Today, 690 million people—perhaps even someone you know personally—will battle concentration issues, mental illness, and increased risk of life-threatening, preventable health problems. They’ll fight to succeed in school, advance in their careers, or realize their full potential. 

All because they’re hungry.

Likewise, today hundreds of nonprofits across the nation will feed food-insecure people and their families while working towards solutions to end stateside and global hunger for good. 

Even if you never experience hunger first-hand, you will experience its impact, as global hunger and food crises play a critical role in limiting economic growth, and widening the income gap.

When you donate to nonprofits fighting hunger, you’re not just helping to feed families in need: you’re helping to fund long-term solutions that can have far-reaching benefits.

Ready to give? Consider these 7 nonprofits making strides in the fight against hunger in America and around the world.

 7 Nonprofits Fighting Hunger to Support in 2020

1. Action Against Hunger

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Photo Credit: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger, Nigeria
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Photo Credit: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Ethiopia

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that has been leading the fight against hunger, malnutrition, and clean water initiatives for more than 40 years. Over 21 million people in nearly 50 countries around the world rely on the life-saving work of Action Against Hunger, whose ability to actually predict and prevent the devastating community effects of malnutrition and waterborne disease makes them uniquely deserving of a spot on our list.

For donors who care about…

  • Global hunger initiatives 
  • Global clean water initiatives
  • Ending child hunger
  • Malnutrition

How to Support Action Against Hunger 

2. Feast for All

Volunteers in Feast for All

Feast for All stands for Food, Education, Access, Support, Together. With operations in Los Angeles and New York, the organization was created to help families live healthier, more nourishing lives and ensure that every person has access to healthy ingredients. Not only can families in need receive nutritional food through Feast’s services, they also receive free cooking and nutrition classes, as well as support groups where the connections and friendships they make can help them maintain healthy, life-lengthening habits longer than they might on their own.

For donors who care about…

  • Nutrition and diet education 
  • Funding community support groups
  • Children and families

How to Support Feast for All

3. City Harvest 

City harvest guy

City Harvest has fed more than 1.5 million New Yorkers since 1982, namely by “rescuing” great, healthy food that might otherwise be discarded. More than 20 trucks distribute the “rescued” food to soup kitchen, shelters, and homes throughout the city. The nonprofit, which employs over 160 people, also has its own Food Rescue Facility, with freezers and refrigerators that help keep rescued food preserved, fresh, and delicious for its recipients.

For donors who care about…

  • Food preservation and food waste 
  • The New York City community
  • Soup kitchens and shelters
  • Eliminating food deserts 

How to Support City Harvest

4. No Kid Hungry

Volunteers in Team no kid hungry

The national nonprofit Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America through its special campaign, No Kid Hungry, having already provided more than 1 billion meals to children since the 1980s. 

For donors who care about…

  • Feeding children in America
  • Solving hunger in America
  • Research and education
  • Food distribution to those in need

How to Support No Kid Hungry

5. Meals on Wheels 

Fermin in Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is committed to ensuring America’s ever-expanding population of elderly citizens will always have healthy, warm meals—and a little company, too. For senior citizens who may no longer be able to cook for themselves, or who may be living in poverty, Meals on Wheels makes it possible for these individuals to stay in their homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Each meal delivered includes a salad, entree, starch, vegetable, bread, dessert, and milk. Visits also include a social visit and safety check. 

For donors who care about…

  • Senior citizens and elderly welfare
  • Senior citizens in poverty
  • Delivering food (and company!) to the elderly in need
  • Community support

How to Support Meals on Wheels 

  • Donate directly on their site
  • Shop and donate your cash back using Giving Assistant: Several local Meals on Wheels local chapters are available. Just search Meals on Wheels when selecting a nonprofit in your account settings to see if your local group is listed. Contact Giving Assistant customer support if you’d like help finding or getting your local Meals on Wheels group added.
  • Volunteer to deliver meals 

6. World Central Kitchen  

Chef in World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen is a unique food and hunger-focused nonprofit specifically focused on providing food in the wake of crises and natural disasters. Dubbed “food first responders,” World Central Kitchen’s volunteers—including volunteer chefs—have played an integral role in helping keep people fed during the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit has also played a special role in supporting local and small restaurants. 

For donors who care about…

  • First response missions
  • Global food insecurity
  • Pandemic food insecurity
  • The restaurant industry

How to Support World Central Kitchen 

7. Feeding America

Group of volunteer in Feeding America

Feeding America is a national nonprofit that parents literally thousands of other small, nonprofit food banks across the nation. In addition to providing critical funding your local food banks, Feeding America keeps its finger on the pulse of national hunger issues. Their work has gone beyond just keeping food on the table of millions upon millions of Americans, and has played an integral role in keeping people informed about the state of hunger in the U.S., and strategies to predict and solve hunger issues. 

For donors who care about…

  • National hunger
  • Curing American family food insecurity
  • Hunger research and initiatives
  • Keeping local food banks funded

How to Support Feeding America

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