Give a man a fish, feed him for today, teach a man to fish…

Posted: October 28, 2010 by brfrese in Donations, Hunger
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Alton Brown is typically known for his role as a chef or food adviser on The Food Network, but recently he’s been helping out Heifer International.  Heifer International is an organization that gives animals to families in impoverished areas with hopes that the money the family can earn from the goat (or chicken, ox, cattle, etc) will be enough to raise the family out of poverty. It is hoped that the family will pass on the animals offspring to other families in the area that can raise the town to a new standard of living. This an a particularly effective means of helping the poor because it gives them the opportunity to sustain their new lifestyle, rather than giving them a finite level of support.

Alton Brown’s support of this initiative will hopefully help drive others to getting involved — ads just like this are currently being run on other web based media outlets where consumers can watch TV. Its as easy as a click away and can make a huge difference to a place in need!

Check out the link below to learn more about the success of the program.


  1. Celebrities help Heifer spread his message!

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