F is for Feeding America

Posted: April 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here are a few shocking statistics:
-1 in 6 people struggle to get enough to eat in this country.
-17 million children are at risk of hunger – 1 in 4.

Feeding America, the organization formerly known as Second Harvest, seeks to provide food to the hungry through a network of food banks. The organization also provides emergency assistance for disaster victims, gives children a safe and nurturing place to have a meal and campaigns on a local, statewide and national level to end the hunger that exists in America.

Some of the Network Programs and Public Assistance Programs that Feeding America has in place include:

The BackPack Program- Designed to discreetly feed hungry children during the times that would not have access to a school lunch such as on the weekends or school vacations.

Kids Cafe- Provides snacks and free meals to low-income children at safe places like church, school and community centers.

Disaster Relief- A program designed to provide immediate relief through emergency feeding centers with the help of organizatons like the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.

If you want to donate, volunteer or advocate to help end hunger happening in America, check out Feeding America’s website.

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