Charity Spotlight: Feeding America

| 10/6/2015 10:45:00 AM

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WHY THEY'RE CRUCIAL: We want everyone, not just the more fortunate among us, to have the chance to relish the joy and abundance of the holiday season. Unfortunately, more than 46.5 million people face hunger in the U.S., including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. The good news is that for 35 years, Feeding America has worked to bridge the gap between food waste and those in need. The Feeding America network of food banks secure donated food from farmers, manufacturers, retailers and government organizations. These donations are distributed to local food pantries and meal programs around the country, providing more than 3 billion meals to people across the U.S.


• Run a network of 200 food banks across the country

• Provide safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal

• Distribute food that helps seniors meet their specific nutritional needs