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Your gift to Feed the Children provides hungry children with meals this holiday season. Our goal is to deliver 80,000 boxes of food and essentials to struggling families for the holidays. Just $25 provides a box of food to a hungry family. How many can you give?

The Holidays Are Harder Without Food

The holidays are supposed to be a magical time. Instead, the season of joy is a season of hunger for the one in five American children. These are the children living with food insecurity, and don't know where their next meal is coming from.

This time of year places a huge financial burden on families, and the stress of not having enough food can get in the way of celebrating. No child should go hungry, especially during the holidays.


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For families living with food insecurity, this time of year is more stressful than magical. Every parent wants their children to experience the joy and wonder of the holiday season, but the extra cost of heating and winter clothing, plus rent, car payments, and, of course, food, take precedence over celebration. Too many children go to bed hungry, and without hope for the holidays.

You can help make a difference.

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When you give a box of food to a hungry child or family this holiday season, you’re providing 20 meals they won’t have to worry about.

With your help, 1.6 million meals will be provided to hungry kids and their families.

Families facing food insecurity may be under increased stress due to many factors, such as seasonal job cuts, higher heating bills during the colder months, and increased illness with the changing weather. The lack of free school meals can also put an additional financial burden on families who need help to provide enough nourishing meals for their children.

Children are more likely to be food insecure if they are in a household headed by a single mother, if they live in a rural county, if they have a disabled parent, or if they are members of a community of color. Thirty-five percent of single-mother households and 25% of Black and Hispanic households deal with food insecurity.

SNAP is the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. People who receive SNAP benefits can use it to buy groceries, seeds, and plants for food. SNAP cannot be spent on household items like cleaning supplies, vitamins, or diapers.

More than 22 million U.S. households use SNAP benefits. But parents and caregivers are also facing higher food prices. In May 2023, the average family of four had to spend $285 more per month for groceries than it did in May 2021, according to the USDA. That means many families are struggling to afford enough food, even if they receive SNAP benefits.

Caregivers with limited options for earning a living can struggle to keep enough food on the table for their children. Lack of reliable transportation to access the food resources available is another barrier families can face.

Some low-income communities lack stores that sell affordable food, presenting a challenge even for families that do have reliable transportation.

Feed the Children and our partners are fighting hard to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry, on a school day or any day of the year.

Your gift to Feed the Children provides food and essentials to vulnerable children and families.

Your donations and our corporate partners make a significant impact. 92% of donations go straight to feeding, education, and programs.

If you need assistance with food, Feed the Children may be able to support you through our community partner network. Please contact us through direct message on our Facebook page. A Feed the Children employee will ask for your ZIP code. This allows us to locate community partners in your area.

Our network of community partners expands into many of the areas where food insecurity is most prevalent. However, it is possible that your location is outside our range. During the holiday season, many businesses, churches, schools and nonprofits offer additional resources. We recommend exploring these options.

You can call 211 to find agencies in your area that can assist you in finding help.

Feed the Children and our community partners operate year-round (although we do not control their operating hours or schedules). Feel free to reach out to us at any time.

In addition to nonprofit resources, you may qualify for certain government assistance programs. These vary from state to state and based on your income level and other factors.

This is not a complete list. Please contact your state’s appropriate agency for a full list of services that may be available to you.