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4 Nonprofits That Are Putting an End to Hunger (And How You Can Help)

By: Brittany Engelmann-- 2016-09-05 7:09 am --

Hunger is a pervasive problem, impacting about 12.9 percent of people globally. Despite the fact that Americans throw away $165 billion worth of food every year, an estimated 15 percent of U.S. citizens continue to live in poverty. That’s why it’s so important to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations helping to reduce hunger around the globe. Here are some of the top nonprofits dedicated to ending hunger and how you can get involved.

  1. No Kid Hungry

One in five children in the U.S. lives in food insecure situations. No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting child hunger in the U.S. by providing healthy meals to children in need. They partner with low-income families to provide parents with the tools they need to prepare nutritious meals for their families, while remaining within their budget. They also partner with school districts across the country to provide in-school breakfast options for children in need.

How You Can Help: No Kid Hungry accepts financial donations and fundraising on their behalf. By hosting a fundraiser in your neighborhood, you can help children across the U.S. access the nutritious meals they need to thrive.

  1. Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now is helping to fight poverty and hunger around the globe. Since their beginning, they’ve partnered with over 500,000 volunteers to participate in meal packaging. According to their website, a group of just 40 or 50 volunteers can pack up to 10,152 meals in just two hours!

How You Can Help: Stop Hunger Now relies heavily on volunteers as well as donations from the public. Since their core focus is packaging meals to distribute to people in need, they are largely in need of nutritious bulk food donations. They encourage volunteers to host local meal packaging events where you gather a group of people and prepare meals on behalf of their organization.

  1. Project Bread

In the U.S., children compose roughly 45 percent of all SNAP benefits. Children are often the most impacted by malnutrition as well, since growing bodies are even more reliant on nutrients to promote proper development. At Project Bread, they take a multi-faceted approach to providing U.S.-based children of all ages with access to healthy food.

How You Can Help: Project Bread has a host of opportunities for people to get involved. They offer a variety of volunteer positions, as well an annual Walk for Hunger. They also rely on donations and corporate sponsors to help fund their mission of combatting hunger.

  1. Feeding America

Feeding America is one of the largest nonprofits in the U.S. that is focused on fighting hunger. They have a network of over 200 foodbanks throughout all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Colombia.

How You Can Help: Feeding America has a variety of ways for the public to get involved. You can host a local fundraiser or volunteer at one of their many food banks. They are especially keen on receiving donations in the form of bulk food items, which can be dropped off at any of their food bank locations.

Nearly 795 million people around the globe are suffering from undernourishment. Fortunately, there are countless organizations that have dedicated themselves to reducing this number and ensuring people of all ages have access to healthy food. By donating bulk food items to local nonprofits and food banks, you can feed families in need and support the nourishment and growth of children. Click here to browse a variety of nutrient-rich nonperishable food items, and support your most vulnerable community members today.