As the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America is leading the fight against hunger in our nation. We do this by not only feeding people on the ground, but also by raising awareness of the issue across the country. Feeding America educates the public about the impact of hunger through investment in marketing and communications, advocacy and cutting-edge research.
Feeding America engages the public through hunger public service announcements (PSA) campaign in partnership with Ad Council that is supported with over $60 million of donated media annually, establishing partnerships with high-profile celebrities to serve on our Entertainment Council and implementing strategic cause-marketing campaigns with leading corporations.
We advocate for programs that protect people facing hunger through a policy staff based in Washington, DC and through our Hunger Action Center, a massive grassroots advocacy center based online. The Hunger Action Center consists of an online community of more than 150,000 people who help us champion hunger-relief programs at the federal, state and local levels.
Feeding America believes that only by understanding it can we truly find solutions to hunger in America. This belief leads us to invest in top-of-the-line research initiatives – such as the annual Map the Meal Gap report and our quadrennial Hunger in America (HIA) Study. Map the Meal Gap provides food insecurity rates for every county and congressional district in America. HIA is the largest and most statistically valid, comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking food assistance through charity. HIA informs the Feeding America network’s strategy decisions, informs policy decisions at a state and federal level and helps us understand why people use private and nonprofit organizations and government programs for hunger relief.