If you are wondering how we are able to provide 10 meals for one dollar, you have come to the right place! Buckle up, stop scratching your head, and read below about the 7 ways we use each dollar efficiently so that $1 can provide 10 meals!
The high value of the US dollar
The US dollar holds a higher value in other places in the world. The great thing about this is that it allows us to stretch the value of each dollar to provide more food in other countries!
The definition of a meal is different in other countries
In different countries, ‘a meal’ does not mean the same thing as it does in the US. Foods eaten and quantity of food eaten in a meal is different. This means that each dollar is able to accomplish much more when these different types of meals are prepared and delivered.
Our Labor cost is low
We have a vast network of volunteers who passionately provide service at every level of our operation. These amazing people are the reason we can do so much for such a small amount of money
Excess food can still be used
Food waste is a huge problem in our society. Places like supermarkets and restaurants throw out large quantities of unused food every day. By taking advantage of this system and receiving donated food through this means, we can both eliminate food waste and feed people at the same time. Two birds, one stone.
We have support through government grants
Monetary support through government grants help run our operations. Receiving this funding allows each donated dollar to be used more effectively to deliver a high-volume of meals!
Corporate sponsors match and multiply donations
Our generous corporate sponsors who match and multiply donations provide a heaping amount of monetary support. This extra boost to our funding really helps us do more with each donated dollar!
Partnerships with existing organizations
By partnering with existing organizations to distribute food instead of making our own systems, we’re able to deliver meals in a cost-effective manner. This allows more of each dollar to go directly to providing a meal, instead of being absorbed into the costs we’d have if we distributed the food ourselves.