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KRAFT GENERAL FOODS EXTENDS THE NATIONAL REACH OF HANDSNET

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- HandsNet, a national non-profit information and communications network, will extend its reach by linking organizations that work on policies and programs for hunger, poverty and nutrition with the help of a $100,000 grant from Kraft General Foods.
 Named "Hunger Action Forum," the information exchange and advocacy computer network is an interactive forum which allows nonprofit organizations to exchange information and resources in a timely and efficient manner.
 According to Kraft General Foods' Michael Mudd, who heads the company's contributions program, the explicit purpose of Hunger Action Forum is to help anti-hunger advocates make positive change for low-income children and families and to help end hunger in their communities.
 "The Hunger Action Forum puts an extraordinarily powerful tool in the hands of those organizations working for economic and social change. By working together and sharing knowledge and information quickly and efficiently, we can eradicate hunger for millions of Americans, especially children," said Mudd. "Kraft General Foods is proud to support HandsNet's Hunger Action Forum."
 HandsNet founder Sam Karp said the organization is bringing added technology to the nonprofit community -- which usually doesn't have access to new technology. "With support from Kraft General Foods, HandsNet can help nonprofits create and share innovation in combating poverty and hunger within their communities, state and country," said Karp.
 The Washington-based Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) will facilitate the online Hunger Action Forum. FRAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research, public policy and legal center that serves as the hub of an anti-hunger network comprised of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country.
 HandsNet's Hunger Action Forum will debut at FRAC's national conference in Washington on Feb. 24-27.
 "Expanding the reach of HandsNet will have a tremendous impact on the anti-hunger network nationally and locally. Through more effective communications, our efforts to end hunger in this country will be greatly strengthened," said Robert J. Fersh, executive director of FRAC.
 Kraft General Foods' grant to HandsNet includes funds to assist statewide and regional anti-hunger organizations to join the network. Where necessary, HandsNet will provide modems, free subscriptions and network software.
 In an average month, HandsNet adds 40 to 50 new groups to its network. The non-profit organization charges its subscribers a nominal monthly fee for access to services ranging from electronic mail and discussion forums to news summaries and a vast on-line library of policy and program information.
 The key to the network's success and continued growth lies in its members' abilities to integrate its many benefits into daily work. As this occurs, HandsNet greatly enhances the capacity of social change strategists to create effective responses to persistent social problems.
 As the nation's largest corporate donor for anti-hunger programs, Kraft General Foods supports initiatives ranging from research to public advocacy to emergency feeding and technical assistance.
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