Feeding America

Feeding America

Feeding America provides individuals and families facing hunger with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger through emergency food assistance and programs.

Feeding America feeds hungry Americans each year, educates the public about hunger in America, and advocates for public policies that improve the lives of hungry Americans. In 2008, Forbes magazine gave Feeding America a charitable commitment rating of 98 percent—meaning 98 percent of all product and financial donations received by the Feeding America network go directly toward feeding hungry people, rather than to administration or fundraising.

How we work

The Feeding America network distributes food and grocery products to its member food banks. Those food banks then distribute food and grocery products to charitable feeding agencies nationwide.
Feeding America is fueled by donated and purchased products, as well as an efficient product recovery system that rescues items from retailers that might otherwise go to waste. The network benefits from the generous support of more than 500 national grocery and food service companies, individuals, corporations and charitable foundations.

Who we help

Today, there are more than 36 million Americans facing hunger, including 12.4 million children. Hunger affects all walks of life in communities all across the country—rural, urban, and suburban.

The people we serve include seniors living on fixed incomes, who have to choose between paying for medicine or buying food; neighbors who work long hours but still must choose between paying their utility bills or feeding their families; and children who have difficulty concentrating in school because they don't have access to adequate meals. Feeding America strives to provide a chance for a better tomorrow to everyone struggling with hunger.

Take Action: Donate, Advocate, Volunteer

You can help provide food and enrich lives by joining the fight to end hunger. To get involved today, visit feedingamerica.org.