Part of making hunger a thing of the past is asking the right questions. Across the U.S. and around the world, hunger, food insecurity and poverty are complex but related issues that that become clearer when understood together. These problems don’t look the same everywhere, but by learning all we can about them and raising awareness, we can move closer to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry.
A: According to 2020 statistics, an average family receives $246 each month, the equivalent of $2.73 per meal.
A: SNAP benefits can be used to purchase most food items as well as plants and seeds to grow food items. However, benefits cannot be used to purchase heated food items, vitamins, supplements or household essentials such as cleaning supplies.
A: Hunger and food insecurity is a pervasive issue that must be addressed community by community. That’s why Feed the Children works with nearly 1,000 community partners across the U.S. to reach children and families in their communities.
A: One of the most important things we’ve learned during this pandemic is the importance of adapting to the situation in real-time. Our community partners have delivered food and daily household essentials in a variety of ways including door-to-door, by holding drive-through events and some even had call-in numbers for individuals to request these items.
A: Internationally, Feed the Children follows a child-focused community development approach that emphasizes four program areas (food and nutrition, health and water, livelihoods and education) to transform lives by improving the food and nutritional security of mothers and children while reducing malnutrition and poverty.
A: Through a Care Group model, Feed the Children teaches mothers about the importance of dietary diversity and holds cooking demonstrations to teach participants how to prepare a variety of nutritious meals for their family. Feed the Children also shows families how to start a household garden and grow staple crops like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, onions, soy and other items suited for their climate. By doing this, families are provided the knowledge to grow their own food, how to prepare nutritious meals, and why dietary diversity is so important for a child’s growth.
These corporate partners stand up for struggling children and families by providing food and daily essentials. Their donations make it possible to deliver the nutrition kids lack access to during the summer months when school meal programs are closed. We thank them for their partnership as we work together to end summer hunger.
Our sponsors are heroes. Without them, our work would not be possible. We rely on the generosity of our corporate partners to help the children, families and communities we serve. These organizations maximize our efforts by turning every $1 donated into $8 worth of impact for people who need assistance.
Through cause marketing campaigns, sponsoring community initiatives, sending their volunteers and through their gift-in-kind donations, our partners provide vital support that helps feed children in the U.S. and around the globe.