Who We Are
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. For 35 years, we have responded to the crisis of food insecurity in the United States by providing food to people in need through a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. We provide meals to more than 46 million people each year, and strive to help the people we serve build a path to a bright, food-secure future by engaging the country in the fight to end hunger.
What We Do
In a country that wastes billions of pounds of food each year, it is almost shocking that anyone in America goes hungry. Yet every day, there are millions of children and adults who do not get the meals they need to thrive. Feeding America works to get nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers and retailers – to people in need. More specifically, Feeding America’s 2025 goal includes a focus to provide access to enough nutritious food for people struggling with hunger. As food banks continue to make strategic plans to help achieve this goal, nutrition policies have become a tool for food banks to contribute to this goal.
There has also been an increased focus on ensuring that the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition and health are being discussed and addressed throughout the food, nutrition, health, government and social service sectors.
Within this section, you can explore Feeding America’s initiatives, partnerships and research related to diabetes interventions, the increased distribution of healthy foods, food insecurity screenings in health care settings, “nudges,” collective impact and much more. Food banks throughout the network are engaged in new ways of developing solutions to address and end food insecurity, and we look forward to partnering with you!