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Shake Shack partners with Feeding Matters

Published on June 07, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14, Feeding Matters is partnering with HopeKids and the Fashion Square Shack Shack to raise much-needed funds for both nonprofit organizations. Bring in a copy of the flyer to the right, either printed or on your mobile device, to the Shake Shack location in Scottsdale Fashion Square, and Shake Shack will generously donate 15% of the day's proceeds back to Feeding Matters and HopeKids. The fundraiser runs from 11 am - 10 pm. We can't wait for you to join us for lunch, dinner, or a shake!

The fundraiser applies to the Fashion Square Shake Shack only, located adjacent to the former Barney's Department Store on the Scottsdale Road side of the mall. Don't forget to bring a flyer!

Interested in joining Feeding Matters?

Published on May 26, 2016

We are looking for a dedicated, goal-oriented, and mission-focused individuals to join our rapidly expanding team!

Program Coordinator

Feeding Matters is seeking a second full-time Program Coordinator who reports directly to and will work in partnership with the Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives. With excellent growth opportunity, this role will work with the organization’s online community and resources as well as support its initiatives and educational programs to bring awareness to pediatric feeding disorder. Click here for a full position description. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to support@feedingmatters.org.

Philanthropy Manager

Feeding Matters is seeking a dynamic, motivated and experienced Development Manager who reports directly to and will work in partnership with the Director of Development. This role will require knowledge and experience with event management, individual giving, and grant writing. Click here for a full position description. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to support@feedingmatters.org.

Summer 2016 Internship

Feeding Matters is seeking a junior or senior level undergraduate student with an interest in the nonprofit sector for a summer 2016 internship. A strong candidate will possess exceptional research and writing skills, as well as a desire to learn about national grantors and their processes with a focus on results. Click here for the full position description. If interested, please email send a cover letter and resume to support@feedingmatters.org.

10 Ways to Get Involved With Feeding Matters

Published on May 02, 2016

Are you looking for ways to help positively change the lives of children and families impacted by pediatric feeding disorder? For ten incredible years, Feeding Matters has been a valuable resource, a means of guidance and support, and most importantly, a lifeline for families and children who struggle to eat. In honor of our 10th anniversary, check out this list: 10 Ways to Get Involved

  • Tell people about the impact of pediatric feeding disorder. Reach out to members of your community and educate them on the impact of pediatric feeding disorder. If you have personal experience with feeding disorders, whether as a parent or as a professional, please consider sharing your experiences by writing a post on the Feeding Matters blog.
  • Amplify your ability to give. As a recurring gift, your donation will go further than you thought possible. Setting up a recurring gift is a great way to support Feeding Matters by providing steady funding through a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift to the organization.
  • Contribute helpful resources to our Resource Directory. If you know of any feeding resources, whether it be a successful feeding clinic in your town, current research articles on pediatric feeding, workshops or conferences being offered on feeding, etc., share them with Feeding Matters to contribute to our ever-growing provider and resource directories.
  • Volunteer with us. There are always opportunities for you to volunteer with us and your help is extremely valued and appreciated. Even if you live outside of Arizona, you can still volunteer right from your very own computer!
  • Leave a legacy. By making Feeding Matters a part of your legacy giving plans, you are giving a gift that positively impacts the health of infants and children worldwide for generations to come.
  • Explore the Feeding Matters website. The more you learn, the more aware you become. This awareness can help you to become a better advocate for the pediatric feeding community.
  • Attend the 5th Pediatric Feeding Conference. Learn more about pediatric feeding disorder from world renowned feeding experts by attending in-person in Phoenix, AZ or by attending virtually through a live webcast.
  • Interact with Feeding Matters on Facebook. Become even more connected with Feeding Matters by liking us on Facebook where you’ll find a strong community of families and healthcare professionals dedicated to supporting children who struggle to eat. And while you're at it, don't forget to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn as well!
  • Take a tour of Feeding Matters. Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona for one of our monthly tours where you can learn more about our organization and meet our leadership team. 
  • Give a gift in their honor. Making a gift in honor of a loved one is a wonderful way to show how much you care. A gift to Feeding Matters in honor of a loved one reflects your desire to make a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as your honoree has impacted you.


Have other ideas of how to get involved? Use your creativity to support Feeding Matters! You can make a big difference just by doing something you love and sharing it with us.

 

Meeting Other Dedicated Professionals

Published on April 20, 2016

Earlier in April, Founder and Board Chair, Shannon Goldwater and Executive Director, Chris Linn were invited to present at a business meeting hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The goal of the meeting was to discuss how feeding experts and programs can collaborate to provide robust and enhanced resources for each other and their patients. Over 70 representatives from feeding programs across the country attended this collaborative meeting. In addition, Feeding Matters hosted a booth at the CHOP feeding conference the following day.

During the meeting, Feeding Matters shared our history and long-term initiatives and asked for collaboration opportunities. Some of the long-term goals include:

  • Having in-depth education and training available both in the universities and post-graduation
  • Gathering prevalence data to analyze the true impact of the medical disorder and identifying the economic impact for families and the broader community
  • Facilitating longitudinal research studies on identification and treatment methods
  • Promoting the effectiveness and importance of having a multidisciplinary team
  • Empowering families and healthcare professionals with reliable resources in managing care for children with pediatric feeding disorder

Thank you to the dedicated professionals who attended this meeting. We were honored to share more about Feeding Matters and to offer ideas on ways we can work together. We are always looking for introductions to build partnerships. Together, our cumulative work and involvement will create true systemic change that will provide better outcomes for children with pediatric feeding disorder.

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