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Part Two: How Syd Mandelbaum and Rock and Wrap It Up! Fight Hunger

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After a national survey we conducted determined that many more seniors were using soup kitchens, I sought new tactics to feed many more people. To that purpose, in 2007, I wrote what became the Federal Food Donation Act of 2008, signed by President Bush before he left office. This act encourages all federal buildings not to throw food into landfills, using it instead to feed the hungry.

We've covered a lot of territory so far. Anything you'd like to add before we close, Syd?

RWU is a way of life. We don't wait for government or corporations to facilitate change. We grow our own soldiers to fight this battle. It will take past my lifetime to win it. We know what needs to be done to reduce poverty in this country and we just do it. We are the change.
You folks certainly aren't resting on your past accomplishments. It's been a huge pleasure and a privilege talking with you, Syd. Best of luck to you!

Hopefully, this interview has whetted your appetite to know more about Rock and Wrap it Up! If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video will give you a good sense of how this project works.

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RWU in action

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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