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Serves more than 37 million people a year through various programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks. History. Founder: John van Hengel 1960’s in Phoenix, AZ St. Mary’s Food Bank 1970’s. history. America’s Second Harvest 1976 Feeding America 2008.

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History

Serves more than 37 million people a year through various programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.


History

History

  • Founder: John van Hengel

  • 1960’s in Phoenix, AZ

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank 1970’s


History1

history

  • America’s Second Harvest 1976

  • Feeding America 2008


Today s statistics

Today’s Statistics

  • In 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in

    food insecure households

    • 33.5 million adults

    • 16.7 million children

  • One in six people in the US are food insecure

  • 59% of food-insecure households reported that in the previous month they had participated in one or more of the three largest Federal food and nutrition assistance programs.


Goals

Goals

  • No child is at risk for hunger.

  • Food banks are well stocked to help those in need.

  • Families have a solid foundation by having access to nutritious food.

  • People can get help during hard times.


Values

Values

  • Respect

  • Stewardship and accountability

  • Collaboration

  • Urgency

  • Service

  • Integrity

  • Diversity


Healthy people 2020

Healthy People 2020

  • Goal: “Promote health and reduce disease risk through consumption of healthful diets and achievement and maintenance of healthy body weights.”

  • Objective NWS-13: “To reduce household food insecurity and in doing so, reduce hunger.”


Programs services child hunger

Programs & Services : Child Hunger

  • Kids Café

  • Backpack Program

  • Summer Food Program

  • The School Pantry Program


Network program partnerships

Network Program Partnerships

  • The Mobile Pantry Program

  • SNAP Outreach Program

  • National Produce Program

  • Disaster Relief


Public assistance partnerships

Public Assistance Partnerships

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

  • Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

  • Summer Food Assistance Program (SFSP)

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


Programs services nutrition

Programs & Services: Nutrition

  • MyPlate

    • USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion (CNPP) announced multilevel partnership program in 2010.

    • Goal of partnerships: assist in the dissemination and adoption of 2010 Dietary Guidelines throughout country.   


Advocating

Advocating

  • Engage public and private sectors in its mission

    • Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010

  • Network members

    • Advocate for funding

  • Public Policy Staff

    • Changes in public attitudes

    • Backing laws that support Feeding America’s mission

    • Educating elected officials

      • Food insecurity

      • Need for funding


Funding

Funding

  • Sources

    • Corporate

    • Foundation

    • National and Local Individuals

    • Farm Bill

    • TEFAP and CSFP

    • Partners

  • Challenges

    • Declines in federal commodity purchases

    • Fewer charitable donations

  • Snap Partnership


Stakeholders

Stakeholders

  • Members

  • Member partners/local agencies

  • Donors of funds and food

  • Volunteers

  • Food delivery partners

  • Disaster relief partners

  • Vendors

  • Other constituents

  • Public


Local evaluation csat

Local Evaluation: CSAT

  • Self-Assessment Tool

    • Network Organizations

    • Strengths and Weaknesses

    • 60 questions

  • Based On

    • Food distribution staffing

    • Total expenses

    • # of volunteers

    • # of agencies involved

    • # of participants in CSAT

    • # of board members participating


National evaluation

National Evaluation

  • Audited

  • Charity Navigator Network

    • Four star rating


Get involved

Get Involved

  • Volunteers

    • Sorting, boxing and repackaging donated food

    • Food Banks

  • Nutrition Professionals

    • Partner with network organizations

    • Promote Feeding America’s objectives

      • Better nutrition

      • Increasing access to healthful foods like fruits and vegetables

      • Raising awareness of the coexistence of hunger with other diet-related diseases

      • Promoting nutrition education


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Contact the National Office:Feeding America 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60601 tel: 800.771.2303 fax: 312.263.5626

  • Contact the Washington , D.C. Office:Feeding America 1150 18th Street, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20036tel: 800.771.2303


References

References

  • Charity Navigator. (2012). Feeding America. Retrieved November, 10, 2012, from http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5271.

  • Feeding American. (2012). Advocacy & Public Policy. Retrieved November, 10, 2012, from http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/advocacy-public-policy.aspx.

  • Feeding America. (2012). Hunger Facts. Retrieved November, 10, 2012, from http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-facts.aspx.

  • Feeding America. (2012). Mission and Values. Retrieved November, 10, 2012, from http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/mission-and-values.aspx.

  • Feeding America. (2012). Programs and Services. Retrieved November, 10, 2012, from http://feedingamerica.org/programs-and-services.aspx.

  • Healthy People. (2012). 2020 Topics and Objective: Healthier Food Access. Retrieved November 12, 2012 from http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/objectiveslist.aspx?topicId=29.

  • Wikepedia. (2012). Feeding America. Retrieved November 12, 2012 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_America.


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