Donate to Feeding America's COVID Response

When the pandemic started, we pulled together to care for our neighbors. And it's not over.

With COVID cases on the rise across the country, we're gearing up for another emergency response. But, with your help, we can continue to feed every community, no matter what happens next.


We came together to feed our neighbors.

42 million people may face hunger because of COVID-19
55%increase in the number of people seeking help from food banks
6 billionmeals distributed during the pandemic
Young girl holding groceries from food bank while wearing a mask

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.

Learn more about how food banks are responding to the pandemic >

A volunteer at a Mobile Pantry hosted by Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
Help food banks support communities impacted by the pandemic.
Donate to the COVID-19 Response Fund.



Volunteer wearing face mask and moving boxes at food bank

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 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 your local food bank

Volunteer at a Food Bank

65% of network food banks are accepting and in need of volunteers. Make a difference today.


Find Your Food Bank 

Thank Food Bank Workers

Thank Food Bank Workers

Send a message to the front-line food bank workers and volunteers helping our neighbors every day.


Send a Note

Advocate for federal nutrition programs

Become an advocate 

Families across the country need more support to get meals - and fast. Support emergency relief today.


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