50 million Americans, including 17 million children, struggle with hunger daily.
As much as 2 in 7 families have to depend on food banks to put a meal on the table.
Even working class families are going hungry.
Food pantries cannot keep the shelves stocked.
Many individuals and corporations would like to do more social good.
People living at or below the poverty level cannot afford good, healthy unprocessed food.
Food Pantries run on such tight budgets that they cannot effectively get the word out that they need more food.
Food Drives sometime become more of a problem.
How food drives fail
Sporadic surges of can goods becomes a logistical and inventory nightmare.
Food drives tend to be seasonal. Hunger is not.
Food dropped off needs to inspected for dates, damage and sorted.
100 people paying retail prices for canned food is extraordinarily inefficient.
What people give and what the hungry need is not always the same.
Volunteers are already strapped for time.
Working together, we can increase the effectiveness of our individual efforts by collaborating with a unified voice to raise public awareness of hunger in our communities. Through Heal Hunger and the efficiencies it creates, more food will be available to families in need and, more people will give more money more often.