Social Engagement: High
What’s What: Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. To do their crucial work, they rely on volunteers like you. People are hungry and help is needed today.
Amava Take: Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, Feeding America provides meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people they serve, educates the public about the problem of hunger and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Volunteers are needed across the U.S. There is variation from food bank to food bank as to need and details.
Questions and Answers:
How do I find my local food bank?
If interested, please contact your local food bank by visiting their website using the Feeding America food bank locator.
If I choose to volunteer at a food bank are safety measures in place?
Yes. All Feeding America food banks are following all CDC guidelines to insure the safety of employees and volunteers.
Are there other things I can do to help Feeding America?
Absolutely. You can help end hunger in America in many ways:
- You can send thank you cards to Feeding America staff on the front lines at Feeding America food banks
- Follow, like and share with your social network and ask them to do the same:
- Sign the pledge to urge lawmakers to act to ensure no one goes hungry during these unsure times.
- Write a letter to the editor for your local newspaper to elevate the reality of hunger where you live — and the need for solutions.
- Use your voice and vote to support policies fundamental to assisting people struggling with hunger.
- Join efforts to increase the maximum SNAP benefit by 15 percent.
Special Requirements: A prescreening call may be required for volunteers prior to helping at the food bank. There are restrictions due to age, wellness, and recent travel. Distribution models have been adapted to protect employees at food banks and volunteers as well as the people that Feeding America serves, so shift timing and procedures may be different than usual food bank hours and processes.
Setting it Up: Each of us have a voice and every action helps. Consider lending your time or your voice to support Feeding America and your local food bank.