BENEFITING: Feeding America
When a disaster strikes, the Feeding America network supports relief and recovery in communities by distributing assistance through the more than 60,000 local agencies that we support. Feeding America also provides immediate relief through emergency feeding centers operated by National Voluntary Relief Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) partners, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other disaster relief organizations.
Feeding America regularly mobilizes our corporate partners and donor community to help provide disaster relief, above and beyond ongoing collaborations to address the chronic food insecurity that many Americans face daily. During the past five years, we have provided more than 100 million pounds of emergency food and disaster relief supplies to individuals and families affected by disaster.
We provide specialized training for our network members and continually improve operating procedures that enable member food banks to develop seamless, coordinated approaches to delivering disaster assistance.
Before disasters strike, the Feeding America network positions emergency food and personal care items that are most frequently requested by individuals and families after an incident. These supplies are available in strategically designated locations throughout the nation and inventory is regularly cycled to ensure that food and supplies there are fresh and safe.
For more information, please call 800-910-5524 or feedingamerica.org.