In a recent post about our Plate It Forward helping feed hungry people, Robert asked, "Who actually gets the food?"
Feeding America supports food shelves and distribution centers throughout the USA. In my town, they support the Marion-Polk Foodshare, which is our county's food shelf. So the food provided through this program goes to people being helped by these kinds of local food programs.
I bet if you asked your local food shelf if they are affiliated with FeedingAmerica.org, the answer would most likely be "yes."
When I initially set this up, I wanted to find a charity that did two things: I wanted one that didn't waste a lot of contributed funds for administrative costs, and it had to help people across the entire USA, not just in my community. Feeding America fit the bill.
Next, I toured our Marion-Polk Foodshare and saw a huge warehouse of food provided by various places.
Quoted from the Marion-Polk website,