The Charities and Food Insecurity
Why Food Bank Charities?
Food Bank Charities for Voting
As an owner of a FooCutie NFT, you will be able to vote on the charity of your choice. If you know of a very good charity that is not on this list, you can fill out the form and make a suggestion to add to the list. Click on the drop down to find more information about each charity.
Feeding America: Breaking the Cycle of Hunger in America
Meals on Wheels America: Fighting Against Senior Hunger
Since 1954, Meals on Wheels America has fought senior hunger across the United States. It started as a small group in Philadelphia and has since gone on to serve millions each year. They deliver meals that improve the health of senior citizens who can’t provide for themselves.
No Kid Hungry: Leading the Fight Against Childhood Hunger
In 2010, No Kid Hungry was launched by the international charity Share Our Strength to completely eradicate childhood hunger in America. They seek to do this through their grants and advocacy programs. While Share Our Strength is an international charity, they founded No Kid Hungry to have a more local focus in the United States.
Midwest Food Bank: Food Distribution and Disaster Relief
In 2003, the Kieser family started the Midwest Food Bank to address the food disparity between the wealthy and poor in their community. To do this, they turned their barn into a distribution site for local food pantries. They soon realized the need for growth and eventually grew to operate in multiple locations across the US, where they serve millions of dollars worth of food to impact millions of people through their partner organizations.
Second Harvest Heartland: The Safety Net of Food Stability
Second Harvest Heartland believes wholeheartedly in being a “safety net” for their community to ensure food stability for the long term. They were formed in 2001 when two charities with more than 44 years of experience combined forces – Second Harvest Greater Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul. Today they’re known as Second Harvest Heartland, and each year they provide millions of meals to those in need.
Houston Food Bank: America’s Largest Food Bank
Food Bank for the Heartland: Collaboration to End Hunger
Food Bank for the Heartland was founded in 1981 for the purpose of distributing food to schools, food pantries, and other organizations. In 2011, their volume increased so much they moved to their current 76,000 square foot facility to distribute millions of meals each year to those in need. They believe fighting hunger is an “ongoing collaborative effort,” so they also pool their resources with food manufacturers, the USDA, and more.
Loaves and Fishes: Providing Nutritious Groceries
In 1975, a small group of church members in North Carolina knew they needed to face a growing issue – food insecurity. Together they started Loaves and Fishes, which already served 1000 people in its first year alone. Today they’re a network of food pantries serving thousands.
Statistics in the US: (According to FRAC )
Suggesting A Charity
There are many different charities that help contribute to hunger but not every charity is highly rated. These are some things to consider before making a suggestion or donation to a charity. Let’s look at what you can do to ensure your contribution has the most significant impact.
If you would like to suggest a charity, please fill out the form (coming soon).