Facebook & The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce major matching on #GivingTuesday

Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just announced they will be matching up to $2 Million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook’s giving tools on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017.

Each nonprofit is eligible to have donations matched up to $50,000!

How can you help?

You can host a Facebook fundraiser on behalf of Loaves & Fishes!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/ to get started. Share your fundraiser with your friends and family and ask them to donate and share your fundraiser.

The match begins November 28th at 5am Pacific time. Facebook is WAIVING ALL FEES for donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday. Don’t miss out on this incredible fundraising opportunity to double your donation and fundraise to fight hunger across the Bay Area.

In the fiscal year 2017-2018, Loaves & Fishes will serve over half a million meals to children, families, seniors, and the homeless across the Bay Area. Your support can help us reach our goal!

More about Facebook Fundraisers:

Nonprofit fundraisers let you, our Loaves & Fishes supporters, to raise money on Facebook. You can set up a dedicated page to share why you support Loaves & Fishes. Whether you’ve volunteered, donated, or you have a personal story to share, tell your friends and family why fighting hunger in the Bay Area is important to you.

Your friends and family can donate in a few taps without leaving Facebook, making it easier for you to collect donations.

Every time someone shares your fundraiser, your network grows! Each time someone donates they are prompted to share and invite their friends. Shares and re-shares also contain a donate button making it easy to donate right from the News Feed. These will all count towards your Loaves & Fishes fundraiser.

Thanks to Facebook and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your donations may be doubled! Every Facebook fundraiser will be matched up to $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button. 

Since 1980, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen has been serving free, nutritious hot meals to low-income families and individuals. We are now serving a staggering 290,000 guests, including 80,000 children and their families. In 2013 we reinvented ourselves and moved from a traditional soup kitchen to a caterer business model. This has successfully allowed us to more than double our capacity. Now we are seeking funding to scale up our operations.

Have questions about Facebook fundraisers or #GivingTuesday? Contact maddy@loavesfishes.org