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Our mission is to help improve poverty rates and living conditions within our local communities and Kenya through fundraising and outreach efforts.

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The Forward Advantage Foundation is headquartered in Fresno, California. Employees are also located in Braintree, Massachusetts and remotely throughout the U.S. and Kenya.

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Hunger Takes On Many Faces

By, Candace Hubble – Senior Customer Service Representative at Forward Advantage

When you think of feeding the homeless, what comes to mind first? Like many of you, I think of the panhandlers that are so prevalent in our city. In fact, it’s such an issue that it was recently featured in The Fresno Bee. We want to help, but it can be difficult to know who honestly needs it.

Unfortunately, the hunger issue in Fresno goes well beyond our panhandling problem. Hunger takes on many different faces in our city. I’ve shared below a few photos provided by Harvest of Harmony. These are the faces of individuals who have benefited from their “Feeding the Multiples” events, and they’re not necessarily who would first come to mind when you think of feeding the homeless.

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It’s not just about sustenance; it’s about providing hope to those who need it. Whether it’s the gratitude on an elderly man’s face, or the joy of a mom seeing that her children are not going hungry, there are so many aspects of what we do each year with the food drive that we don’t see. Tanisha Smith, an active member of Harvest of Harmony, shared how rewarding it is to participate each year. “It’s such an amazing experience. It’s hard to choose what my favorite part is.”

There are many families in need in our community. Harvest of Harmony anticipates 500 families for this year’s food drive. They are counting on us, so let’s get that thermometer moving up!

Angaza Widows Group – Chicken Program

(“Angaza” means light in Kiswahili) The Angaza Widows Group consists of a group of widowed Kenyan women, most of who come from Chebaiywa village and its environs. Many of these women struggle with common challenges, including: coping with the death of a spouse, the stigma of HIV/Aids, inadequate finances, and the challenge of raising children as a single parent. To [...]

Improve Lives in West Africa by Donating on Behalf of Vocational Programs

Forward Advantage’s Michael Wanke has some big plans for next month, and he can use your help! Michael has been working hard during his free time to raise funds for a two-week trip to West Africa. The purpose of this trip is to set up a computer lab for a vocational school in Guinea-Bissau. As a Software Developer for Forward [...]

Local “Bike and BBQ” Supports Fresno’s Children

The Forward Advantage Foundation would like to thank those who recently participated in the charity “Bike and BBQ” event that took place on October 13th. Employees of Forward Advantage and Physician Network Advantage organized this event in support of Off The Front’s mission to combat obesity and poor academic performance among children in Fresno. The program grants underprivileged children a [...]

Forward Advantage Employees Support California Classic Weekend

Congratulations to Forward Advantage’s Jason Oxford, Jason Lewis, and Gary Gerard for a ride well done! On Saturday, May 19, these three teamed up for the California Classic Weekend - Metric Century Bike Ride. The Metric Century was one of three courses that riders could choose from and covered a scenic, 60-mile route in Fresno. The Forward Advantage group finished [...]

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