Each year, the Feeding America network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than twelve million children and nearly three million seniors. Feeding America helps feed 37 million Americans each year. Their network of more than 200 food banks serves all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Feeding America network secures and distributes more than two billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually.
Mission and Values:
Feeding America’s 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. Feeding America has adopted the following Statement of Values, which guides their actions and planning: Respect, Stewardship and Accountability, Collaboration, Urgency, Service, Integrity, Diversity.
■ Feeding America is annually providing food to 37 million Americans, including 14 million children. This increases significantly each year.
■ That means one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America for food and groceries.
■ Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks is feeding 1 million more Americans each week than was did in 2006.
■ Thirty-six percent of the households served have at least one person working.
■ More than one-third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care.
■ The number of children the Feeding America network serves has increased by 50 percent since 2006.