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Vote for "Skip A Side" in USA Today's "A Community Thrives" Campaign

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Complete these steps by May 13

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    Go to this link.

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    Vote for "Skip A Side" and Help Feed Hungry People. It Does Not Cost You Anything!

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    Vote once a day, Every Day, until May 13, 2017.

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    Share this message and voting with ALL your friends!

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How this will help

Vote for Skip A Side! Hunger is a reality in your neighborhood. Skip A Side gives all of us the opportunity to feed people in need.

People you know are hungry. Together, we can feed everyone...

Vote for Skip A Side! Hunger is a reality in your neighborhood. Skip A Side gives all of us the opportunity to feed people in need.

People you know are hungry. Together, we can feed everyone suffering from hunger in our own communities.

The Skip A Side program was developed by The Coggiola family, owners of The Cantina, a community focused restaurant in the historic Biltmore Village of Asheville, NC.

Here's how it works. At the Cantina each entree comes with two side dishes that can be "skipped" by the guest. When taking an order, our serving staff simply asks, Do you wish to 'skip a side' and be nice with your rice? The Cantina then donates the $2 retail value to Manna, Asheville's very active and essential local food bank. With each side dish skipped, Manna provides seven meals.

How well does Skip A Side work? So far, the Cantina alone has provided over 200,000 meals in an eight county area of North Carolina!

With your vote, USA Today's "A Community Thrives" grant of $100,000 will be used to gather matching funds to expand Skip A Side to restaurants all over America. That's the delicious beauty of Skip A Side: It's easy to replicate in any restaurant.

Think of the power Skip A Side has in feeding people everywhere – people close to you!

Together, we can customize and implement this powerful program in your community. We need your vote to share Skip A Side with restaurants near you and your local food banks. There are over 1 million restaurants in the US giving over $3 billion annually to charity. 90%  give locally and 70% of that giving is hunger related. Remember, no one can thrive when they're hungry. An empty stomach devours human potential. Dreams die in the heart of an unfed child.

Help us share Skip A Side, your community's life-giving solution to feeding people suffering from hunger.

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