June 10, 2009 7:40 pm

Download Internet Explorer 8 & Help Fight Hunger

By / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider Program

Today, the Internet Explorer Team took over New York City’s Time Warner Center and San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza where local artists used food cans to create sculptures of the Empire State Building in New York and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. After the sculptures are completed, the cans will be donated.

The Empire State Building Sculpted with Food Cans!  The Golden Gate Bridge Sculpted with Food Cans!
(Credit: Diane Bondareff – Left / Pete LaPage – Right)

It’s all part of our Browser for the Better campaign. Turns out that during the school year over 17 million U.S. children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunches at their schools. But once the school year is ends and summer begins, these children longer receive this benefit as they are no longer in school until the fall. In response, we are joining forces with Feeding America to help these children this summer.

For every completed download of Internet Explorer 8 through the Browser for the Better website, we will donate the financial equivalent of 8 meals to Feeding America’s network of 206 local food banks. These food banks supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year! The Browser for the Better campaign starts today and will run through Aug. 8, 2009.

To also help kick off the campaign, the Browser for the Better website is hosting a series of new viral videos staring Dean Cain and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait which highlight features of Internet Explorer 8. Here is one of the 2 videos available today with 2 more coming soon!

Dean Cain is absolutely hilarious in these videos!

So what are you waiting for? Go download Internet Explorer 8 today and help us fight hunger in the United States this summer!

Oh and of course after downloading, give Internet Explorer 8 a try. Not only does it include features such as Web Slices and Accelerators for finding the information you want quickly on the web, it’s also fast and secure too.

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