Help Fight Hunger
Every night, nearly 1 billion people around the world go to bed hungry.
Hunger is defined as not having access to enough food every day. Food insecurity is another important term, and it refers to people who don’t know when their next meal will be.
Folks all over the world are working to end the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Will you join the fight?
Ready to make a difference?
- Download the Give Back App (iPhone | Android coming soon!) and find ways to help fight hunger near you
- Create an account so you can favorite activities and causes, earn points and badges, track your hours, and see your impact
- Use our our activity finder and choose Help Fight Hunger
- Read on to learn more about this cause…
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How can you help?
You need food to live, and people facing hunger and food insecurity struggle with challenges to their health, growth and survival. Here are ways you can help end the fight.
- Deliver meals. Many elderly people are homebound and hungry. As a family, you can hand-deliver meals to people in need, helping them fight hunger and loneliness at the same time. See how Meals on Wheels works. And check out our partners, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. (Los Angeles)
- Walk to raise money. Find or organize a walk-a-thon or bike-a-thon to raise money and help feed hungry people in your hometown. Ready to lace up?
- Share a PB&J. You can make a difference in someone’s day just by using ingredients you might already have at home. Many organizations accept sandwich donations to deliver to hungry neighbors. Learn more.
- Volunteer at a food bank. Food banks, food shelters, and food pantries are serving so many people a day, they could always use an extra hand. Check to see if your local food bank, food shelter, or food pantry has age limits for volunteers or requires you to have an adult with you. Then, all you need is a positive attitude and readiness to help. Here’s an example.
- Find a cause you love. Pick an issue or project in your community that speaks to you – and speak up. Start your search now.
These are just a few of the inspiring partners we work with to fight hunger:
- Project Bread. They work to break the cycle of hunger by giving people in need access to food. (Boston)
- Community Cooks. This group gives homemade meals to neighbors and families facing hunger and food insecurity. (Boston)
- Food for Free. Everyone should have access to healthy food, and Food for Free helps that happen. (Boston)
- San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. They work in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need to end hunger in the San Francisco Bay Area. (SF Bay Area)
- Food on Foot. They help the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, and work opportunities. (Los Angeles)
The best first step to fighting hunger is understanding what it means and who it impacts. Check out these resources to keep learning.
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Elementary school readers
The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
by Katie Smith Milway
Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen
by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
by Marcia Brown
The Greatest Table: A Banquet to Fight Against Hunger
by Michael J. Rosen
by Page McBrier (Author) and Lori Lohstoeter (Illustrator)
Middle school readers
by Pam Munoz Ryan
No Place to Be: Voices of Homeless Children
by Judith Berck
High school readers
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
by Liz Murray