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How $5 and a Plate of Spaghetti Can Change a City

December 11, 2013
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How $5 and a Plate of Spaghetti Can Change a City
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Kickstarter-style site works to crowdfund 5,000 dinners for Philadelphia's hungry.

There’s a lot of money in the crowdfunding world. And MealTics is looking to move some of that support into hungry communities that need a financial boost. They’ve combined the crowdfunding model with traditional fundraising to build an opportunity for people to easily turn meals from their favorite local restaurants into donations for local shelters and soup kitchens. Their current campaign to raise 5,000 spaghetti dinners from Rino’s Restaurant, outside Philadelphia, takes just a $5 donation from diners, and it’s starting to catch on.

 

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