The Feeding America Network

The Feeding America network is a nationwide network of food banks, food pantries, and meal programs that work together to provide food to people facing hunger in the United States.

What does the Feeding America network do?

Feeding America helps local food banks with food, funds, and capacity building so that together we can serve more of our neighbors facing hunger across the United States. See a full list of partner food banks >

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Collecting Food Donations
Feeding America secures food and grocery donations from national food businesses and government agencies. Feeding America also rescues food from going to waste.
Moving Food to Communities
The Feeding America network moves donated food and groceries to where they are needed most. Everyone should have access to affordable, nutritious food no matter where they live.
Distributing Food to our Neighbors

Food banks in the network collect, sort, and store food donations and distribute food to local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and meal programs. Food pantries and meal programs in the network then distribute the food directly to individuals and families in their communities. These organizations may also provide additional services like nutrition education and job training.

Ending Hunger for Good
Feeding America's vision is an America where no one is hungry. In addition to providing food assistance, we raise awareness about the root causes of hunger, advocate for legislation to protect our neighbors from going hungry, and partner with people facing hunger to create new solutions to the hunger crisis.


What is a food bank?

A food bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger-relief charities and community organizations like food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. They work with local grocery stores, restaurants, and other food donors to gather surplus food that would otherwise go to waste.

Food banks in the U.S. are very diverse. Some are small and serve people across a large rural area. Others are very large and distribute many millions of pounds of food each year. All food banks rely on donors and volunteers to carry out their mission.


Food Banks

A food bank is a warehouse for millions of pounds of food and other products that go out to the community.

Food Pantries

A food pantry is an organization that distributes food directly to people.