An interview with Lisa Hall on why she gives monthly

January 15, 2014
by Feeding America

For the last 10 years, Lisa Hall, RN has supported the mission of Feeding America by making a monthly gift. We recently sat down with her to discuss why she's chosen to help Feeding America fight hunger.

Q. What motivates you to give monthly to Feeding America?

A. We're the richest country in the world and there's an abundance of food for most Americans. But there are also many people in my community and all over the country who go hungry—and a lot of them are children. It's important to support efforts to feed people. Feeding America can quickly get food that's about to expire from some place where it's not needed to some place where it is needed. That's what makes the difference between America being a country that's wasteful about food and being a country that's caring about food.

Q. How is monthly giving more convenient for you?

A. You don't have to think about it! It's very clear and you know that it's happening automatically. But you know you're making that solid contribution. It's not a hardship to make a contribution of a small amount regularly and then you have the satisfaction of knowing that you've actually made a big contribution over the course of a year.

Q. How does it feel to know that your gifts are touching the lives of people in need?

A. It's very gratifying to know that people who live close to me are getting the help that they need —and that I'm part of the solution.

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