Working together to end hunger and create a brighter future.
Though the economy is improving since the Great Recession, many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet. Currently, 41 million in the U.S. face hunger — a crisis in which underemployment, stagnant wages and rising costs of living are all playing a role.
That means for many of our neighbors, putting food on the table remains a daily struggle.
We recognize that hunger is a complex issue. When people face hunger, they often struggle to meet other basic needs as well — such as housing, employment, and healthcare. That’s why Feeding America is committed to more than providing food for people in need. We also want to make progress toward ending hunger for good. To do this, Feeding America aims to meet people’s needs holistically by partnering with other organizations that address everything from homelessness to health care. Together, we can find the most innovative ways to help the people we serve and achieve a hunger-free America.
From Washington to your hometown, we're advocating for Americans facing hunger.
Federal and state food assistance is critical to ending hunger. Feeding America works hard to protect and promote government programs that help families facing hunger meet their basic nutritional needs. With your help, we can:
- Advocate for local and national programs, including SNAP (formerly Food Stamps), that help families and households facing hunger
- Lobby responsibly for issues we believe can have a major impact on hunger in America
We can't do this essential work without you. Learn more about how we're advocating to protect people in need, and how you can get involved.
Feeding America food banks do much more than distribute food.
Food banks in the Feeding America network anticipate and adjust to the needs of the communities they serve. Distributing food to children, seniors and families in need is their first priority, but Feeding America member food banks also offer:
- Community-specific programs that respond to the changing needs of the people they serve
- Programs that help families manage the relationship between food and wellness
- Programs that help families and households identify food-related ways to keep children healthy
- Ways to help families and households create and follow a food budget or find government programs