African American households face hunger at a rate more than twice that of white, non-Hispanic households. And getting enough to eat is a consistent struggle for 1 in 4 African American children.
Real Story of Hunger: Meet Ortilia and Tyrone
Ortilia and Tyrone were working hard to provide a happy life for their three children when they were suddenly faced with hard times. They were forced to make tough choices, including skipping meals so their kids could eat. Oritilia and Tyrone were determined to get through this tough time – and that’s where their community’s food pantry made all the difference.
Feeding America reaches African American households every day
The Feeding America network is here to help — serving nearly 1 in 3 African Americans in the U.S. Together, we are working to ensure that every family has the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve a hunger-free future. But we cannot continue our work without you.
Give to Feeding America today
Every dollar donated helps the Feeding America network of food banks secure and distribute 11 meals to people facing hunger — including African American families who need our help, like Derek and his children.