Together, we are keeping food banks and communities strong
During the first months of the pandemic, roughly 4 in 10 people visiting food banks were seeking help for the first time. Food banks have adapted to this new level of need with most food banks serving over 55% more people than before the pandemic began.
Thanks to your support, the Feeding America network of 200 food banks provided nearly 6 billion meals to our neighbors from March 2020 to January 2021. And member food banks have received more than $326 million in emergency funding for their COVID response efforts.
This crisis is far from over, as the need for food continues
The pandemic reversed the last decade's progress towards ending hunger in the United States. In 2021, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be at risk of hunger.
Unfortunately, many people continue to face unemployment and families still struggle to pay bills like housing, utilities, and medical care.
The Feeding America network will continue to support our neighbors devastated by the pandemic, especially communities that are disproportionately impacted by hunger. Your generosity helps ensure everyone has the food they need for the days ahead.
What you can do to help food banks
Here are some small ways you can help food banks continue their important work.
Want to do more? Check out our full list of ways to help your local food bank during the pandemic.
Volunteer at a Food Bank
65% of network food banks are accepting and in need of volunteers. Make a difference today.
Thank Food Bank Workers
Send a message to the front-line food bank workers and volunteers helping our neighbors every day.
Become an advocate
Families across the country need more support to get meals - and fast. Support emergency relief today.