Feeding America

Smithfield Foods Shares Insights About Hunger in America

By Dennis Pittman, Senior Director of Hunger Relief for Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Smithfield Foods’ Senior Director of Hunger Relief, Dennis Pittman spoke at the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. and shed some light on a topic not often discussed – food insecurity in rural communities. Dennis shares his insights below:

Smithfield Foods Commences 10th Anniversary of Helping Hungry Homes® Initiative

National program part of Smithfield’s ongoing commitment to end hunger
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., Jan. 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. launched its 2018 giving tour in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the company’s signature hunger-relief program, Helping Hungry Homes®. Founded in 2008, Helping Hungry Homes® is a company-wide initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.

Flocking for 400 Turkeys

By Tony Wittkowski

BENTON HARBOR — Hundreds of vehicles sat Thursday along the streets of downtown Benton Harbor, all angled toward a bustling warehouse that was packed with food.

It marked the third year that the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency held its Holiday Food Sharing Program in Benton Harbor. The program collects and distributes more than 400 turkeys and food boxes to residents and families in need of help from the Twin Cities and surrounding Berrien County communities.

Albertsons, Customers Donate 2,616 Full Turkey Dinners to Idahoans in Need


Albertsons employees and customers worked together to raise funds this month to help solve hunger in Idaho, and on Thursday, Albertsons came to The Idaho Foodbank with a truck filled with 2,616 full turkey dinners for the families who need them most.

“Albertsons is committed to our longstanding partnership and support for the Idaho Foodbank to provide hunger relief to those in need,” said John Colgrove, Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division President. “I have seen first-hand the Foodbank’s dedication to helping people who struggle with hunger every day.”

Be #ThankFULL This #GivingTuesday and Support Feeding America


Giving the perfect gift is hard.

Gifts are stressful, both for the giver and the receiver; it’s hard to know exactly what someone will want.

But a donation to Feeding America is the perfect solution: the giver and receiver are #ThankFULL for a thoughtful gift and families in need are thankful for the food they receive.

This #GivingTuesday give a reason for the less fortunate to be #ThankFULL by giving the gift that matters. Donate today: www.feedingamerica.org/donate

Feeding Those in Need – Republic Services’ Los Angeles Food Waste and Recovery Program


Hunger in America is a striking epidemic. According to the USDA Economic Research Service and Feeding America, one in every six people face hunger in our country. A shocking 20.6 percent of households with children are food insecure.

Net Impact and Samsung Partner in Support of Feeding America

$70,000 will be donated from the Small Change, Big Effect campaign to Feeding America
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif. September 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced a donation of $70,000 to Feeding America in Support of National Hunger Action Day. The “Small Change, Big Effect” 30-day fundraising campaign launched on August 3, 2017 with an event at Samsung 837 in New York City.

Hormel Foods Lends a Helping Hand After Hurricane Harvey

Press Release

September 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods has a history of being a good neighbor and Hurricane Harvey is no exception. Hormel Foods is lending a helping hand to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey through its partnership with Convoy of Hope.

MealConnect Is Making A Difference

by Ashley Halladay

Preventing food waste and feeding people facing hunger is proving to be easier than ever thanks to Feeding America’s MealConnect application.

Yes, when it comes to food rescue, “there’s an app for that.”  

We detail our connection to MealConnect in this video, and also highlight the ways an online grocery store and a women’s recovery organization are using and benefitting from this collaboration. 

General Mills Foundation & MealConnect

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Each year, 72 billion pounds of good, safe food ends up in landfills in the U.S., yet people go hungry. With support from General Mills, Feeding America created a technology platform called MealConnect that gives food donors a convenient, free and safe way to reduce waste and connect surplus meals with those facing hunger.

Learn more about MealConnect here.


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