SAVING GOOD FOOD FROM GOING TO WASTE
In America, we have enough food to feed everyone, yet 108 billion pounds of safe food go to waste each year. In fact, an estimated 40% of food will never be consumed.
We work with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, foodservice companies, and farmers to gather food before it goes to waste.
Foods that nourish
HEALTHY, HIGH IN PROTEIN AND NUTRIENT RICH
The long-term effects of hunger and poor nutrition can be devastating. That’s why it’s not enough to provide families with food. They need a healthy variety of foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein. Each year, we do more to secure these foods for our nationwide network of food banks.
ENSURING FAMILIES RECEIVE GOOD, SAFE FOOD
In the past, food banks and food pantries often focused on storing non-perishable items like canned and packaged goods. As we work to make sure people in America facing hunger get a wider variety of healthy foods they need, we also work to keep these foods — including highly perishable items like fresh produce and lean protein — safe.
Feeding America is leading the fight to end hunger in our nation. Not only do we help provide meals to people facing hunger, but we also raise awareness about the issue, advocate on behalf of our neighbors experiencing hunger, and conduct in-depth research to better understand the problem. Together we are working to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.