"Hungry" Is No Way to Spend Childhood

The Salvation Army helps cure hunger daily by providing nutritious meals to anyone in need.

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Each night in the U.S., 17.4 million families go to bed hungry.

An additional 6.9 million families experience very low food security. That means they don't always know where their next meal is coming from.

 

Each Year, We Provide Over
56 Million Meals Through:

Food Pantries

By offering access to free fresh produce and canned goods, we provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity. These programs are especially crucial in "food deserts," where entire communities lack access to a grocery store.

Meal Programs

From sit-down programs that provide nutritious, hot meals and valuable human interaction, to mobile meals that deliver much-needed sustenance to those who cannot reach a food distribution center, to feeding programs across our hundreds of shelters and residential facilities, we help ensure that the most vulnerable members of society do not go hungry.

Community Gardens

Each community garden provides a no-cost, renewable source of
produce, as well as vital work structure for those involved in the
cultivation and care of the food.

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Hunger hurts children the most.

In the United States, 20% (15.3 million) of children under age 18 face food insecurity on a regular basis. That means 1 out of every 5 children experiences prolonged hunger.

A donation to The Salvation Army feeds children in your community. Donate now.

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Food insecurity is everywhere.

Every day, more than 48 million Americans face the threat of hunger. This occurs in every county in the United States.

The Salvation Army provides food in every ZIP code in America. Donate now.

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Families face the greatest threat.

19% of all American households with children are food insecure.

35% of households headed by single women are food insecure.

26% of black non-Hispanic households are food insecure.

22% of Hispanic households are food insecure.

The Salvation Army provides hot meals and food boxes for families in need. Donate now.

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The Salvation Army feeds an average of 156,000 meals every single day.

The Salvation Army helps cure hunger daily by providing nutritious meals to anyone in need. This includes homeless people of all ages, as well as individuals and families who may be down on their luck and in need of some extra assistance. In addition to addressing the immediate symptoms of food insecurity, our programs are designed to help identify and treat its root cause. Over time, this holistic approach to the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of each person helps move many from "hungry" to "fully healed."

Hunger Is Curable. You Can Help.

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Other Ways We Meet Need