Across the nation, many Americans are on their way to a better future. The U.S. economy is growing, but even still, there are millions who are left behind. In fact, our latest research demonstrates that people currently facing hunger are finding it more and more difficult to provide their families with the nutrition they need.
To truly achieve our goal of a hunger-free America, Feeding America is leveraging our unparalleled expertise and nationwide network of food banks to serve more people in need and reach them more efficiently and effectively than ever before.
First, we are expanding our efforts to tackle the related problems of hunger and food waste. For decades, Feeding America has prevented perfectly good food from being thrown out and instead delivered it to people in need. In collaboration with many forward-thinking farmers and food companies, we helped provide struggling families with 2.8 billion pounds of food last year alone—food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Now, we are investing in new partnerships and technologies that will help us collect smaller quantities of perishable food from local businesses. One of our most promising solutions is MealConnect, a web-based application that enables any food-related business to donate food to Feeding America. Through developing creative food rescue strategies, we will have the resources to provide more healthy meals nationwide while also reducing food waste.