Feeding people facing hunger is about more than simply providing food. It’s about providing wellness, nourishment and strength. That’s why it’s our mission to provide the most nutritious food possible to improve people’s health and well-being.
We know that for populations like children and seniors, a balanced diet can be particularly essential to succeeding in school, complementing medication and battling disease. Unfortunately, nutrition-related illnesses disproportionately affect food-insecure people.
Every day, Feeding America commits to building stronger communities with nutritious food. Here's how:
Sourcing and distributing food that is essential to a healthy diet helps us best meet the needs of the people we serve. To do that, we’re constantly innovating more ways to get perishable food to people who need it. Equipped with new solutions, 69 percent of the food the Feeding America network now distributes aligns with USDA nutritional guidelines.
We’re helping to promote healthy food choices in food pantries, empowering the people we serve to make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families.
We know that there’s a strong relationship between nutrition, health and food insecurity. That's why we continue to conduct research on how these topics intersect — and how we can use that knowledge to better serve people facing hunger. Take an in-depth look at the connection we’ve found between health and hunger.
You can also learn more about how we’re fighting hunger with health on our Hunger and Health website — where there’s tons of recipes, research and resources for creating a healthier America.