Feeding America would like to thank our partner, Bank of America, for helping make this year's Give A Meal campaign a success. Together we raised more than 24 million meals for those in need, and it's because of Bank of America’s commitment to fighting hunger that we were able to make such a difference in the lives of so many Americans who experience food insecurity.
Learn more about Bank of America’s ongoing effort to fight hunger. Let’s use all of our connections to fight hunger.
Real Stories: Derek from St. Louis
“I’ve been a single dad to my three children for the last six years. I work full time in security. I work nights so I can be there for my kids during the day. Even though I’m working and doing well, I still always come up short – between paying for clothes, insurance, school supplies. It’s a humbling experience, going to a food pantry, but you got to do what you’ve got to do to feed my kids. Since I found the food pantry, I’ve never had to worry about my children going hungry."
Real Stories: Stephanie and David from San Diego
“We first found out about the food pantry while I was volunteering at my children’s school. I had never ever heard of a food pantry before – nonetheless been to one … We get fresh fruit and vegetables that would be very hard to afford otherwise. I know that soon our family will be out of this tough time, but I will always be grateful that the food pantry provided us with extra help when we needed it most."
Real Stories: Blenda from Gibson
"A few years ago, I was given guardianship over my two grandchildren, Aaron and Carson. At the time I had enough money to feed myself, but suddenly I had two growing boys to feed too. Even though I was working full time and living off retirement savings, my income was not going to be enough. Food was going to be a problem. I sent my boys to a summer program that provided them with free breakfast, lunch and sometimes a little bag of food to take home on the weekends. This help made all the difference."
Real Stories: Thomas and Chrisje from Augusta
"I would not have made it to this place without help from the food pantry. It helped me to provide for my family as I finished up school – and thus allowed me to take my next step into medicine and becoming an emergency room physician. I want to be there for people when they need it most – similar to how the food pantry was there for us when we had nowhere else to turn."
Our Exclusive Partner
Bank of America and Feeding America are working together to fight hunger across the country and in your local community.
Give a Meal is a promotional campaign of Feeding America® with the goal to help provide meals to families in need. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. $1=11 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of member food banks.