|Food Bank for NYC
Community Foodbank of NJ
World Hunger Year
Bruce Sent Me where?
Bruce Springsteen is one of many artists who have used their voices not
only to sing, but to call attention to the problems of those less
fortunate. He has made it a tradition at his shows to ask for support
for foodbanks and service organizations across the country, and has
helped raise enormous sums of money for people in need.
In the short time since the Bruce Sent Me train started rolling, fans
from all over the United States and various parts of Europe have come on
board. They have donated tens of thousands of dollars to numerous
regional and local foodbanks, to America's Second Harvest, and to World
Hunger Year (the group founded 30 years ago by the late, great Harry
Chapin, another socially conscious musician). Please take a few
moments to learn about the fine work that these organizations do every
day, by visiting their websites via the links on this page.
The groups mentioned here are just a few examples of the wonderful
organizations needing and deserving greater support, and the World
Hunger Year website contains links to many others. There are worthy
groups in your own community that need your help, and there is always an
opportunity to be of service if you are so inspired.
will take you directly to the websites of foodbanks in New Jersey, New
York, Connecticut and Oregon, and if you are interested in supporting
hunger relief efforts in other areas, simply visit
www.feedingamerica.org (see the link on the left), and enter your ZIP
code to be directed to the foodbank nearest you. When you make your
donation, simply include the words "Bruce Sent Me" in the "Comments" or
"In Honor Of" field (or on your check, if applicable) to indicate that
you are part of this campaign.
Bruce Sent Me can try and point
you in a good direction, but what matters is not where you give, or how
much you give, but simply that you share what you can where someone
needs you. Every little bit really does help.
took a moment to check out the message boards. MY GOD YOU GUYS ARE
GREAT!!! Talk about rallying the troops!! I'm in awe. We are soooo
grateful to everyone, I can't even begin to express. Thanks so much for
your role in all of this... I hope everyone has a fulfilling and
peaceful Thanksgiving knowing that you had a part in something really
big for a lot of people less fortunate."
-- Evelyn Benton, Branch Director, Community Foodbank of NJ, Southern Branch
"Your efforts are very much appreciated as the holidays approach and the
need for food increases. Thank you all so much! With unemployment still
at such high levels, the need for food continues to grow. Apart from
the donations, you have helped raise awareness of the hunger problem in
NYC as well. You really have made a difference! 'Bruce Sent Me' is
becoming a movement. Also, touching news: we received a check from a
Bruce fan in from California. Very nice: your movement has officially
-- Patrick Mooney, Director of Development, Foodbank for NYC