Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 37 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 14 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
The Feeding America network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, securing and distributing more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery products annually. Those member food banks support approximately 63,000 local charitable agencies and 70,000 programs, which provide food directly to individuals and families in need.
Sources of food distributed by Feeding America:
- 529 million pounds from national product donors
- 478 million pounds from US Government programs
- 904 million pounds from local product donors
- 206 million pounds from purchase
Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest, unites all food banks and establishes partnerships with the food industry, the media, advocacy groups, and other vital participants in the struggle to end hunger. Feeding America, the network, is the third largest charity in America, and as such, carries a prominent voice and platform on behalf of the hungry in the United States.