VolunteerMatch.org Helps America's Second Harvest Recruit Volunteers Needed To Serve 26 Million Hungry Americans

More Than 25% of National Hunger-Relief Network Now Using Online Service

To Recruit New Volunteers



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from VolunteerMatch

    SAN FRANCISCO, April, 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 VolunteerMatch, the nonprofit web site that connects volunteers with community
 service organizations, is now helping America's Second Harvest recruit
 volunteers online.  America's Second Harvest is committed to ending hunger in
 America, and thanks to the organization's new collaboration with
 VolunteerMatch, visitors to www.secondharvest.org can seamlessly access the
 VolunteerMatch database to search and sign up for volunteer opportunities at
 food banks and food-rescue organizations throughout the U.S.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001219/SFTU029LOGO )
     America's Second Harvest is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief
 organization encompassing a network of more than 200 food banks and
 food-rescue programs.  Each year, the organization distributes food to
 26 million hungry Americans, including eight million children, throughout all
 50 states and Puerto Rico.
     "Hunger permeates virtually every one of our communities, but people have
 the power to make a difference," said Martha Pickett, America's Second Harvest
 COO.  "VolunteerMatch helps us find the people who, as volunteers in the fight
 against hunger, will make this positive difference."
     VolunteerMatch has harnessed the power of the Internet for charitable
 purposes, effectively jump-starting volunteerism throughout the United States.
 Since any nonprofit or tax-exempt organization can use VolunteerMatch to
 recruit volunteers from the web, the free public service offers the Internet's
 largest database of social service opportunities, and has already made more
 than 400,000 matches between volunteers and 14,000+ nonprofits.  In addition
 to America's Second Harvest, VolunteerMatch collaborates with a number of
 other national nonprofits to help enhance their volunteer recruitment efforts.
     "No one should ever go hungry," said Jay Backstrand, president and founder
 of VolunteerMatch.  "VolunteerMatch is honored to partner with America's
 Second Harvest to help end hunger in America."
 
     About VolunteerMatch
     VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) is the nonprofit web site
 dedicated to using the power of the Internet to help people help each other.
 As the world's largest online database of volunteer opportunities,
 VolunteerMatch makes it easier than ever before to volunteer.  Volunteers
 merely enter their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to find local,
 national and "Virtual" volunteering opportunities, customized to interests and
 schedule.  VolunteerMatch has already made over 400,000 connections between
 volunteers and 14,000+ nonprofit organizations, providing real-world community
 assistance in 4,000+ U.S. cities.  VolunteerMatch has received awards from the
 Smithsonian Institution and MIT, and been recognized for its social service
 efforts on The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and in The Wall Street Journal,
 The New York Times, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping and Parade.
 
     About America's Second Harvest
     America's Second Harvest (www.secondharvest.org) is the nation's largest
 domestic hunger-relief organization with a national network of more than
 200 regional food banks and food-rescue programs, serving all 50 states and
 Puerto Rico, which distributes 1.4 billion pounds of donated food and grocery
 products annually.  The America's Second Harvest network supports
 approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies, operating more than
 94,000 food programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, women's
 shelters, Kids Cafes, Community Kitchens, and their local organizations that
 provide food assistance to 26 million hungry Americans, including eight
 million children and four million seniors each year.
 
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SOURCE VolunteerMatch
    SAN FRANCISCO, April, 24 /PRNewswire Interactive Press Release/ --
 VolunteerMatch, the nonprofit web site that connects volunteers with community
 service organizations, is now helping America's Second Harvest recruit
 volunteers online.  America's Second Harvest is committed to ending hunger in
 America, and thanks to the organization's new collaboration with
 VolunteerMatch, visitors to www.secondharvest.org can seamlessly access the
 VolunteerMatch database to search and sign up for volunteer opportunities at
 food banks and food-rescue organizations throughout the U.S.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001219/SFTU029LOGO )
     America's Second Harvest is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief
 organization encompassing a network of more than 200 food banks and
 food-rescue programs.  Each year, the organization distributes food to
 26 million hungry Americans, including eight million children, throughout all
 50 states and Puerto Rico.
     "Hunger permeates virtually every one of our communities, but people have
 the power to make a difference," said Martha Pickett, America's Second Harvest
 COO.  "VolunteerMatch helps us find the people who, as volunteers in the fight
 against hunger, will make this positive difference."
     VolunteerMatch has harnessed the power of the Internet for charitable
 purposes, effectively jump-starting volunteerism throughout the United States.
 Since any nonprofit or tax-exempt organization can use VolunteerMatch to
 recruit volunteers from the web, the free public service offers the Internet's
 largest database of social service opportunities, and has already made more
 than 400,000 matches between volunteers and 14,000+ nonprofits.  In addition
 to America's Second Harvest, VolunteerMatch collaborates with a number of
 other national nonprofits to help enhance their volunteer recruitment efforts.
     "No one should ever go hungry," said Jay Backstrand, president and founder
 of VolunteerMatch.  "VolunteerMatch is honored to partner with America's
 Second Harvest to help end hunger in America."
 
     About VolunteerMatch
     VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) is the nonprofit web site
 dedicated to using the power of the Internet to help people help each other.
 As the world's largest online database of volunteer opportunities,
 VolunteerMatch makes it easier than ever before to volunteer.  Volunteers
 merely enter their ZIP code on the VolunteerMatch home page to find local,
 national and "Virtual" volunteering opportunities, customized to interests and
 schedule.  VolunteerMatch has already made over 400,000 connections between
 volunteers and 14,000+ nonprofit organizations, providing real-world community
 assistance in 4,000+ U.S. cities.  VolunteerMatch has received awards from the
 Smithsonian Institution and MIT, and been recognized for its social service
 efforts on The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and in The Wall Street Journal,
 The New York Times, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping and Parade.
 
     About America's Second Harvest
     America's Second Harvest (www.secondharvest.org) is the nation's largest
 domestic hunger-relief organization with a national network of more than
 200 regional food banks and food-rescue programs, serving all 50 states and
 Puerto Rico, which distributes 1.4 billion pounds of donated food and grocery
 products annually.  The America's Second Harvest network supports
 approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies, operating more than
 94,000 food programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, women's
 shelters, Kids Cafes, Community Kitchens, and their local organizations that
 provide food assistance to 26 million hungry Americans, including eight
 million children and four million seniors each year.
 
                      MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X32841847
 
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