America’s providers

These distributors of compassion are busy in their local areas, and the impact is incredible. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes. We fight hunger by gathering and distributing food, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency, and by providing community leadership on issues related to hunger. Food In Need of Distribution, Inc. (FIND Food Bank) is dedicated to mobilizing the resources of our community through education and awareness to relieve hunger, the causes of hunger, and the problems associated with hunger. In partnership with more than 340 member charities, the Food Bank helps feed more than 240,000 individuals each month. Those served include the working poor, children, seniors on fixed incomes, single parents, the disabled, the homeless, and individuals experiencing medical emergencies or recent job layoffs. in 40 years, they distributed 1 billion pounds of food. Second Harvest Food Bank helps over 35,000 individuals in need each month throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. We accomplish this through our three programs; Food Assistance, Food 4 Thought, and Senior Brown Bag. We work with over 200 non-profit agencies, various community centers, and many schools to help us distribute out approximately 1 million pounds of food each month. mission is to help individuals in Amador and Tuolumne counties toward self-sufficiency by assisting local residents becoming involved, contributing members of our community. By promoting family and other supportive environment children, youth, and elders can achieve their maximum potential. Form partnerships and coalitions within the community to meet these needs. We have earned Charity Navigator’s top rating for seven consecutive years — a record of efficiency matched by only 2% of non-profits nationwide! FOOD Share is a member partner of Feeding America! We thank you friends & volunteers for your continued support by sharing your stories, attending events, and volunteering your time. We could not help 74,500 friends a month without your commitment! We serve as the primary food collection and distribution center for hunger-relief efforts in our area, distributing fresh and non-perishable food to the hungry through our network of more than 60 local hunger-relief and charitable organizations. The Food Bank for Monterey County has won a Business Excellence Award in the nonprofit category in Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards! Feeding America San Diego works with partner agencies to distribute food throughout the county. 225,000 people count on us. From the southeast corner of San Francisco to the farthest points in West Marin, the Food Bank is a vital lifeline serving more people than ever before. Charity Navigator ranks Second Harvest Food Bank among the top 2% of charities nationwide for fiscal responsibility. The Food Bank has received 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, which demonstrates financial health, accountability, and transparency. During 2012, the Food bank of Santa Barbara County distributed more than 8.5 million meals from two warehouse locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. REFB’s three Hunger Initiatives and partnership with 149 organizations distributes over 13 million pounds of food annually, the equivalent of 28,000 meals each day, to feed 78,000 people every month Food Link for Tulare County, a nonprofit organization, has been working to end hunger in Tulare County since 1978. Food Link warehouses and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to a network of more than 80 local nonprofit agencies, which directly feed needy families. Founded in 1972, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County was the first food bank in California and is the second oldest in the nation. We began by distributing food from a parking lot in Santa Cruz to groups operating the Breakfast For Kids program. Second Harvests’ mission is to end hunger and malnutrition by educating and involving the community. Through our network of more than 200 agencies and programs and over 3,000 volunteers, we distribute over 8 million pounds of food annually to working poor families, children, and seniors. In the last fiscal year, Care and Share distributed more than 17 million pounds of food throughout Southern Colorado Last year, we distributed 41.3 million pounds of food, which is enough to provide 88,000 meals each day to children, seniors, and families in need. With the support of 32 employees and 1,800 volunteers, we distributed more than 7.8 million pounds of food in 2012. Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 people in Colorado. Hunger is not confined to a neighborhood, a gender, an age, a race. Hunger can affect anyone. Educate yourself on the scope of hunger in our community and learn how you can fight it. For the 9th year in a row, CFS has earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Food share is in the midst of major expansion of its buildings, staff, and programs to move forward our plan to end hunger in our area, and we are counting on you to help us make it happen. We provide food and resources to more than 650 community-based food programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and low-income adult and child day programs in six of the state’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham. Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of emergency food in Connecticut and distributes an average of 36 tons of food every business day through three warehouses in East Haven, Fairfield and Waterbury, and affiliated distribution centers in New London and Stamford Serves 478,100 people in the region struggling with hunger distributing 33 million pounds of food annually, half of which is fresh produce We distributed 6.2 million pounds of food last year. We provide food and resources through a network of 508 hunger-relief program partners. Our parnters include food pantries, shelter or residential programs, social service agencies, emergency soup kitchens, children’s nutrition programs, schools and neighborhood and church distribution programs who reach low-income people in need. The Food Bank has achieved significant growth in order to meet the needs of hungry people in Southwest Florida – distributing hundreds of thousands of pounds of food each month to over 150 Partner Agencies serving our neighbors in need. Our growth and success in overcoming hunger in our communities confirmed by the annual distribution of more than 16 million pounds of food and other grocery products, valued at over $27 million per year. Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB) is the largest hunger relief agency on the Treasure Coast, providing millions of pounds of food to over 200 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, we provide numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security. Second Harvest North Florida Works to Move 24M Pounds of Food Each Year. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming, and education. Through a local network of approximately 400 Partner Agencies, Feeding South Florida strives to serve the almost 1 million individuals in need, including approximately 300,000 children, the elderly and the working poor, in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. 48% of the people served has at least one working member in their household. Many are single parents trying to raise their children on one income. Statistically, of children under age six in female-headed families, 59% are poor. If we want to break the cycle of poverty, children need to focus on education, not food.
38% of the people we serve are children. Hungry children do not do as well in school as those that are well fed.
16% of the people we serve are elderly, often having to choose between buying medicine or food. feeding the people in the Big Bend. 700,000 people need assistance, 250,000 are children The mission of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. is to assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring supportive services. While initially founded in 1972, with the purpose of providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly and disabled residents of Manatee County, Meals on Wheels of Manatee, Inc. became so much more. The organization grew over the years in response to community needs with the “PLUS” added to the name as a way of representing the many other service offered. Meals on Wheels PLUS supports organizations including: FL Council on Aging, FL Association of Service Providers, Feeding America, FL Association of Senior Nutrition Programs, FL Association of Food Banks, FL Adult Day Care Association, National Association of Nutrition for Aging Service Providers, and Meals on Wheels Association of America. We collect more than 6 million pounds of donated food, distributing it to an estimated 100,000 needy families and individuals in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties. We do so mainly through our members, a network of more than 250 soup kitchens, churches, senior centers and other not-for-profits. We are a network of friends working to feed the ill, needy, seniors, and children of northeast Georgia. Our mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty by distributing nearly 10.3 million pounds through 215 partner agencies in 2012. This is equivalent to 8.3 million meals. In all, we have distributed almost 81 million pounds of food or 67 million meals to northeast Georgia residents who might not know where their next meal will come from. Your gift to ACFB delivers a healthy return. With each $1 donated, we can provide $8.47 in groceries based on current growth, we are on track to distribute more than 45 million lbs. of food over the next three years. That is 37.5 million meals, 200,000 volunteer hours, and 1 million family visits from our network of 300 partner agencies. This Food Bank distributes on average of over 300,000 pounds of food on a monthly basis. Founded in 1981 in a closet at the Macon Rescue Mission Incorporated and chartered in 1982. Present location established in 2006. Annual distribution averages 6.5 million pounds through 310 participating agencies in 24 Middle Georgia counties Second Harvest food bank provided more than 8.1 million meals (more than 9.6 million pounds of food) to hungry people in our area. Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. supplies food and grocery product to more than 300 non-profit organizations in the following counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Thomas, and Ware. We provide more than 8 million pounds of food with a value of over 13.5 million dollars to programs. Last year the Hawaii Food bank distributed over 11.8 million pounds of food, including 3 million pounds of fresh produce to help feed 183,500 different people in need statewide. The Food Bank of Iowa maintains a 53,000 square foot distribution center in Des Moines containing more than 45,000 square feet of dry storage, 48,000 cubic feet of freezer space and substantial cooler space. Out of this facility, we serve 285 partner agencies in 42 counties. An additional 13 counties is served by our redistribution organization, the Food Bank of Southern Iowa. Distributes approximately 2.4 million pounds of food to local organizations; provides over 4,000 food boxes a year for families in need. It is estimated that 1 in 8 individuals in our service area go to bed hungry. At least 40,000 Northeast Iowa residents – including nearly 16,000 children and almost 4,000 seniors – receive emergency food assistance each year. IFB distributed 2.3 million pounds of food through 34 Mobile Pantries to low-income and food insecure Idahoans, an increase of 146%, from the previous fiscal year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 150,000 meals every day. Northern Illinois Food Bank is a non-profit organization that engages the community in a commitment to feed our hungry neighbors. Across 13 counties, food manufacturers, local groceries, corporations, foundations, and individuals come together to donate food and funds, and evaluate and repack food for distribution to our more than 600 network partners – the food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and youth and senior feeding programs that serve more than 60,000 different people each week. River Bend and Feeding America actively solicits food manufacturers, encouraging them to donate excess food. Central Illinois Food bank, established in 1982 by a coalition of churches, distributes over 9.5 million pounds of food annually to over 150 food pantries, soup kitchens, residential programs and after-school programs in a 21 county region.

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