Measuring Hope: Feeding America Makes Every Mile, Pound and Hour Count

December 31, 2013
by Feeding America

As 2013 draws to a close, Feeding America would like to highlight the tremendous size and scope of our efforts to provide food and groceries to low-income families throughout our nation.

Here is a snapshot of what we accomplish together each and every week of the year:

  • Volunteers contribute 163,000 hours, saving our network more than $1 million in labor costs.
  • We rescue 22 million pounds of food from grocery store shelves, food that once would have ended up in landfills.
  • A fleet of 2,449 trucks transports food more than 847,730 miles—34 times the circumference of the earth.
  • We provide 19 million pounds of fresh produce to Americans in need.
  • The food pantries and soup kitchens that we help stock distribute enough food to fill the equivalent of more than half a million shopping carts.
  • Our network of 203 food banks distributes food and groceries to 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters that help low-income Americans.
  • We provide food to nearly 6 million people.

Thank you for your support of and engagement with Feeding America each and every week of the year! For a look at what we accomplished this year, please check out our 2013 Annual Report: Solving Hunger Together.

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