This holiday season, nearly 49 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Many are working families, children and the elderly. Give hope to families, hope to communities and hope for a
happy holiday. Give the gift of meals.LEARN MORE >
Dr. Phil is partnering with Feeding America to mobilize people across the country to raise funds needed to supply 10,000,000 meals! The partnership launches on December 13 and coincides with a Dr. Phil special feature episode on spotlighting Hunger in America, and featuring an interview with Feeding America’s president and CEO, Vicki Escarra.
Kids CafeKids Cafe programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate during the afterschool hours—such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools.
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The School Pantry Program
The School Pantry ProgramThe School Pantry Program Concept and Summary
The mission of the School Based Pantry Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of food to children and their families at school. School based pantries are located on the grounds of a school intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. Sites are consistently in the same location as the school’s campus, have set distribution schedules and offer ongoing food assistance services. School based pantries may have a permanent set up within a school, or may operate through a mobile distribution rotation where food is brought to the school campus.
- Provide nutritious, healthy food to children at-risk of hunger for preparation and consumption at their place of residence.
- Distribute food discreetly in easily accessible and safe environments.
- In fiscal year 2010, 25 food banks operated over 400 School Pantry Program locations that served nearly 70,000 children.
Use the Food Bank Locator here to contact your local food bank and find out what they are doing in your community.
Need More Information?
For additional information on the School Pantry Program or any of Feeding America’s child hunger programs please, contact the programs team.
Am I Eligible?Feeding America is committed to helping end the fight against hunger. In addition to visiting your local food bank or emergency relief organization, here are some other links and information that may help.
Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps) Using food stamps can help you fill your grocery bag. It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible and to apply. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Overview Learn how to access your SNAP benefits
If your state does not have an online application, you may access a paper application on our
SNAP prescreening and application link page.
School-aged children are among those in America most-severely affected by hunger. But there are ways to ensure your kids are getting the nutrition they need even when times are tight.
- National School Lunch Program
- Eligibility Manual for School Meals [PDF]
- Applications for School Meals
- Recipe Tips and Food Plans [PDF]
- Summer Food Service Program
When natural disaster strikes, Americans who were living on the brink of poverty face monumental struggles as they attempt to rebuild their lives.
- USDA Agriculture Weather and Impact
- FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency
- The Red Cross
- National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY
There are as many different ways to volunteer, as there are individuals and communities across this country.You can help out in your local community through activities such as:
- tutoring kids at your local Kids Cafe
- repackaging donated food for use at food pantries
- transporting food to charitable agencies
- clerical work at the National Office
Disaster Response Volunteers
Volunteers are needed across the country to support our network's commitment to the survivors of disaster-affected communities.
You can help out in your local community through activities such as sorting, boxing and repackaging donated food to be directed where it's needed most. Addressing the needs of displaced survivors will be critical over the next several months.
Contact your Feeding America network member to see how your help is needed.
Give a gift today to help provide food and groceries for families battling hunger.
Honor & Memorial Giving
Honor someone special with a tribute gift to Feeding America or make a donation in memory of someone who has had an impact on your life.
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By giving a monthly donation, you can make a difference in the lives of hungry Americans all year long.
Learn more about how your monthly gift can help.
Give a gift of meals to help fight hunger. Browse our Gift Catalog to find gifts for your family and friends
that makes an impact on the lives of hungry Americans.
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Food, Grocery and Food DrivesEach year the Feeding America network of member food banks distributes over three billion pounds
of food and grocery products to hungry and needy Americans in communities across the country.
More about food drives»
Planned GivingLegacy and planned gifts help Feeding America carry out its mission and often
provide financial benefits to the donor, too.
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Corporate Donations & Foundation RelationsThe efforts and generosity of our corporate partners in their giving have significantly enhanced
Feeding America's hunger-relief efforts.
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