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


History
History programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • Founder: John van Hengel

  • 1960’s in Phoenix, AZ

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank 1970’s


History1
history programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • America’s Second Harvest 1976

  • Feeding America 2008


Today s statistics
Today’s Statistics programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • Respect

  • Stewardship and accountability

  • Collaboration

  • Urgency

  • Service

  • Integrity

  • Diversity


Healthy people 2020
Healthy People 2020 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 : programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.Child Hunger

  • Kids Café

  • Backpack Program

  • Summer Food Program

  • The School Pantry Program


Network program partnerships
Network Program Partnerships programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • The Mobile Pantry Program

  • SNAP Outreach Program

  • National Produce Program

  • Disaster Relief


Public assistance partnerships
Public Assistance Partnerships programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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: programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • Audited

  • Charity Navigator Network

    • Four star rating


Get involved
Get Involved programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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 programs and support channels, including more than 200 member food banks.

  • 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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