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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Interfaith Community Services Food Bank is asking for the public's help in matching donations for the Feinstein March/April $1 million challenge. 

According to a recent ICS release the need for food is greater during the summer, when children who normally eat school lunch are home, and families that are already struggling fall even further behind. 

By participating in the Feinstein $1 million Challenge, ICS will have the opportunity to feed more families. In 2013, ICS distributed $1.6 million worth of food to more than 21,000 individuals in 6,682 households and the numbers for 2014 are increasing with each month, according to the ICS release.

The Feinstein Challenge will divide up $1 million to participating nonprofit food banks across the U.S. ICS is one of those participating.  According to the rules of the program, each organization must keep track of their donations for March and April (this includes cash, checks and food items, which will be valued at $1 a pound) and they will receive a matching donation from the Feinstein Foundation. This means the more ICS brings in the more they could receive. 

According to the release donation matches could range from $250 to $35,000. 

Over the years through the springtime $1 Million Challenge, Feinstein has raised more than $2 billion for more than 1,800 agencies nationwide that help the needy.

For more on Interfaith Community Services go online to https://www.icstucson.org/services/food-bank

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