When Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson takes the mound tonight, not only is he trying to mow down the St. Louis Cardinals, but he’s also helping to strike out poverty. He's inviting fans to pledge a donation for every strikeout he records this season.
“In Spring Training, I met with a couple of guys–Milam Byers and Matt Price–and they work for Food for the Hungry,” Anderson said. “They asked if I would be willing to join their team and pledge per strikeout and try to get the Brewers fans and everybody into that so we can strike out poverty in the Dominican and keep going from there.”
Striking Out Poverty is a program within Food for the Hungry, a non-profit organization. Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs with operations in more than 20 countries, seeking to end all forms of human poverty. Using solutions that are innovative and community-specific to the complex view of poverty, Food for the Hungry contributes to community-owned transformations that empower children, families and communities to invest in their own development.
Published on April 14, 2016
by JohnPaul Bennett
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