Although the Feeding America network is effective, as a privately funded not-for-profit organization we simply do not have the capacity or funds to act as the first line of defense against hunger for all local residents who need food assistance each year. The government’s nutrition assistance programs are the fastest and most direct way to reduce hunger. The charitable response to hunger is designed to be a supplement to these programs, not a replacement for them.

Adequately funding and promoting the government nutrition programs is essential to ensuring people in need can access them. Learn more about the government’s nutrition programs:

Learn more about current issues related to government nutrition programs: Contact your legislators to share your views about hunger in our community. Find your legislator: