Donate to Feeding America's Coronavirus Response Fund

No one should go hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people are getting help from food banks for the first time. Food banks can't do it alone and you can help.



Feeding America has responded to COVID-19

1 in 4 children struggles with hunger.
50%increase in the number of people needing help
$240 million in emergency funding since March


Coronavirus is the perfect storm for our neighbors struggling to make ends meet

As the largest charitable food assistance network, we work with 200 food banks and 60,000 food partners acrosss the United States to bring food where it is needed most. Food bankers, volunteers and food panters are on the front lines ensuring eveyone has the food they need during this difficult time.

Children, families, and seniors need our help during the pandemic and our network isn't stopping anytime soon. The majority of network food banks report seeing a record increase in the number of people needing help, with an average increase of 50% across the country. Between March and June, roughly 4 in 10 people visiting food banks had not recieved food assistance before the pandemic.

You are helping to keep food banks strong

Thanks to your support, our network of 200 food bank members received more than $240 million in emergency funding through our COVID-19 Response Fund. The response fund helps food banks across the country provide equitable food access and reach communities, families and people disproportiantely affected by the pandemic and it's economic fall out. These funds help food banks:

COVID Response Fund Donations


In this time of uncertainty, Feeding America along with its network of local leaders works to ensure that this pandemic does not perpetuate inequity or deepen the burdens often borne disproportionately by communities of color and low-income people. We are agile and adaptive, supporting the growing needs of the communities we serve.

Feeding America dedicates our resources, platforms, and political will to make the biggest impact on people with the greatest need. This moment is an opportunity to illuminate how we are all affected when some of us lack the protections of a safety net. By focusing on the needs of people most impacted, we can better ensure the health and safety of all communities.

To learn more about the response in your community and how you can help, find your local food bank.


Louella and her mother at a food bank
Help food banks support communities impacted by the pandemic.
Donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund.


We can't do it without you.

Here are some small ways you can help food banks continue their important work:


Volunteer at your local food bank

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Want to do more? Check out our full list of ways to help your local food bank during the pandemic.

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