Formerly Feed More International (temporary duplicate of Feed More Int'l webpage)
Help Save Them BOTH!
Plants-4-Hunger (formerly Feed More International) is our gift-giving campaign that feeds people without harming animals.
Instead of using a "gift-pig" as food from a group like Heifer International, your gift will save that pig by supporting on-the-ground, vegan hunger relief projects. Both those that provide immediate assistance and those that provide long-term community solutions.
How it Works
Below are the projects funded. 100% of your donation will be equally split unless otherwise specified in the comment field.
When donating, choose "Tribute - In Honor Of" and "Plants-4-Hunger" in the program drop-down menu.
It's that easy!
How We Acknowledge Your Gift
Donate at $10 or more and we'll mail a beautiful, personalized gift card to your honoree.
Big on heart but short on funds? We'll donate $10 on your behalf and still send a card to show you care and raise awareness. Just e-mail us the details.
Donate $120 or more (the cost to save a pig from Heifer International), and we'll send a personalized framed photo representing the people you're helping feed and pig that was spared. Actual photo -- size approximately 4x6".
VegFam - 5 Countries
VegFam is a UK-based organization that helps others to help themselves through self-supporting, plant-based food production projects and the provision of safe drinking water. VegFam is currently supporting six long-term food production/water projects in Bangladesh, India, DR Congo, Kenya and Brazil.
The funding period runs until January 2013, at which point the projects should be sustainable and self-supporting. Funding seeds, tools, fruit trees, community land, seed/food storage and food processing equipment improve the health, nutritional status, livelihoods and income generation potential of the beneficiaries.
School Lunch Soy Protein - Belize
Plenty International provides soybeans to the schools in Belize for their lunch programs. They also provide training on how to incorporate these high protein foods and fresh vegetables from the school garden into the children's meals.
Homeless Feeding - Ethiopia
Ethiopian Vegan Association's homeless feeding program began with financial support and training from the International Fund for Africa and A Well-Fed World. Continued support is provided through this Plants-4-Hunger campaign.
Earthworks Urban Farm - U.S.
Earthworks Urban Farm is a 1.5 acre farm and direct feeding program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan. Bolstering sustainable agricultural practices in urban areas, Earthworks works closely with the Department of Health to help promote the consumption of fresh vegetables among low-income families with children, known as Project FRESH. This vital program provides families with coupons for fresh, locally grown Michigan produce directly from farmers via weekly hosted markets. Gardening classes and youth programs are also hosted throughout the year.
Chickens enjoy being together in small flocks, frequently taking sunbaths and regular dust baths to keep their feathers in good condition. They have excellent full-color vision and highly developed hearing that enables them to recognize the location and identity of other members of the flock. A mother hen will fiercely protect her young brood, driving off predators and sheltering her chicks beneath her wings. The rooster keeps watch over the flock. He alerts the hens if he senses danger, and he calls them when he finds food.
Pigs are extremely intelligent (more than dogs). A pig's bristles gives little protection against the cold and they easily overheat (they do not have sweat glands, despite the saying "sweat like a pig"). In hot weather, pigs will cool off by wallowing in ponds, streams, or mud (if these resources are available).
Cows are social animals that would naturally live in herds. They have strong bonds with the other cows, especially their calves. If separated early, both mother and calf cry for each other for days or more. In addition to medical care, it takes about 70kg of grass in an 8-hour day for a cow to maintain a healthy weight.
(Photo from Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary).
Thank you for your exceptional generosity if you can donate at this level.