Donating food to food drives in one of the most popular forms of giving in the United States. People make billions of donations to food drives each year to supply 60,000 plus hunger organizations with food to help more than 42 Million Americans struggling with food insecurity.
“The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”
The good news
The not so good news
A lot of the donated food doesn’t help those 42 Million Americans.
- People facing food insecurity also struggle with high rates of diet related health issues due to a lack of access to healthy food. These issues include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer,
- Traditional food drives are limited to non-perishable food donations – often highly processed canned goods. These are mismatched for people who need high quality food – things like fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and other healthy food.
The Great American Healthy Food Drive has a goal to change all of that.
It’s a drive to raise healthy food so people struggling with hunger get the kind of food they really need.
It’s also designed to raise awareness that HUNGER IS A HEALTH ISSUE, so that when people think about supporting hunger, they do it with healthy food.