Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization whose mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
Feeding America secures donations from the food and grocery industries, government agencies, individuals and other organizations. Feeding America then moves the donated funds, food and grocery products to 200+ member food banks to where they are needed most. Member food banks ensure the safe storage and reliable distribution of donated goods to over 60,000 local charitable agencies and feeding programs. Finally, donations are provided to people in need at food pantries, feeding sites, youth programs, senior centers and emergency shelters.
C&S has supported Feeding America food banks since 1994, and together we have provided millions of meals to neighbors in need. Currently a Leadership Partner, C&S supports Feeding America’s child hunger initiatives, including the Backpack Program, and donates food and funds to local food banks, engages associates and provides disaster relief items.
In 2015, C&S Wholesale Grocers extended their commitment to finding solutions to solve child hunger by partnering with Feeding America to launch the first ever Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute. Feeding America has selected 20 of the nonprofit’s network member food banks, who serve clients affected by rural child food insecurity, to participate. The goal of the Institute is to develop a framework and tactical strategy that will be applicable to rural child hunger programming at any Feeding America member food bank.