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Written by Lindsey Lobur   
Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:13
March 1 – April 30

Rock Island, IL – For the 17th consecutive year, the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation in Rhode Island will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, including Christian Care in Rock Island. As an incentive to help raise funds from March 1 through April 30, Mr. Feinstein will provide a percentage of the $1 million to Christian Care, based on the amount of donations they receive during challenge’s time frame. Challenge donations include cash, checks, food items (valued by the Feinstein Foundation at $1.00 per item or pound) and pledges to donate. Many donors have found that pledging facilitates their efforts. For example, if someone pledges $300, they may meet their challenge by paying just $25 a month to do so. Christian Care will receive credit for the full $300 amount. Donors must designate all monetary donations, food donations and pledges for the Feinstein Hunger Challenge. The more donations Christian Care receives between March 1 and April 30, the larger the percentage of Feinstein Hunger Challenge money they will be awarded.

Christian Care has been feeding the hungry for 97 years. Although the organization’s focus is primarily on the homeless and victims of domestic violence, the Christian Care Community Meal Site welcomes anyone in the community who is hungry. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on weekdays Monday through Friday and breakfast and dinner are served on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 AM, lunch at 12:15 PM, and dinner at 6:30 PM. The community relies on Christian Care not only to serve hot meals every day, but also to provide a warming station for nonresident homeless individuals during the winter.

The Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation continues to be one of the leading fundraising organizations in the fight to end hunger. Founded in 1991 by Alan Shawn Feinstein, the Feinstein Foundation is dedicated to the alleviation of hunger, the importance of community service in education and the values of caring, compassion and brotherhood. Feinstein’s past annual spring $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised over $2 billion for over 1,800 agencies and houses of worship helping the needy nationwide.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illness. Their two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to those in need. Christian Care’s services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of nourishing the bodies, minds, hearts and souls of the men, women and children who come seeking a new way of life. Help Christian Care help others; donate now. Call Lindsey at 309-786-5734 for more information.

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