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Together we can fight hunger
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County is lower Fairfield County's primary hunger-relief organization. We provide food to over 70 non-profit agencies and programs that serve low income people in our six town service area through bags of groceries and congregate meals. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care programs, homeless shelters, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and rehabilitation programs. The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County also seeks to also raise awareness of, and promote action to combat, hunger in these communities.
Creating a hunger-free community
The Worcester County Food Bank's (WCFB) mission is to engage, educate, and lead Worcester County in creating a hunger-free community. 95 percent of all donated resources go directly towards creating a hunger-free community.WCFB is the leading anti-hunger organization in Central Massachusetts, distributing over 5 million pounds of donated food and grocery product in partnership with food donors, financial supporters, and volunteers. WCFB provides this product to a network of 138 partner agencies that have programs for feeding hungry people of all ages including food pantries, community meal sites, and shelters.WCFB also advocates within the community and at the state and federal levels for systemic and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger.
Bringing a message of mercy and hope to those in need by providing nutritional basics and encouragement
The River Food Pantry is Dane County's busiest food pantry, offering free groceries, meals, and clothing to anyone who comes for help. Located in a warehouse just off Northport Drive and Packers Avenue, The River is surrounded by low-income neighborhoods and subsidized senior housing—exactly where we're needed the most. We also provide a mobile lunch program for children and teens in low income neighborhoods surrounding the food pantry. Nutritious packed lunches are distributed in the neighborhoods on weekends and other non-school days. The River feeds more than 600 Dane County families per week, sharing 40 thousand pounds of food every seven days, or about 2 million pounds of food each year. Over $3.6 million in goods and services are distributed annually. We also serve 550+ hot meals each week and currently distribute 300 mobile packed lunches on each non-school day.
Southeast Community Outreach
SECOR's mission is loving kids, families, and those in need with food and financial assistance while restoring dignity and hope for a better future! As a faith-based organization, we are about restoring justice to a fearful, hidden, hopeless, significantly unreached and often hidden people group through redemptive love and grace in the face of suburban poverty's devastation. While facing brokenness, hurt, confusion, and shame, “we” see the faces of our guests as they seek help in the midst of job loss, under-employment, recent divorce, inadequate retirement for the elderly, outrageous medical bills, brutal rents, almost non-existent public transportation, broken down auto's, and multiple other “LIFE HAPPENS” events that few are capable of planning for. We are committed to breaking the chains of suburban poverty in our area allowing those who are set free to discover their God-given purpose to make a contribution to this world.
Serving San Diego County since 1977
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed more than 20 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank served, on average, more than 350,000 people per month in San Diego County. The Food Bank receives food from the USDA, food manufacturers, food retailers, the agricultural sector, food drives, and through financial contributions that enable us to purchase protein-rich foods, fresh produce, and dry staple foods such as beans, oatmeal, and rice. We also benefit from the generosity of over 16,000 volunteers annually that help to sort and distribute donated and purchased food products.
we are counting on you
Colonial Heights Food Pantry is committed to alleviating hunger and developing collaborative strategies to encourage self-reliance and preserve human dignity. We work to improve the nutrition, health, and quality of life of qualifying needy, poor individuals and families by providing them assistance in the form of groceries to supplement their dietary needs. We also identify other basic needs of life to which the food pantry, working with other organizations, provides referrals to social services, medical service organizations, and community non-profits.
Food. Help. Hope.
Incorporated in 1982, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey fights hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long term solutions. We will engage, educate, and empower all sectors of society in the battle. The FoodBank distributes more than 44 million pounds of food a year to more than 1,000 partner agencies. Through our combined efforts, we help feed more than 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey every year.
Fighting hunger one day at a time
The Food Bank of Western New York obtains food and support from public and private sources. Donated food, deemed "edible but unmarketable" by the food industry, is brought to our facility and redistributed to qualified charitable programs providing food and grocery items to the needy in the four county area of Western, New York. During fiscal year 2010 11,506,590 pounds of food and grocery items were distributed to 333 member agency programs . Each month, they serve nearly 75,000 less fortunate Western New Yorkers in soup kitchens, food pantries, kids cafes, shelters and other emergency food providers. Our vision is to continue to respectfully provide nutritional food, training education and hunger advocacy for our agency programs and their clients empowering them to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Hunger is big. Our community is bigger.
Foodshare is leading an informed, coordinated response to hunger in our community. As Greater Hartford's regional food bank, we are working to nourish our neighbors every, single day by increasing access to healthy food. We will continue this work for as long as there are people in need-but hunger is bigger than food. Collecting and distributing 11.5 million of meals worth of food each year gives us a stark understanding of the everyday realities of food insecurity. With your support we are building collaborative partnerships and advocating on behalf of those we serve, with one goal in mind-building a stronger and healthier Greater Hartford for us all. Foodshare is changing what it means to be a food bank. Join the conversation online at www.foodshare.org.
Together we can solve hunger.
Food Bank of Central New York has been helping to feed the hungry since 1985. We are the main food supplier to 250 emergency food programs - helping fill food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters with food for distribution to the hungry. Food Bank of Central New York distributed 15,158,866 pounds of food last year which became 12,632,388 meals or enough food for 34,609 meals each day! Our service area includes the following 11 counties throughout central and northern New York: Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and St. Lawrence.
Feeding Maine's Hungry
The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by sourcing and distributing nutritious food to people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger. Good Shepherd Food Bank relies on its relationships with Maine's food industry in order to gather millions of pounds of food each year. Additionally, we secure yet more truckloads for the state of Maine from national food donors through our affiliation with Feeding America.
Gather. Share. Nurture.
Opened in 1986, the mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Today the Vermont Foodbank, Vermont's only food bank, serves 225 Network Partners that assist as many as 153,000 Vermonters each year. Last year, the Vermont Foodbank distributed 10 million pounds of food to its Network Partners and to individuals throughout the state from its distribution centers in Barre, Brattleboro and Rutland.
From hunger to hope
Established in 1994, the Interfaith Food Pantry was formed when a group from local houses of worship decided to address the growing issue of hunger by consolidating their food assistance programs. The Interfaith Food Pantry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization helping eligible families in Morris County make ends meet by supplementing their monthly groceries in times of need. The Pantry is currently distributing more than 1.7 tons of food a day serving more than 10,500 people a year.
No one should be hungry
"Fighting Hunger, Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities"The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger for more than 30 years. In Fiscal Year 2016, the Food Bank provided more than 40 million meals to more than 900 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, and other partner agencies in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania.The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has also adopted a 10-year, strategic Bold Goal. With the help of our partner agencies, volunteer efforts, and generous donors, we will solve hunger by ensuring that everyone struggling with hunger has access to enough wholesome food each and every day.The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the Nation's Food Bank Network, comprised of more than 200 food banks and food-rescue programs.
Driving hunger from our communities
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley's largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors, and adults served include students, the working poor and single parents. In 2016, Philabundance rescued more than 10 million pounds of food and distributed 23 million pounds through its own distribution programs, and a network of 350 agencies. For more information visit philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.
Providing food and services for people in crisis
The Freestore Foodbank was founded in 1971, and serves about 160,000 people in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Freestore Foodbank has two divisions, Client Services and the Foodbank. We provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis. We distribute donated and surplus food to 450 non-profit agencies in 20 counties across three states, who in turn help prevent hunger in their own neighborhoods. In short, we want to make sure that families aren't forced to choose between buying food and paying rent, taking a sick child to the doctor, or repairing the car used to drive to work.
Fighting hunger, feeding hope since 1971
Founded in 1971 as a central warehouse for a handful of emergency food pantries in Spokane, Second Harvest leads the fight against hunger in the Inland Northwest. Today, partnerships with more than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible for Second Harvest to provide food to 40,000 hungry people each week. Second Harvest's food bank network spans 21 counties in Eastern Washington and five counties in North Idaho - just over 51,000 square miles. Second Harvest distributes more than 1.7 million pounds of donated food each month throughout its vast service area. Second Harvest's food helps fill the nutritional gap for people in poverty, the working poor, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, and children and families in temporary crisis.
Leading our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need
Founded in 1971, Dare to Care Food Bank works to lead our community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need. We fulfill this mission through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and community engagement. We serve serves 13 counties in Kentuckiana, including Jefferson, Shelby, Bullitt, Oldham, Spencer, Carroll, Trimble, and Henry in Kentucky, and Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Washington, and Crawford in Indiana. Our 55,000 square foot warehouse is equipped to store and inventory food at the highest commercial food safety standards. In the past year, Dare to Care distributed food for more than 16 million meals to local families struggling with hunger.
Promoting the elimination of hunger
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian organization, that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving 13 of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. By partnering with 534 Arizona agencies, the Food Bank is able to distribute food to 700 sites. Keeping pace with the incredible upturn in need that has followed the poor economic climate and the huge rise in unemployment and underemployment, the Food Bank will distribute more than 65 million pounds of food in 2008-09 to meets the needs of the ever-rising number of Arizona's hungry - providing enough food into the community to provide nearly 300,000 meals per day.
Second Harvest Heartland's mission is to end hunger through community partnerships.
Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation so as to help those who are hungry today and provide the means for those who are hungry to be fed tomorrow. Pioneering partnerships and programs have paved the way for Second Harvest Heartland to distribute more than 70 million pounds of grocery products last year to hungry seniors, families and children through nearly 1,000 non-profit member agencies and programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania, which began operation in 1982, is a nonprofit charitable organization with the mission to provide food to those in need within 11 counties of northwest Pennsylvania while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger. Second Harvest is the only food bank and the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania. With 60,000 square feet of space, Second Harvest solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes food and grocery products to 437 partner agencies in 11 counties. The counties served include: Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During calendar year 2016, Second Harvest distributed 13 million pounds of food, which reached at least 167,000 unduplicated individuals.
Feeding people in need and mobilizing our community to eliminate hunger.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit founded in 1980 headquartered in Duquesne, PA. With a focus on serving the region's most vulnerable populations with the healthiest foods possible, the Food Bank is committed to increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This goal is accomplished by partnering with local grocers, distribution companies, farmers and community organizations to acquire and distribute these foods to nearly 400 member agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs and senior housing sites. Together we serve 360,000 people each year across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 31 million meals to individuals and families in need.
Ending hunger here at home
The Westmoreland County Food Bank (WCFB) supplies food to hungry people through a network of food assistance programs in Westmoreland County. Our 40,000 square foot facility is located in Delmont, Pennsylvania. We serve over 7,000 disadvantaged families each month throughout Westmoreland County. By acquiring food through local donations and government food assistance programs (State Food Purchase Grant and The Emergency Food Assistance Program), WCFB is able to serve the community in several ways: we provide food to meal programs, soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters and child care programs; we provide the means for donors to put their food to good use while gaining tax credits; we keep perfectly good food that can't be sold from becoming garbage in land fills.
Seeking to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana was incorporated in 1983 as a charitable organization to provide free, immediate food assistance to those in need in northeast Indiana. Community Harvest's mission is to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources, and to increase public awareness of and involvement in solutions to hunger. In pursuit of this mission, Community Harvest solicits surplus food and grocery donations from the food industry, and through community food drives. The food is sorted, inspected for quality, and readied for distribution to the hungry via a member agency network of 460 plus churches and social service agencies. These agencies include such vital services as emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, rehabilitation centers, youth and older adult programs.
Feeding the hungry, advocating for those with food insecurity and providing nutrition education.
Our mission is to provide help for today by feeding the hungry and hope for tomorrow by addressing the causes of food insecurity while empowering people toward self-sufficiency. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana was founded in 1983 and we haven't stopped fighting hunger since. As a non-profit organization, funded by philanthropic and community support, we're devoted to feeding the hungry, advocating for those with food insecurity and providing nutrition education. We fight hunger by working with partner agencies, local schools, corporate partners and a wide network of volunteers to serve hundreds of people each week. Our vision is to see people in East Central Indiana free from hunger and self-sufficient.
Rescuing Food, Ending Hunger
Food Finders was founded in 1989 by Arlene Mercer, who was concerned about the amount of food being thrown away rather than donated by local food merchants and grocers. Inspired to end the waste, she began forming liaisons with local vendors and seeking shelters that could use good, wholesome food to feed needy and impoverished families, children and elderly. Food Finders was quickly formed, and from there the kitchen-table business grew into what is now a multi-regional food bank that helps provide daily meals to more than 280 agencies and shelters throughout Southern California. Food Finders, which has grown to 9 employees and more than 300 volunteers, has rescued more than 121 million pounds of food to date, in addition to referring thousands of families to local shelters and agencies where meals are provided.
Nourishing the heart, one meal at a time
Mama's Kitchen is the only organization in San Diego County delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to people affected by AIDS or cancer, for every day of the year, on a county-wide basis, free of charge.Founded in 1990, Mama's Kitchen delivers nourishment, hope and a helping hand to people battling hunger, isolation and a life-threatening illness.In addition, Mama's Kitchen provides a free pantry program for low-income, HIV positive people who are strong enough to provide for themselves, but who cannot afford to purchase groceries regularly.Mama's Kitchen is committed to fighting HIV/AIDS and cancer through the power of nutrition. Approximately 800 volunteers join 13 paid employees to provide health and hope to an estimated 1,400 San Diego County residents annually.
Our Food Bank serves more than 700 member agencies in six Northeast Ohio counties
Founded in 1979, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and grocery products to more than 450 social service agencies that feed the needy in the Northeast Ohio area. The Food Bank provides food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Food Bank uses the Ohio Benefit Bank software to enroll low income clients in the public benefits they are eligible for including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Clients can call the Food Bank's Help Center for assistance or meet with our outreach workers in the community. In FY2014, the Food Bank distributed 40.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 45.5 million meals for individuals in need in our community.
Feed People. Fight Hunger.
The mission of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is to lead a collaborative network that empowers people to experience healthy and hunger-free lives. We distribute food to feed people and we advocate, engage, and convene our community in the fight to end hunger.
Providing food, education, and advocacy
The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley's mission is to solicit, store, and distribute food to hunger-relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties, and to provide education and advocacy. We believe that no one should go hungry, and we are dedicated to building a community that makes food accessible to all people. The Food Bank also educates the community about hunger in our tri-county service area and serves as advocates for those who are in need. Through our own efforts and stories picked up by the local media, we ensure that people living in the Valley are aware of the problem of hunger in our community. Our advocacy includes efforts at the state and federal levels to increase access to SNAP (food stamps).
Enabling community organizations to end hunger
Established in 1984, the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. works to enable other community organizations to end hunger. We strive to maximize community resources by effectively obtaining and distributing food through a food collection and distribution system. The Food Bank currently serves more than 250 non-profit member agencies in eight counties in Northwest Ohio including Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood and Williams. In effect, the Food Bank is a cooperative effort to solicit, transport, sort, repack and distribute large amounts of food and grocery products.
More Food. Less Hunger.
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohiot is the regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. Working together with a vast network to acquire, gather, and distribute nutritious food, Second Harvest helps feed tens of thousands of people throughout Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties. For every $1 donated we can provide 4 meals to those at risk for hunger.
Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.
The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is to alleviate hunger by acquiring and distributing food to people in need, promoting solutions that advance self-sufficiency and hunger relief, and leading our region in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has been providing critical food assistance to individuals and families in need since 1982, and is the only food bank serving Lake and Porter counties.
Feeding the hungry
Founded in 1993, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, to increase awareness of the effects of hunger and to lead programs designed to alleviate hunger. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is a certified member of Feeding America. Feeding America, the Nation's Food Bank Network, is the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana serves Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph and Starke counties. Since our founding we have grown from 29 member agencies to 225. The Food Bank distributes around 15,000 pounds of food each business day with nearly 4 million pounds of food distributed in 2009.
Providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago's food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 65 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat. The Food Depository's programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger. For more information call 773-247-FOOD.
Together we can solve hunger.
River Bend Foodbank's mission is to lead the community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. They do this by leveraging partnerships to help people in need stabilize their lives, engaging the public in hunger issues, advocating on behalf of hungry people, and the traditional food bank role of recovering and distributing surplus food through a network of hunger-relief agency partners.Founded in 1982, River Bend Foodbank supplies food to more than 300 agency partners including food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, residential treatment facilities, day care centers, and senior centers. Collectively, these programs are the food safety net for tens of thousands of struggling individuals and families in the 22 counties served by River Bend Foodbank in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. In its first year of operation, 190,000 pounds of food were given out. In 2016, over 11 million meals were distributed to hungry people.
Feeding our hungry neighbors
The mission of Northern Illinois Food Bank is to lead the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. We collaborate with 800 network partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools and other organizations in the following 13 counties - Boone, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago, where one in ten of our neighbors are at risk of hunger. In FY 2013 we provided more than 42 million meals to serve over 60,000 different people each week. Northern Illinois Food Bank has centers in Geneva (West Suburban Center), Park City (North Suburban Center) and Loves Park (Northwest Center), and an office in Joliet (South Suburban Office).
Fighting hunger, feeding hope
Feeding South Dakota is a hunger relief organization that is fighting daily to eliminate hunger in the state. Every single day, Feeding South Dakota provides food resources for an estimated 3,800 people in this state. We help feed over 38,000 families each month and our BackPack Program gives food every weekend to 4,389 kids who otherwise might go hungry. In 2011, Feeding South Dakota as a whole distributed nearly 12.2 million pounds of food in this fight against hunger.
Creating a Hunger Free Community.
Helena Food Share serves our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area. We provide emergency food assistance to a broad spectrum of individuals and families in Helena who are experiencing the difficulties of today's economic realities.
Food for today. Hope for tomorrow.
The Billings Food Bank was started in 1982 with four area churches designating the first Sunday of every month as Food Bank Sunday. The program has since grown with ownership of a 27,000 square foot warehouse. Currently, we are providing over $5 million in food an other essentials to over 40 agencies within Montana and offering support to other states and countries when the need arises and resources are available. We also provide food and nutrition classes in our Montana Harvest Kitchen, and developed Montana's first certified commercial kitchen and food processing center to be used by entrepreneurs wanting to develop their own food related business.
The nation's food bank network
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger.
Serving people in need
The purpose of Central Illinois Foodbank is to collect donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, and wholesalers for distribution to charitable agencies serving people in need. Central Illinois Foodbank is a warehouse located in Springfield, IL. Our food distribution program serves 150 agencies throughout 21 central Illinois counties. In addition to our partnership with our agencies, we are proud to host the Kids Cafe program. Kids Cafe is a nation-wide program through Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest, that feeds children a hot, nutritious meal in a safe environment.
Alleviating hunger. Nourishing stronger communities.
Founded in 1983, Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in Eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies. We acquire, store, maintain and distribute quantities of food products and essentials to hungry people through a network of partnership agencies in a fourteen county region of eastern Illinois. We deliver over five million pounds of food product annually. This amounts to about 417,000 pounds, on the average, of food products distributed per month. The food distributed through the Foodbank reaches almost 35,000 people each month.
Nourishing communities by feeding hungry people
Gleaners Community Food Bank, with broad community support, fights hunger in southeastern Michigan. In collaboration with our member agencies, the Feeding America network, and our program partners, we provide millions of pounds of donated and purchased food to people in need. In so doing, Gleaners is committed to distributing high quality food. Through education and advocacy, we will reduce reliance on the emergency food system. Gleaners adopts best practices and cost effective systems and procedures to achieve the highest possible return on its human and financial resources. Gleaners fulfills its role with a sense of compassion and urgency while nourishing, sustaining and advancing hope in our community.
The food source for people in need
The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, established in 1981, serves 22 counties of Michigan, serving those in need through nearly 400 non-profit, partner agencies. We serve as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food on behalf of our Partner Agencies. Our food comes from surpluses in the grocery industry. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is one of six food banks in the state who also make up the Food Bank Council of Michigan. In 2008, the Food Bank experienced a 6% increase in pounds distributed with overall distribution over 17 million pounds of food.
Promoting a hunger-free community since 1982
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes was organized in 1982 by several downtown churches concerned about increasing requests from people for food assistance. The congregations joined together to share resources and create an organized response to local hunger and formed Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Over the years, the number of congregations involved increased and food distribution sites expanded. Although the Grocery Pantry Program is still the largest of KLF's programs, we work with others to provide prepared meal support, senior commodity programs, agency food support, food packs for children, and other community food programs. KLF is the largest charitable food distribution system in Kalamazoo County. We work hard to promote a hunger-free community through programs and advocacy work.
Driving hunger from our community since 1990
Forgotten Harvest is dedicated to relieving hunger in metro Detroit and preventing nutritious food waste. Established in 1990, Forgotten Harvest rescues fresh food from 800 donors, including wholesalers, farmers, dairies, and 267 grocery stores. This food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered at no charge to 257 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and mobile pantries serving food-insecure families and individuals across metro Detroit. During fiscal year 2015 - 2016, Forgotten Harvest rescued and distributed 42.3 million pounds of food.
Together we can solve hunger.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the largest, private, nonprofit hunger relief organization in the state with locations in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. Founded in 1982 by the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a local and independent member of the Feeding America network. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collaborates with more than 570 partner hunger relief organizations, including food pantries, meal programs, shelters and community-based mobile pantries to provide 20 million meals annually to 377,000 people across 36 counties in eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin also supports programs that improve food security for people in need, advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively to solve hunger.
Ending hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in southwestern Wisconsin through community partnerships, serving nearly 141,000 people annually, including 43 percent who are children. Through food and financial donations and volunteer support, Second Harvest acquires and distributes food to 350 partner programs in 16 counties. From July 1, 2010 -June 30, 2011, Second Harvest distributed 8.6 million pounds of food. It is one of 200 affiliates of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
Minnesota's free food bank
The Food Group's (formerly Emergency Foodshelf Network) mission is to be an innovative foodbank dedicated to serving the hunger needs of our changing communities.Established in 1976, The Food Group collects, warehouses and distributes high quality food and essential support services to Minnesota hunger relief organizations. The Food Group was created to help food shelves pool their resources and receive quantities of food equal to their demand. Before The Food Group was formed, it was not uncommon for one food shelf to experience an excess of resources while a neighboring shelf turned clients away due to lack of food or money. The Food Group's network consists of 230+ hunger relief programs throughout 27 Minnesota counties. These agencies provide more than seven million pounds of nonperishable, perishable and prepared food to hunger relief organizations annually.
Helping feed people in need
Channel One Regional Food Bank helps feed people in need through an efficient system of collection and distribution of food and non-food items to non-profit organizations that serve low-income people. Channel One Regional Food Bank takes in millions of pounds of surplus food from the food industry. That food is then distributed through our network of member agencies, including food shelves, soup kitchens, group homes and shelters. This past year, the Channel One obtained 4.8 million pounds of food and distributed 4.6 million pounds through the hunger relief network that serves a 14 county service area in Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Channel One is certified member of Feeding America, The Nation's Food Bank Network.
Neighbors helping neighbors
The mission of the Wilmar Area Food Shelf is to respond collectively using community resources to relieve the suffering of poverty by providing food assistance. Willmar Area Food Shelf provides the opportunity for neighbors to come together through donations, fundraising, food drives and volunteering to provide for the hungry. WAFS is committed to helping all those in need with an open mind and finding innovative ways to respond to poverty with respect and dignity.
Fighting hunger in Northeast Iowa
The mission of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is to provide nutritious food and grocery products to non-profit organizations and individuals in Northeast Iowa, while offering hunger education programs to the area and those in need. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank has the following programs to fight hunger in Northeast Iowa: Member Agency Distribution, Cedar Valley Food Pantry, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding, Elderly Nutrition Program, BackPack Program, Mobile Food Pantry, and Community Garden. We serve 16 counties in Northeast Iowa, east to the Mississippi River, north to the Minnesota border, and south to Poweshiek County. More than an estimated 48,000 Northeast Iowa residents are food insecure, and over 14,500 kids don't know where their next meal is coming from.
Sharing food. Bringing hope.
Formed in 1981, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri(TFB) is a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of donated food annually. We distribute food to people in need through a network of 135 agencies in 32 Missouri counties. TFB provides free food to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, shelters for the abused and homeless, programs for low income children and senior citizens and rehabilitation centers. In 2010, the food bank distributed more than 27 million pounds of food and related products which helped feed more than 97,000 people per month. The Food Bank's mission is to bring together community resources to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnership.
Established in 1981 to address the growing problem of hunger, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a St. Louis food bank that distributes food free of charge helping to feed the poor and hungry. OFS distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food and household items to 300 food pantries and soup kitchens who offer emergency hunger-relief to nearly 120,000 poor people every single month. Nearly half the recipients are children. The OFS service area includes 30 Illinois and Missouri counties surrounding the City of St. Louis. OFS also increases awareness on issues of hunger and works to eliminate waste in the bi-state region.
Reach More, Help More, Feed More
Founded in 1985, Southeast Missouri Food Bank's basic purpose is to Reach More, Help More, Feed More. The simple statement serves as a visionary and meaningful summary of Southeast Missouri Food Bank's goals, while expressing exactly what it is The Food Bank does. In addition to food distribution and services to 180 nonprofits, SEMO Food Bank has direct-service programs such as the Backpack for Fridays Program, Truck to Table Mobile Food Pantry, ABC (A Better Childhood) Pantry and more. Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Food Bank is the Feeding America network food bank for southeast Missouri, serving more than 180 hunger-relief organizations across 16 Missouri counties.
Alleviating hunger in Southeast Nebraska
The Food Bank of Lincoln was founded in 1982 with the help of a number of concerned local citizens to help gather and distribute food to hungry people in southeast Nebraska. The Food Bank gathers, stores and redistributes surplus food, which comes from wholesalers, retailers, corporations, restaurants, civic, church and school groups, and individuals throughout our area. These donations are distributed to over 180 non-profit programs in sixteen Southeastern Nebraska counties. In 2008, the Food Bank distributed over 4.2 million pounds of food.
Rescuing food, helping people, since 1984
The Kansas Food Bank (KFB), which incorporated in 1983 and began operations in 1984, provides comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished among us. KFB serves over 400 Hunger Relief partners in 86 Kansas counties distributing over 11.5 million pounds of food each year. These counties cover more than 73,000 square miles in Kansas. KFB works with other Feeding America Food Banks to share large quantities of food that any one food bank could not distribute alone.
We ensure the people of Southern Arizona have access to nutritious food and programs they need.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona responds to the root causes of hunger and seeks to restore dignity, health, opportunity and hope to people living in poverty. Our mission is to change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today, and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.
Working to eliminate hunger and improve nutrition
The mission of SeaGate Food Bank is to enhance the quality of life in Northwest Ohio by relentlessly working to eliminate hunger and improve nutrition. Each month, we collect and distribute fresh produce and packaged food to over 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, and programs that feed the hungry in our region. Unlike other programs, SeaGate Food Bank never charges for its services. And since food is not the only need, we continually develop and implement programs to educate, train, support and encourage the underserved in our community.
Providing food assistance to Delawareans
The mission of the Food Bank of Delaware is to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitate long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy. We work to achieve this, primarily in Delaware, by: Providing low- and no-cost food to qualified feeding programs throughout the greater Delaware region; Informing the greater Delaware community about hunger issues and food security; Mobilizing support for anti-hunger efforts; Training and empowering under- and unemployed individuals to fill needed positions within the food service industry;And developing and implementing statewide feeding programs to assist low-income families, individuals and children.
Distributing food, and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition.
The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) is the largest public, non-profit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The mission of the CAFB is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area by acquiring food and distributing it through our network of member agencies; and to educate, empower and enlighten the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. Each year the CAFB distributes 20 million pounds of food, including six million pounds of fresh produce through over 700 partner agencies.
Until hunger goes away
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (FSEVA), a member of Feeding America and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has served hungry people in since 1981. The Foodbank is a warehouse or "bank" where recovered and contributed food is collected, sorted and distributed to over 500 agencies including church pantries and area Kids Cafes who then prepares and serve the food to those in need. FSEVA has established 25 Kids Cafes, wonderful after-school feeding programs for disadvantaged latchkey children. FSEVA also provides low-income seniors with highly nutritious food items, particularly towards the end of the month when most food budgets are low or depleted.
Ending hunger: It's What We Do
Manna Food Center strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, nutrition education, and advocacy. What we do is simple and essential. Manna Food Center fights hunger by collecting and distributing 4 million lbs of food each year to needy individuals and families. Manna provides a 3-5 day supply of balanced food at a dozen distribution points in the County. We also share healthy Smart Sacks with the families of 2,400 elementary school children every Friday of the school year. We help our neighbors learn to shop on a budget with our grocery store tours, and regularly provide recipes and cooking demonstrations. We are at the center of local efforts to provide a safety net to the most vulnerable & build prosperity for the working poor struggling to make ends meet. Through Community Food Rescue we build the capacity of other agencies to feed more and waste less. 94 cents of every dollar donated goes to program expenses. Thank you for your support.
Serving Anne Arundel County citizens in need
Founded in 1986, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB) was established to collect, purchase, and distribute food to not-for-profit, human service organizations in Anne Arundel County. The AACFB is the only free multipurpose agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances and more - free of charge. To ensure all residents of Anne Arundel County are covered, especially those in low income communities, we offer our services free of charge.
Feeding the Hungry
Founded in 1999, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) is an outreach ministry of the people of God called upon to feed venison to the hungry among us nationwide. Many of the growing number of deer and other big game in America are being discarded. Farmers and hunters deliver this harvested surplus deer and other big game to participating meat processors. Donations from churches, clubs, businesses and individuals cover the costs of processing, packaging and freezing the meat. The frozen meat is then available free of cost for pick-up by a nearby food bank or feeding program. This nutritious, low fat, high protein meat is then distributed and/or cooked by hundreds of community agencies.
Working together to feed more
FeedMore is the core hunger-relief organization for Central Virginia made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Community Kitchen. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger to enhance lives in our community, the FeedMore programs provide hunger relief to our region's most vulnerable populations, particularly children, families and seniors to.FeedMore serves...Local children who need a nutritional foundation to learn and growCentral Virginia families struggling to provide for themselvesYour senior neighbors who need food and services for health and independence...our region's most vulnerable people
With your help, we feed thousands
The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank was incorporated in 1982 as the Fredericksburg Area Food Relief Clearinghouse. In the spring of 1995, the organization changed its name to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and became a certified affiliate member of Feeding America. Our warehouse contains 8,000 cubic feet of freezer and cooler space. We distribute more than 2.5 million pounds food and grocery products every year to more than 90 food pantries and other food assistance organizations.
We Are Hunger Relief
Founded in 1986, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank distributes food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition and encourage self-reliance through education. The Foodbank is the leading non-profit hunger-relief organization on the Virginia Peninsula which receives and distributes purchased and donated food. In turn, these items are distributed to qualified nonprofit organizations providing food to the less fortunate across the Greater Peninsula. For the fiscal year ending June 30,2016, the Foodbank distributed over 11 million pounds of food throughout its service area which encompasses the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry and York.
Feeding our neighbors in need
The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is dedicated to providing supplemental groceries to Arlington residents who cannot afford to purchase sufficient food to meet their basic needs. While our only mission is to feed the hungry, by relieving the food budget of our clients, we help prevent homelessness and allow our clients to make other necessary purchases without sacrificing their health, housing and nutritional needs. We provide groceries to families and individuals referred to us by the Arlington County Department of Human Services, other social service agencies, and the churches of Arlington. AFAC obtains surplus food at a minimal cost from wholesale suppliers and at no cost from private donors, local bakeries, supermarkets, farmers' markets and food drives.
Together we can solve hunger
Since 1981, the Feeding America Southwestern Virginia (formerly Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank) has provided millions of pounds of food and related product to approximately 340 partner agencies that directly serve the families and individuals in need of emergency food assistance. Our partner agencies include nonprofit food pantries, children's feeding programs, shelters, soup kitchens, and elderly care facilities. We strive to serve, at the lowest cost possible, hungry people - children, adults, the elderly, and the less fortunate by any definition - by collaborating with an ever-widening network of nonprofit and faith-based food distribution agencies throughout our 26-county service area.
No one goes hungry in central & eastern North Carolina
Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties for more than 30 years. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 nonprofit, community-based emergency agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters, in addition to programs for children and adults, through six warehouses located in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. In 2015-2016, the Food Bank provided 64.4 million pounds of food and non-food essentials through these partner agencies and programs, which is equivalent to 54,196,963 meals. An additional 1.72 million pounds were shared among sister Feeding America Food Bank members.
Fighting hunger and poverty in northeast North Carolina
The Mission of the Food Bank is to fight hunger and poverty in our 15-county service area in northeast North Carolina. We are a regional clearing house for the collection and distribution of food and grocery items to non-profit and faith-based organizations for their food programs and to eligible individuals for their food needs. We are guided by a set of Core Values and a Vision for the future: Our Communities Are Hunger Free.
Striving to eliminate hunger
Established in 1981, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. SHFBM provides a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. We serve 14 counties in North Carolina and five counties in South Carolina. SHFBM provides food for over 600 partner agencies including soup kitchens, emergency pantries, residential care facilities, homeless shelters, senior programs, and low income daycares.
Food with dignity
The Food Fund is a community-supported effort dedicated to discreetly identifying the needy in our midst and providing for their nutritional needs without injuring their dignity and pride. The Food Fund is almost entirely staffed by hand-picked volunteers. The Food Fund pioneered the concept of providing ordinary, bank-issued credit cards to individuals and families in distress. These credit cards allow the beneficiaries to shop at all food stores - supermarkets, groceries, butchers, etc. - up to a prescribed monthly credit limit. The credit limit varies according the number of family members plus any special considerations that are taken into account.
Providing for the needs of hungry people
Beginning in 1981 as an emergency food box program, Harvest Hope Food Bank is now a regional distribution program that collects, stores and distributes food and related items to more than 450 qualified agencies engaged in feeding needy, elderly and ill families and children throughout central South Carolina. The mission of Harvest Hope Food Bank is to provide for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education. As a member of Feeding America, the national network of over 200 food banks, Harvest Hope is a powerful agent in the war against hunger. On average, we distribute over 27 million pounds of food per year.
Fighting hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering our community
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger across metro Atlanta and north Georgia with the food, people, and big ideas needed to make sure all members of our community have access to enough nourishment to live a healthy and productive life.We all need nutritious food to live the lives we imagine. Yet far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors, and working families.Through more than 600 nonprofit partners, we help more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that, by 2025, all hungry people in our service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.
Sharing the abundance so no one goes hungry
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina was founded in 1981 and opened its doors in 1982 to address the growing needs of people seeking emergency food assistance in Northwest North Carolina. Since then, we have experienced dramatic growth in food distribution, operations and programming to better serve our more than 390 partner agencies and the thousands of people who rely on the food they provide each year. To date, the Second Harvest Food Bank has distributed nearly 100 million pounds of food to non-profit agencies and churches that feed our hungry neighbors in 18 counties. We are a member of Feeding America, a collaborative and coordinated network of more than 200 food banks united nationally and operating locally.
Feed the people . . .End hunger
Golden Harvest Food Bank was founded in 1982 and operates three warehouse distribution sites (Augusta, GA, Aiken, SC, and Liberty, SC). Through more than 284,760 family visits in FY2008, Golden Harvest Food Bank distributed more than 10.7 million pounds of food. Golden Harvest is a locally-supported, charitable food distribution center that provides grocery products to the hungry through a network of partner agencies and, faith-based ministries. Golden Harvest distributes food and supplies to more than 530 partner agencies, including: soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters for abused women and children, and other nonprofit charities such as day care centers, senior citizens programs, and group homes for the disabled.
Ending hunger in Western North Carolina
Founded in 1982, MANNA FoodBank links the food industry with 328 partner agencies in 16 counties of Western North Carolina. MANNA FoodBank works to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina. MANNA collects, stores, warehouses and distributes food to MANNA accredited non profits throughout 16 counties in Western North Carolina. MANNA provides direct service on a very limited basis to those struggling with hunger through our BackPack Program and Food Stamp Outreach. MANNA assists partner agencies with acquiring food to serve those facing hunger.
Building Bridges from Hunger to Hope
The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas obtains, processes, warehouses and distributes food, supplies and donated items to approximately 90 agencies across our nine county service area. Our mission of "Building Bridges from Hunger to Hope" goes beyond our core of feeding the hungry, to providing educational tools and connecting individuals, churches, schools, and civic organizations in our service area in the common goal of "Create Communities without Hunger." We understand that we can accomplish much more together than we could ever accomplish on our own. That is why part of our mission focuses on making these connections. We believe a community working together can solve its problems.
Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope
Founded in 1981, Feeding South Florida (formerly Daily Bread Food Bank) empowers other South Florida non-profit organizations to assist people in need and improve their lives. We do this by providing food and other grocery products; and by educating and engaging our community to fight hunger and poverty. We are the South Florida affiliate of Feeding America, a member of the Florida Association of Food Banks and the largest food bank in the State of Florida. Feeding South Florida provided over 30 million pounds of food last year to nearly 600 member agencies throughout Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties.
Because no one should go hungry.
Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to the more than 700,000 hungry in the 10-county area of West Central Florida.VISIONA Hunger-free Tampa BayMISSIONWe change lives one meal at a time by leading our community in the fight against hunger.VALUEWe are the driving force behind all food relief in Tampa Bay.GUIDING PRINCIPLES- We are mission passionate for feeding those in need- We fight hunger, not just with food, but with knowledge of the issue- We serve our clients compassionately and free of prejudice- We act with integrity as we steward the resources entrusted to us- We value collaborative partnerships - both internally and externally - which are the lifeblood of our success- We are driven by the moral responsibility to uplift our community
Offering emergency food assistance, servicing the food–related needs of vulnerable populations, and engaging the entire community in the fight against hunger.
Founded in 1982, Manna Food Pantries is a local, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger in Escambia & Santa Rosa counties. Our mission is to offer emergency food assistance, service the food–related needs of vulnerable populations, and engage the entire community in the fight against hunger. We are nonsectarian, community focused and volunteer supported. We believe every person has a right to live free of hunger and to be treated with respect and dignity.
Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope
The mission of our organization is to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. Southwest Florida's fragile economy has left many more families and communities unserved and underserved. In response, our operational expansion and success depend on our ability to increase the amount of food we can provide to our 150-plus partner agencies. The partner agencies we serve include church food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs, day care centers, rehabilitation facilities, and disaster relief agencies. Collectively, these agencies provide nutritious food to more than 30,000 people each month.
Providing food to people in need
The mission of America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend is to collect and distribute food to nonprofit member organizations in the Big Bend area of Florida that provide food to people in need and to educate and inform the public about the problem of, as well as the solutions to, hunger. America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend has many programs that strive to fulfill our mission by reaching out to the hungry people of northwestern Florida. The Food Bank is a member of the national network of Food Banks called Feeding America that accepts food donations from processors, distributors, farmers, and retail corporations.
Giving hope to the hungry
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank (CAFB) was founded in 1982 as an outgrowth of a task force on hunger issues led by area congregations and civic-minded leaders. We work to gather and share grocery products with our neighbors in need. The food bank is a bridge between America's food bounty and those who cannot provide for themselves. Through a network of over 360 nonprofit agencies and churches, CAFB services a 20 county area in Tennessee and Georgia.
Serving the eight counties in northeast Tennessee with emergency food for distribution
Founded in May 1986, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee serves the eight counties in northeast Tennessee with emergency food for distribution. We secure food from national manufacturers, grocers, and individuals and redistribute it to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, children's homes, and other non-profit charities that feed the hungry in the area. Our Mission is to feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products to regional agencies that provide services to the needy, ill, children and elderly in Northeast Tennessee.
Feeding the need
The Mid-South Food Bank works to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and through education and advocacy. Serving nearly 300 charitable feeding programs in 31 Mid-South counties, the Mid-South Food Bank fights hunger by efficiently collecting and distributing wholesome food, while educating the community about the problem of hunger and advocating on behalf of hungry people. Every week, 12,400 people rely on food from Mid-South Food Bank for their very next meal; 46 percent of them are children under the age of 18. Mid-South Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.
Working to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis
Feeding the Gulf Coast (FTGC) incorporated in 1981, in Mobile, Alabama. In 1988, FTGC became a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network. Since its founding, FTGC has distributed over 200 million pounds of food to charitable feeding organizations across the 24 counties it serves - including nine counties in south Alabama, eight counties in south Mississippi and seven counties in the Florida panhandle. FTGC is prepared for its role as a primary food source for the Central Gulf Coast in disaster relief operations. The food bank operates various nutrition programs for low-income families including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and multiple child nutrition programs for children living in low income families. Since the first child nutrition program started in January 2003, these programs have continued to expand and now include over 135 Afterschool Snack and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites supporting nearly 20,000 children annually.
Feeding Hope Across Alabama
The mission of the Montgomery Area Food Bank is to nourish the hungry by educating and mobilizing the community, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency, and gathering then distributing food and other necessities across 35 Alabama counties.MAFB is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization devoted to doing all possible to minimize hunger and food insecurity throughout 35 Alabama counties. Poverty in Alabama is rooted in history and deeply entrenched in the communities we serve. Of the 35 counties served by the MAFB, 11 are considered part of the "Black Belt"- counties that are historically among the poorest in the nation. However, pervasive poverty affects nearly all the communities we serve. Each year, we reach out to more than 330,000 hungry Alabamians. Those we serve include children (40%), seniors (20%), and others (40%) including the newly unemployed, low-pay working families, the homeless, and disaster victims, among others.
We provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.
All Faiths Food Bank, awarded a consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, is a member of Feeding America and the hub of hunger relief in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties since 1989. All Faiths serves more than 63,000 neighbors in need through its member network that includes human services organizations, child-centric nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based and secular organizations, and other groups that serve the community. Programs include Sprout Mobile Farm Market, Mobile Pantries, BackPack, and School Pantry programs, and Growing Healthy Kids and Cooking Matters classes. All Faiths Food Bank's mission: Together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community.
Together we can solve hunger
Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB) was founded in 1989. It is the largest hunger-relief organization and the only Food Bank in our four-county region. Our mission is to alleviate hunger by obtaining and distributing food and other essentials in Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, and Okeechobee Counties. The Food Bank provides 400 very active pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior housing, and low-income day-care centers with large quantities of food from name brand manufactures and USDA commodities on a daily basis. We also operate various mobile food pantries throughout our service area and assist pantries that provide backpacks to hundreds of children on the weekend. The backpacks are disbursed to qualifying children on Friday afternoon by various schools.
To end hunger in our community.
The mission of The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is to end hunger in our community. Founded in 1987, REFB is Sonoma County's largest hunger-relief organization. We acquire food and distribute it through a network of charitable agencies and our own food assistance programs, and also provide food to Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties through smaller food banks. In addition, the REFB advocates for effective legislation that will provide long-term solutions to hunger in our community. During fiscal year 2011-2012, over 13 million pounds of food was distributed to feed 78,000 people in need of food assistance each month.
Providing healthy food and compassion to people living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County
Located in Forestville, California, Food For Thought is a grassroots organization dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of men, women, and children living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County. The organization was founded in 1988. Our services are free for our clients and include weekly groceries, nutritional vitamins and supplements, frozen prepared meals, nutritional counseling, healthy cooking classes, and a congregate lunch program three times a week.
Together we can solve hunger
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana serves as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. We distribute food and other essential items to non-profit organizations who serve the needy in the seven parishes of northwest Louisiana. Food is distributed to low-income seniors, half-way houses, churches, the homeless and to individuals. We distribute 9 million pounds of food to our member non-profit agencies and needy individuals every year. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana. We also offer programs for children living in poverty. Our Back Pack Program provides children with a backpack of shelf-stable foods to eat on the weekends and during holidays. Our Kids Cafe Program provides a hot meal and nutritional education to hungry children in after-school programs.The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritional breakfast and lunches for hungry children that have no access to free food during the summer months.
Fighting Hunger ... Feeding Hope.
With a mission of "Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope," the Regional Food Bank has more than 30 years of experience in feeding hungry Oklahomans of all ages, races and genders. The Food Bank serves as a link between food distributors, donors in the community and Oklahomans in need by efficiently distributing food and products through its programs to 850 charitable partner agencies and schools located in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. More than 1,200 deliveries, including deliveries to rural, underserved areas of the state, are made throughout a 48,000 square mile area each month.
Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank distributes food through a network of 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, low-income after-school programs and senior citizen centers. Collectively, the Food Bank provides more than 346,000 meals each week.
Nourishing hungry people and leading the community in ending hunger
In its 35th year of service, the Central Texas Food Bank (formerly the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas) provides food and grocery products to 250 Partner Agencies in 21 Central Texas counties. The Food Bank service area covers 19,604 square miles in Central Texas. The mission of the Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. Food and grocery products distributed by the Food Bank go to human and social service agencies. These Partner Agencies provide hot meals served on-site or groceries to families and individuals in need. The Food Bank distributed nearly 34 million pounds of food in its last fiscal year.
The Food Bank of Corpus Christi Reduces hunger in South Texas Through food distribution and Nutrition education.
The Food Bank of Corpus Christi solicits and distributes food that might otherwise go to waste or be discarded by manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers. Since 1982, the Food Bank has been fighting hunger in the Coastal Bend by providing food and personal care products to various charity and service agencies in an eleven county area including Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces and San Patricio counties. As one of only two food banks in the state certified by H-E-B to receive perishable goods, the Food Bank is able to store and distribute perishable items such as meat, produce and dairy products. USDA products are also dispensed to agencies that qualify to receive government commodities. It is estimated that 19,000 people eat food from the Food Bank on any given week.
Fighting hunger . . .together
Weld Food Bank's (WFB) mission is to lead and engage our community in the fight against hunger. WFB collects, stores, and processes food to distribute it to low-income people. We glean food from manufacturers, farmers, distributors, grocers and community food drives in order to make it available to hungry people in our community. We are an affiliate of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States.
No one goes hungry in Northern Jefferson County
The Arvada Community Food Bank (ACFB) formed in 1982 in Colorado to serve the needy and vulnerable in our community. Our goal is to secure the resources (food, financial, physical, and volunteers) necessary to provide programs to help meet the nutritional needs of qualifying community members. The Arvada Community Food Bank has worked with city government, churches, schools, civic organizations, businesses and private citizens to ensure that the residents of Arvada and surrounding communities would have a place to go for emergency food. ACFB volunteer force has grown to nearly 300 people providing approximately 20,000 hours of service. Annual community food donations have grown to exceed 500,000 lbs.
Providing hunger relief for those in need
In 1984, the Food Bank for Larimer County was founded to avoid duplication of food collection and distribution efforts by nonprofit agencies. Our mission is to reduce hunger through programs that collect, process, store and distribute food to individuals and in cooperation with agencies that serve those in need. We are the only Feeding America clearinghouse for donated and rescued food in Larimer County. In 2007, we reduced hunger by distributing 5.6 million pounds of donated and surplus food from the food industry, government commodities, food drives and other sources to disadvantaged Larimer County residents. These residents represent single-parent families, the working poor, senior citizens, youth in crisis, the disabled and the homeless.
Fostering partnership, Feeding Hope
The Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. strives to alleviate hunger in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties of the Brazos Valley by distributing food and educational resources to our neighbors in need through a network of hunger relief partners and special programs. On a daily basis, the Brazos Valley Food Bank unites food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies around the common goal of providing a food secure Brazos Valley. In addition to supplying food to partner agencies, the Brazos Valley Food Bank oversees BackPack and Senior Bag programs, Mobile Food and School-Based Food pantries as well as Nutrition Education and Social Service Outreach programs to better reach those in need.
"Helping heal the hurt of hunger"
The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent advocates for a hunger-free Texas. We are committed to working together with other food banks and non-profit organizations to provide a single, trusted and credible voice to the challenge of ending hunger in Texas. We are agents of change and move with urgency on behalf of Texas' most vulnerable citizens. We are collectively committed to treating all people in need with respect and dignity. We view hunger as impacting all communities and counties in Texas and seek solutions to local challenges.
Uniting our communities to fight hunger with food, education and advocacy.
Targeting a population in 12 counties that provide food to over 74,000 individuals, the Wichita Falls Area Food Bank provides hunger relief through distribution of food through a network of over 205 agencies and programs. We distributed 3.7 million pounds of food in 2014 which equates to over 3.1 million meals. Some of the points of distribution include: Food pantries, which distribute bags of food that can be used to prepare meals at home - Feeding sites, where hot meals are served in a communal setting - Shelters for the homeless and abuse - Programs that serve hungry children and the elderly - as well as other agencies, such as rehabilitation program and disaster relief.
Raising hunger awareness and feed the hungry in West Central Texas
The Food Bank of West Central Texas is a community service organization that collects donated food to distribute to other non-profit agencies serving the needy of the Big Country. The Food Bank began in early 1983 under the leadership of Sonny Hermann and John Herod. Our service area includes Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Shackelford, Stephens, and Taylor counties. We will continue to serve the Big Country through innovative programs that help raise hunger awareness and feed the hungry in West Central Texas.
End Hunger. Give Hope. Enrich Lives.
Founded in 1983, the South Plains Food Bank is a humanitarian resource responsible for securing, growing, processing, and distributing food to charitable organizations and persons in need. South Plains Food Bank also strives to provide opportunities for persons to break out of the poverty cycle. The South Plains Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger and giving hope to the hungry. Founded in 1983, South Plains Food Bank is divided into two divisions: Food Bank Operations and Farm, Orchard and GRUB Operations.
Ending Hunger and Transforming the Health of Santa Barbara County
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's mission is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutritional problems in Santa Barbara County. During 2012, the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County distributed 11.5 million pounds of food (of which four million pounds was fresh produce) from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. In 2012, over 140,000 people in Santa Barbara County were served by the Foodbank's member agency network of 300 nonprofit social service agencies and programs.
Working with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County.
The mission of the Food Bank Coalition is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community. The Vision of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is that every person in the county has adequate access to nutritious food. Every human being has the right to nutritious food, regardless of the reasons that they may not be able to obtain it for themselves. The Food Bank's intent is not only to help make nutritious food available through our programs and agencies, but also to encourage and support each person we serve, recognizing their possible vulnerabilities and sensitivities. Everyone the Food Bank serves, whether individuals, families, or agencies deserve to be treated with kindness, respect, and dignity. It is our privilege to serve without judgment.
Distributing Food to the Hungry.
We fight hunger by gathering and distributing food, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency and by providing community leadership on issues related to hunger.Community Food Bank sits at the center of a network of 180 partner agencies who, along with our innovative direct services, help us distribute food to 190,000 hungry people every month right here in our community. This year we will serve nearly 25 million pounds of food.
Helping neighbors feed neighbors
Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County educates and involves individuals to end hunger and alleviate malnutrition in our communities. Second Harvest began by distributing food from a parking lot in Santa Cruz to groups operating the Breakfast For Kids programs. Today, Second Harvest distributes over 8 million pounds of food per year to local hungry families, children, individuals and seniors in our community through 200 partner agencies and programs. Our core values of community engagement, empowerment, diversity empathy, respect, social justice and trust and integrity govern our relationships with each other and with the community at large, ensuring that we stay true to our mission everyday.
Feeding the Hungry in our Community Since 1982
The Flathead Food Bank is a community organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Daily operations are carried out by our small dedicated staff and our hundreds of caring volunteers! Our mission is to provide temporary, emergency food assistance to those in need. Our main purpose is to serve as a food collection and distribution system. We also voluntarily participate in two programs that serve, and/or deliver government commodities to seniors and children on a monthly basis.
We nourish community
Missoula Food Bank provides emergency food assistance to people, and strives to reduce hunger. Each year we distribute more than 500 tons of food - canned goods, fresh produce, bakery items, cereal, baby food, formula and more - to Missoula area residents. That's enough to serve roughly 1,500 households a month. Our staff and volunteers provide food to those who need it through a variety of programs and services: our free store on Third Street; the ROOTS program serving home-bound, low income seniors; Kids Table and our EmPower Pack program providing meals to children at risk of hunger during weekends and school vacations; and our satellite distribution sites in Lolo and Potomac, MT.
Feeding Montana for over 30 years.
Founded in 1983, the Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to end hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy. As a statewide food bank, MFBN solicits, sorts, repackages, warehouses, and distributes donated and purchased food to charitable programs that directly serve hungry Montanans. From a main warehouse and office in Missoula, MFBN distributes emergency food across the state through a network of nearly 200 Partner Agencies. MFBN is the only fully privileged Montana member of Feeding America, the national hunger fighting organization.Each year the Montana Food Bank Network distributes approximately 8 million pounds of food around the state. MFBN partners with local emergency food programs to feed those who may otherwise go hungry, including women and children, the elderly, people with disabilities and the working poor.
No one in Idaho will go hungry
The Idaho Foodbank in an efficient and caring manner, provides food, information, and supportive services to hungry people through partnerships with nonprofit agencies, the food industry, government, volunteers, corporations, and individuals by serving as a central clearinghouse for donated and purchased food. The Foodbank has three central points in Idaho where donated food and merchandise is collected: Boise, Lewiston, and Pocatello. The food is than distributed to non-profit feeding programs.
An end to hunger in Southern Colorado.
Care and Share Food Bank is a southern Colorado-based food bank affiliated with Feeding America's national network of food banks. Our mission is to "bridge the gap between hunger and abundance." Through a comprehensive food acquisition system, Care and Share acts as the sole food bank in the region for locally and nationally donated and purchased food. In fiscal year 2010-11 Care and Share distributed 11.4 million pounds of food through more than 300 human service agencies in southern Colorado. These agencies include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless, child placement agencies, domestic violence shelters, residential treatment facilities, day care centers for both youth and the elderly and other individuals in need.
Fighting hunger. Feeding hope.
Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) was founded in 1978 and known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900 square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected food from nearby Safeway stores and distributed it to one needy agency. Today, the Food Bank has extended its reach across northern Colorado and into Wyoming, providing food supplies to more than 1,000 hunger relief programs. Last year, we distributed nearly 25 million pounds of food, enough to provide over 52,000 meals each day to children, seniors and families in need.
Ending hunger in New Mexico
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico has been serving New Mexico's hungry since 1980 and is the leader in creating solutions to end hunger in New Mexico. Roadrunner solicits, collects, and transports more than 30 million pounds of food yearly. Food comes from a variety of sources including national and local manufacturers, supermarkets, large food distributors, growers, food brokers and food drives. Roadrunner Food Bank distributes the food through a statewide network of 440 food pantries, group homes, low-income day care centers, shelters, soup kitchens, its own direct service programs, and regional food banks. In turn, these organizations provide emergency food to 70,000 low-income people each week.
Neighbors helping neighbors
Established in 1983, United Food Bank began operation in Mesa, Arizona. Our mission is to provide access to nutritious food for those who are without, serving as a community bridge between those who want to help and those who are in need. United Food Bank defines its work as neighbors helping neighbors. We provide hunger relief/food assistance by collecting, acquiring, storing and distributing food and related commodities through a network of partner social services agencies in our service area: eastern Maricopa County, Gila & Pinal Counties and southern Apache & Navajo Counties.
Leading the charge to relieve hunger for our Miami Valley neighbors
For more than three decades, The Foodbank has served as the link for food relief in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank- the only one of its kind in the area - nourishes the hunger relief efforts of the community through the acquisition and distribution of food to the hungry throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for nearly 100 member programs that serve as the charitable food relief network in the area. The Foodbank strives to provide healthy, nutritious meals to all individuals we serve. Although The Foodbank's mission is simple, making it happen is a great undertaking that grows larger every day. Countless individual volunteers help us organize food drives, help sort and distribute food to the needy and help us raise much needed funds. No other organization in the Miami Valley does what we do.
Providing food security and community connections to our neighbors in need.
Founded in 1988, West Seattle Food Bank's (WSFB) mission is to provide food security and community connections to our neighbors in need. WSFB distributes food, baby food, baby supplies, books and other items to low-income residents of West Seattle. The WSFB has many partners assisting to secure food that will meet the special dietary needs and cultural preferences of the diverse population we serve. WSFB also collaborates to offer food distributions at other non-profit agencies in the area.
Fill plates, nourish communities
In 1979 Food Bank of Alaska was founded by charities that were feeding their hungry neighbors in order to more effectively and efficiently secure donated and government food that they could distribute. Food Bank of Alaska is dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and providing food to 300 partner food pantries and meal programs statewide as well as through anti-hunger leadership. We believe no one deserves to be hungry.
Providing food for hungry people.
Founded in 1982, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank collects and redistributes donated food to individuals and agencies. Our primary purpose is to provide food for hungry people and to distribute surplus food that would ordinarily be discarded. Food donations are received from the local community and about 100 commercial vendors. Food is distributed through many programs including Food Boxes, Bone Builders, and Agency Shopping.
Ending hunger together
Founded in 1975, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need. We presently serve over 190,000 people every month, and distribute 20 million pounds a year, enough food for 16 million meals.
No child goes hungry
FoodLink for Tulare County is committed to ending hunger by providing healthy food and nutrition education to those in need through community involvement. FoodLink has been working to end hunger in Tulare County since 1978. FoodLink warehouses and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to a network of more than 80 local nonprofit agencies, which directly feed needy families. In 2009, food distributed through FoodLink's efficient network of food collection, preservation, and distribution reached more than 120,000 people, with more than two thirds of those served being children. But food distribution alone is not enough to end hunger in our area. FoodLink also works to combat hunger through hunger-relief advocacy, and to eliminate its long-term effects through proper nutrition and health education.
Working to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community
Food for People is working to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of our community through access to healthy and nutritious foods, community education and advocacy. Food for People is designated as the official food bank for Humboldt County. Currently, we operate a total of 14 community food programs, each of which is designated to address the needs of those who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity.
Ending hunger in our region
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada, founded in 1981 and incorporated in 1983, is a regional food distribution and support system for more than 100 different direct service, non-profit agencies serving the needy, the ill, the elderly and children. Our partner agencies include emergency food pantries and senior meal programs, sliding scale day care centers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, family and domestic violence shelters and various youth programs, all of which offer bags of groceries, meals or snacks. Last year, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada distributed food products to provide the equivalent of more than four million meals to low income seniors, children and families.
Ending hunger today
We believe that no one should be hungry. Marion-Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food to more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites, foster homes, shelters and senior housing sites. Every month, thousands of people, including parents, children, seniors and veterans, receive emergency food through the Food Share partner network. The Food Share also supports community gardens, vocational training opportunities and other programs to address the root causes of hunger.
The good provider
The Foodbank of Southern California continues to be a major force in the fight against hunger, by providing basic sustenance and proper nutrition to the community's hungry citizens and ensuring that no individual go hungry, not even for a single day. The Foodbank of Southern California works daily to alleviate the damage persistent hunger inflicts on children, seniors, and families by serving as many charitable distribution agencies and securing as many food donations as possible. We continue to be the largest distributor of food in the economically depressed areas of Watts, South Central Los Angeles, Compton and North Long Beach.
Providing food so that no one in our family goes hungry
The people of Hawaii are one ohana. The Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry. We work to gather food and support from our communities. We then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need. Our mission is from the heart, and we will fulfill our mission with integrity, humanity and aloha. Founded in 1982, The Hawaii Foodbank is the only nonprofit agency in the state of Hawaii that collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and non-perishable food to 250 member agencies on Oahu and Kauai, as well as food banks on the Big Island and Maui . The Hawaii Foodbank forms a vital link between the food donors and our member agencies by providing services in collecting, sorting, salvaging and distributing food. The Hawaii Foodbank also supports its member agencies through financial and educational assistance.
Helping the Hungry
The Maui Food Bank helps the hungry in Maui County by collecting and distributing food through community partnerships. It is our goal to end hunger on Maui. We work toward that goal by distributing food and advocating for improvement in government food programs and food policies. A statewide network of suppliers allows the Maui Food Bank to turn each dollar donated into 6 lbs. of non-perishable groceries, as well as fresh produce, bread, meat, fish and poultry. This year the Maui Food Bank will distribute over 1.8 million pounds of food and serve over 10,000 people a month who are in need of food.