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 31 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.
Real Stories: Jamie from El Paso
“I served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. After being honorably discharged, I worked hard to provide for my wife and three daughters. A few years ago I was laid off. I took a minimum wage job as a security officer, but it wasn’t enough. It took a lot to ask for help; the military trained us to stand on our own no matter what. My local food pantry helped my family with food and also helped me emotionally, giving me hope we will be okay.”
Real Stories: Manny from Pismo Beach
“My four children and I live in a shelter after fleeing an abusive relationship. I’ve always worked, but right now I’m between surgeries and can’t work, which means we must wait for low-income housing to finally have a home. The pantry at my kids’ school provides fresh produce that gives my kids the nutrients they need to keep them strong through this tough time. I know when all this is behind me, I’ll be able to pay this help forward.”
Real Stories: Liz from Chicago
“I always wanted to go back to school, but as a single mom with three boys, it was tough. Last year I decided to go back. We get by, but it’s a struggle, particularly during the holidays. Without the food pantry I don’t know what I’d do. I may not have a lot to give my boys, but they love food, so when the pantry gives us an amazing meal, I know they’re happy. And when they get older, they will go back to food pantries – but as volunteers, full of love, compassion and support for people in need.”
Real Stories: Victoria from Bartlett
“For a long time, my family had a three bedroom house, a big yard and my husband had a well-paying job. We had to give it all up and move to take care of my mother and aunt. My mother suffers from Parkinson’s, and my aunt has disabilities and they needed us. We are happy to take care of two women who raised me, but it hasn’t been easy. The food pantry has been a lifesaver. They are giving us food and also hope by showing us that we’re not in this alone. There are people out there to help; there are people out there who care.”
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.