A food bank is an organization that distributes donated food to other organizations who use the food to feed the hungry. Food is obtained through private and public sources and distributed to affiliated charitable providers such as soup kitchens, pantries and shelters. Food banks also often sponsor a variety of programs in the community to ensure food gets to the needy, especially children.
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Feeding America (Formerly Named America's Second Harvest)
The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, with network members supplying food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks operate 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.
Capital Area Food Bank
Distributes surplus food to hunger-relief organizations in the Washington, DC area. Volunteer opportunities, information on upcoming events, and advocacy information. Part of the Feeding America network.
Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Serves 22 counties in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Mission statement, volunteer opportunities, events calendar, news, and program information. Part of the Feeding America network.
Food Bank of the Rockies
Collects and distributes food to nonprofit agencies that feed those in need in Wyoming and Northern Colorado, including the Denver area. Features organization history, hunger facts, events, newsletter, areas served, and how to help. Part of the Feeding America network.
Golden Harvest Food Bank
A non-profit, charitable food distribution center that provides grocery products to the hungry within 24 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Includes news, direct services, opportunities to help, and distribution agencies services.
High Plains Food Bank
Collects and distributes donated, surplus food to agencies in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. News, program descriptions, list of agencies served, and volunteer needs. Part of the Feeding America network.
Second Harvest Heartland
Feeds people who lack sufficient resources by providing nutritious food through a network of food distribution organizations in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Includes program descriptions, how to help, member agencies, news, and events. Part of the Feeding America network.
Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Serves agencies in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. Includes hunger facts, calendar of events, newsletter, and volunteer opportunities. Part of the Feeding America network.
Share Food Program of the Mid Atlantic & NY
Provides discount food to food banks, shelters and individuals in PA, NJ, DE, Metro NY and the MD Eastern Shore.
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