing for an influx of people knocking on their doors for food.

Nearly 2 million people will lose unemployment benefits if Congress doesn’t act, and that will be tough for food banks to immediately absorb. Many believe the cuts in unemployment benefits will leave thousands if not millions of families struggling to keep food on the table.

Said Vicki Escarra, CEO of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity:

"Middle-class families who have lost homes, who have lost jobs, who have any kind of illness… They don't today have any disposable income. The only area they can really give is around food, which is why we're seeing such an increase in mothers and dads going without meals and making sure their children have food, because they've got to pay rent, they have to pay transportation. There's no giving on that. They'll cut back on food every time."

What do U think? Should Congress extend the unemployment benefits?

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