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Once again the School Nutrition Foundation is asking for your support during our annual #GivingTuesday fundraiser, benefitting the Annual Fund! Our 2015 Giving Tuesday drive was a smashing success, and we are counting on YOU to help us do it all over again.

About Giving Tuesday

What started in 2012 as a small movement to celebrate and promote charitable giving has turned into an annual campaign that celebrates the true spirit of the holidays—the giving spirit.

Launched by the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Giving Tuesday as a response to the shopping frenzy around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The idea gave birth to a hashtag–#GivingTuesday—and has sparked a global charitable giving event that has helped raise the profile for many organizations and fundraising campaigns, including SNF’s Annual Fund.

This year Giving Tuesday is on November 29, so please join your friends and colleagues in supporting the Annual Fund with a tax-deductible contribution. The goal for the 2016 Annual Fund is $30,000, and your contribution will help us reach it!

About the Annual Fund

Donating to the Annual Fund is an investment in the future of school nutrition, and the perfect way for you to “give back” to the profession, SNA, and your colleagues.

Established in 1964, the Annual Fund provides SNA members with financial support for education and professional development, as well as to support research and offer scholarships. Your contribution is used to assist fellow school nutrition professionals with the skills, the knowledge, and the insight required to meet the challenges in providing nutrition and in developing healthy habits so that students are well-nourished and prepared for success in school.

Donating to the Annual Fund & Giving Tuesday with SNF

You don’t have to wait for Giving Tuesday to donate to the Annual Fund! Here is how you can donate and participate in Giving Tuesday throughout November with SNF, and don’t forget—no matter how you donate, take an #UNSelfie and share it with us to show your support!

  • Make a donation directly through the School Nutrition Foundation’s Facebook page—simply click on the Donate button that displays on our cover photo.
  • Donate directly through our SNF Network for Good link.
  • Participate in your state’s 2016 Annual Fund State Incentive competition. Donate $10 or more with your state affiliate by December 31, 2016 to help your state win funds for state scholarships; get details, including the contact information for your state ambassador, here.
  • Industry members are also encouraged to donate and participate. Those businesses that contribute $500 or more to the 2016 Annual Fund will be “Friends of the Foundation”, and receive recognition with ribbons on name badges at the Annual National Conference (ANC), and on SNF’s Report of Giving.

Please consider helping us spread the word about school nutrition by participating in Giving Tuesday! Even if you’ve already donated, you can share your #UNSelfie photo with SNF via Facebook and Twitter, or email it to us at snf@schoolnutrition.org.

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