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 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.

How We Work Together

Feeding America benefits from the unique relationship between our 202 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.