Feeding America

Twelve million American youths face the devastating long-term effects of food insecurity. Here’s how to help.

Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks, is a consistently top-rated charity that helps 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs across the U.S. The organization works to safely rescue and repurpose some of the billions of pounds of food that groceries, restaurants, and others discard each year; it also educates about the problem of hunger and advocates for legislation that addresses this issue. 

Approximately 12 million American youth face the devastating and long-term effects of food insecurity. Feeding America places special emphasis on them through programs that provide healthy meals to kids not only at lunchtime but also after school, on weekends, and during holiday breaks. 

Feeding America is agile enough to respond to situations in near real time. During the partial U.S. government shutdown that began last December, the charity worked to increase food distributions and mobile and pop-up pantries in areas where large sections of the population are federal workers such as TSA agents and Coast Guard employees.

BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we spotlight deserving organizations in every issue. All of them have received a four-star overall rating from Charity Navigator (charitynavigator.org), which evaluates philanthropic institutions based on their finances, accountability, and transparency.