Nationwide hunger-relief charity helping more than 40 million Americans yearly including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.
Joined on 8 October, 2008
Food is moving through the Food Bank at record-high volumes.
With a 38% increase of need in our service area, our Operations Team is working hard to get truckload after truckload of food out to the community as quickly as possible.
Food banks distributed a record-breaking number of meals last year, but none of it would have been possible without your support. We are so thankful for everyone continuing to help in 2021 by donating, volunteering, or sharing a
91-year-old Harold began volunteering at Second Harvest in the late 70s. When we asked Harold what inspired him to give back, he said, "I have been doing this for many years. It is like breathing or eating. It's just something you do after 40 years." #GiveWhatMatters
Did you know that volunteering is linked to increased happiness and a longer life? Read more about how you can start making a difference for your neighbors:
Did you know the the Feeding America network of food banks distributes on average over 8 million pounds of fresh produce weekly? Drive-thru food distributions like these help kids stay safe during the pandemic and healthy, and put smiles on their faces! 🍏 🍅 🍓 #goodfood4all
"I have a little bug called lung cancer. I come to this veteran’s center for the company, and to volunteer because it gives me purpose. It’s hard to get here because I don’t feel good almost every day, but it’s worth it." -Jim
Help veterans in need:
Mackenzie and Tysen are kicking off the new year by volunteering at our Distribution Center! “I feel really good about helping people,” said Mackenzie. “We all deserve to live our lives with good food and experiences.”
Did you know that over half of all food programs rely entirely on volunteers? If you want to help people facing hunger in your community, read how you can make a difference:
"The wealth disparity that has widened in 2020 is not just about the stock market or home prices. Those hardest hit by the crisis have seen incomes fall and savings depleted even as aggregate data offers a rosier view of the economy." From @Bloomberg:
“This is a scary time for all of us. But, through everything, I see courage. I see strength. I see togetherness.” -Irene, volunteer
We're thankful for the tireless efforts of food banks, supporters, and volunteers who are ensuring people have food on the table right now. 🧡
“With everything going on in the world, it gets hard. I’m a single mom to a 7-year-old." -PJ, mom to Katrina
Asking for help can be hard, but we're grateful for the bravery of parents doing what they can to feed their kids, and for the food banks who are there for them.
More than 50M people living in America, including 17M children, will likely experience food insecurity by the end of the year, according to Feeding America, the country’s largest anti-hunger organization.
COVID-19 has been a disaster unlike any other, with every community across the country affected. Food banks still have an enormous amount of work ahead of them this year, but you can help:
(1/2) Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Feeding America network of food banks put almost 5 billion meals on the tables of our neighbors facing hunger. Without the incredible outpouring of support we simply could not feed everyone who has needed us.
“They don’t have a job and are trying to feed their family. We’re all going through something.” -Lareka
If you are in need of help for the first time, you are not alone - and food banks are here to help. Find the food bank that serves your community:
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