Feeding America food bank members help provide low - income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 46 million Americans each year, including 12 million children and 3 million seniors.

How We Work Together

Feeding America benefits from the unique relationship between a nationwide network of 200 local member food banks at the front lines of hunger relief and the central efforts of our national office.

Securing Food

Local Role:
Secure food from local manufacturers, retailers, farmers and government sources.

National Role:
Secure food from large corporate manufacturers and retailers through nationwide initiatives and facilitate the acquisition of government-supplied food.

Raising Funds

Local Role:
Acquire funding from local corporate, foundation and individual donors, and utilize those funds efficiently to maximize service to people in need.

National Role:
Acquire funding from corporate, foundation and individual donors, and provide those funds as seed money to spur local innovation.

Distributing Food

Local Role:
Distribute food received from Feeding America and local sources to people in need, via a local system of agencies.

National Role:
Through a robust logistics system, distribute food donations received nationally to the food banks that need them the most.

Sharing Best Practices

Local Role:
Share wisdom with other network members and uphold the highest standards for food safety, fiscal responsibility and efficiency.

National Role:
Inspire members to implement proven programs and uphold the highest standards for food safety, fiscal responsibility and efficiency.

Advocating and Inspiring

Local Role:
Create a local movement and a sense of compassionate urgency, encouraging better government programs and inspiring individuals to take action.

National Role:
Create a national movement and a sense of compassionate urgency, encouraging better government programs and inspiring individuals to take action.