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.
Our COVID-19 Response
Feeding America network food banks across the country continue to mobilize their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, deploying new distributions, many of which are drive-through and outdoor, to maximize social distancing. The network is distributing emergency food boxes, and more will continue to reach families and individuals in need in the coming days and weeks. Meanwhile, other food banks are working with school districts and after-school programs to offer grab-and-go cold meals for children and families to help fill the gap while schools are closed. Additionally, Feeding America is working closely with the government to advocate for the supports, protections, and food access needed by all individuals affected by this crisis.
On Hunger + Health, you can find a variety of resources, research, and other information to help you in your response to food insecurity during, and as a result of, the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Hunger + Health blog, you can find the latest updates from Feeding America and partner organizations responding to this crisis by addressing food insecurity while promoting health and safety.
In this time of uncertainty, Feeding America along with its network of local leaders works to ensure that this pandemic does not perpetuate inequity or deepen the burdens often borne disproportionately by communities of color and low-income people. We are agile and adaptive, supporting the growing needs of the communities we serve.
Feeding America dedicates our resources, platforms, and political will to make the biggest impact on people with the greatest need. This moment is an opportunity to illuminate how we are all affected when some of us lack the protections of a safety net. By focusing on the needs of people most impacted, we can better ensure the health and safety of all communities.
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!