How do I make a donation?

You can make a financial donation online, by calling or mailing our donation form.

How can I find my local food bank?

Locate your local food bank here.

How can I make a product donation?

Your local food bank can assist you in determining what items they need at the present time. If you wish to donate grocery products directly to your local food bank, visit our food drives page.

Can I make a donation in someone’s honor/in memory of a loved one?

Yes. More and more people are choosing alternative gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials and many other occasions. Visit our honor/memorial donation form to make an honor or memorial gift. Fill in the blank space with the names and addresses of who you would like to receive an honor card. Or, if you are making a gift in memory of a loved one, please provide the name and address of who the card should be sent to, who the gift is in memory of, and who made the gift.

How do I send in my company’s matching gift form?

First, make sure that our organization meets your company’s requirements for matching (some companies can only provide a match for specific types of institutions). Once you have verified that your company will match a gift to our organization, please send their form to:

Feeding America
Matching Gifts
Donation Processing Center
PO Box 96749
Washington, DC 20090-6749

Once we confirm that we have received your gift, we will complete the appropriate matching gift paperwork and send it to your company for processing.

Will I get a receipt for my donation?

Yes, once your donation has been processed, you will receive a confirmation letter and receipt that you can keep for your personal records. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are experiencing a delay in receiving and processing donations. If you have mailed a donation, there will be an additional delay before you receive your receipt. We appreciate your patience and support during this time.

How can I be removed from the mailing list?

Please call us at or contact us online to request removal from our mailing list. You may also mail your removal request to us at:

Feeding America
161 North Clark Street
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60601
How can I unsubscribe from the email list?

Click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email we have sent, or contact us online to request removal from our email list.

How can I reduce the amount or frequency of the mail I receive from Feeding America?

If you wish to reduce the amount of mail you receive from Feeding America, please call us at and ask to speak with one of the Direct Marketing Associates. There are various options for reduced mailing schedules and we welcome your call to discuss these options with us.

How long will it take before I stop receiving mail from Feeding America?

It takes approximately four to six weeks to fully remove a donor from our mailing list.

Will my donation be used wisely?

Yes! Feeding America is proud to share with you our 99 percent Charitable Commitment rating, reported in the 2019 edition of Forbes Magazine’s annual survey of major charities. This rating was determined by the percentage of total financial and product donations devoted to programs.

If I donate to my local food bank, am I also donating to Feeding America?

Over 200 food banks and food rescue organizations are members of the Feeding America network. Each is a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Only donations directly to the Feeding America national office support the national network of food banks. If you are interested in learning more about your local Feeding America Member, search for your local food bank.

Who supports Feeding America?

The Feeding America network relies on Individual, Corporate and Foundation support to fund our hunger-relief efforts nationwide.

How do I change my monthly giving method of payment, monthly amount, or stop payment?

If you are an online monthly donor, you may visit the gift service center to make any changes to your account. Otherwise, to make any changes to your account, please contact our Donor Services Representative. For security reasons, we do not recommend you send changes or updates to your credit card by postal mail.

When will my monthly giving donation by credit card or bank transfer be processed?

If you signed up for monthly giving by mail or over the phone, your deduction will either be on the fourth of every month or the nineteenth of every month. If you registered to be a monthly donor online, your automatic payment will occur one month from the day you sign up.

Is my online donation secure?

Feeding America uses third-party services to make sure that your donation and information is kept secure. You can read more in our Privacy Policy and Donor Privacy Policy about the information received from you. Also, we are a PCI compliant organization.

How is it possible to provide at least ten meals with just one dollar?

Unlike walking into a grocery store and paying retail prices for food, Feeding America works directly with major manufacturers, retailers and other partners across the country to secure safe, healthy food that would otherwise go to waste. According to a ReFED study conducted in 2016, 72 billion pounds of food is wasted in America each year. Through our partnerships, Feeding America works to rescue this food before it’s wasted — making a difference for the people we serve and for the environment. Because of these successful partnerships, every dollar you donate to Feeding America helps secure and distribute at least 12 pounds of food — the equivalent of 10 meals — through our nationwide network of food banks.

Read more about the impact of dollars donated to Feeding America.