Our longstanding partnership with Feeding America helps families in need

Our work with Feeding America provides food for families facing hunger across the country. The process of getting food to Americans in need requires a dynamic infrastructure and sophisticated management. Central to that process is the tireless commitment of food banks and the local food pantries they supply. Feeding America helps coordinate and facilitate the movement of donated food and grocery products to member food banks, which ensure the safe storage and reliable distribution of goods to local food pantries and meal programs. The food banks in turn distribute food and grocery items to people in need through food pantries and meal programs that serve children, families, seniors and other groups at risk of hunger.

Learn more about Feeding America’s distribution network by visiting http://www.feedingamerica.org/about-us/how- we-work/.

To help fight hunger in your community and across the country, donate to the Give A Meal campaign today.

Below are real stories from some of the families that Feeding America’s network of food banks serve.

Client Stories

Jamie from El Paso, TX

“I served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. After being honorably discharged, I worked hard to provide for my wife and three daughters. A few years ago I was laid off. I took a minimum wage job as a security officer, but it wasn’t enough. It took a lot to ask for help; the military trained us to stand on our own no matter what. My local food pantry helped my family with food and also helped me emotionally, giving me hope we will be okay.”

Manny from Pismo Beach, CA

“My four children and I live in a shelter after fleeing an abusive relationship. I’ve always worked, but right now I’m between surgeries and can’t work, which means we must wait for low-income housing to finally have a home. The pantry at my kids’ school provides fresh produce that gives my kids the nutrients they need to keep them strong through this tough time. I know when all this is behind me, I’ll be able to pay this help forward.”

Liz from Chicago, IL

“I always wanted to go back to school, but as a single mom with three boys, it was tough. Last year I decided to go back. We get by, but it’s a struggle, particularly during the holidays. Without the food pantry I don’t know what I’d do. I may not have a lot to give my boys, but they love food, so when the pantry gives us an amazing meal, I know they’re happy. And when they get older, they will go back to food pantries – but as volunteers, full of love, compassion and support for people in need.”

Victoria and Steven from Bartlett, TX

“For a long time, my family had a three bedroom house, a big yard and my husband had a well-paying job. We had to give it all up and move to take care of my mother and aunt. My mother suffers from Parkinson’s, and my aunt has disabilities and they needed us. We are happy to take care of two women who raised me, but it hasn’t been easy. The food pantry has been a lifesaver. They are giving us food and also hope by showing us that we’re not in this alone. There are people out there to help; there are people out there who care.”

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