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WORLD FOOD DAY
In honor of the UN’s World Food Day (WFD) on October 16, we’re doubling the amount of food bank donations and putting a spotlight on food insecurity in our local communities. Since 2015, we’ve been on a mission to help end hunger. In California and beyond, we’ve already donated over 1.2 million meals through our 1-for-1 program – and we’re just getting started.
Throughout October, by rallying behind the United Nations’ mission of a #ZeroHunger world by 2030, we aim to raise awareness of WFD and encourage community involvement to make a bigger, long-lasting impact.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hunger is far-reaching-and in your neighborhood.
1 In 8 people struggles with food insecurity
1 In 5 children doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from
Food insecurity exists in every county in America
FOOD INSECURITY CAN BE FIXED!
Roughly 30-40% of food (over 130 billion pounds) is lost to waste each year
Our 1-for-1 program has donated over 1.2 million healthy meals since 2015
Initiatives like the USDA’s Food Waste Challenge are aimed at changing the tide
MAKING AN IMPACT IS CONVENIENT & EASY
Make a donation to your local food bank
Make a difference. #ZeroHunger by 2030
Find out more about your local food bank below and make a donation today.
Food insecurity is a serious problem in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger. Over 210,000 people count on the vital lifeline of SF-Marin Food Bank initiatives, including their pantry network, home-delivered groceries program, nutrition education and food stamp enrollment.
“Anyone who considers themselves in need of food qualifies for assistance from food bank programs and pantries. It is important to us that anyone who experiences food insecurity be able to access food with dignity.”
SF-Marin Food Bank believes in addressing hunger head-on. Their efforts focus on the immediate distribution of food while simultaneously working on long-term strategies to empower neighbors in need.
It’s easy to support SF-Marin Food Bank with a monthly or one-time donation.
For over 30 years, Alameda County Community Food Bank has been driven by an unwavering belief that food is a basic human right. Some of their forward-thinking programs include mobile pantries that visit schools and parks, grocery backpacks school kids can take home for weekend nutrition and on-campus resources to serve the often overlooked need among college students.
Alameda County Community Food Bank reports that a staggering 1 in 5 residents access their food bank resources. Nearly half of Alameda County households fall short—by over $70,000—of the annual income required for a four-member family to make ends meet there.
It’s easy to support Alameda County Community Food Bank with a one-time or recurring donation.
Serving over 147,000 people per month, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is dedicated to assisting those in need by by providing emergency goods and services and moving them toward self-sufficiency and financial independence. Encouragement, patience and exceptional service are at the heart of their commitment to bettering the lives of all in the community.
SFBFS offers a variety of ways for volunteers and donors to get involved in helping the community and support their work, including themed donation drives, Q&A sessions with local officials and tours of their operations.
It’s easy to support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services with a monthly or one-time donation.
The largest collaborative charity in the county, Food Bank of El Dorado County focuses on coordinating the logistics of organizations that directly address hunger in the rural area. This includes securing adequate warehouse space and distributing over $3 million in emergency food assistance to communities through direct-service partner agencies.
Food Bank of El Dorado County prides itself on efficient operations—their labor force is almost entirely volunteer-based—and shrewd use of donations, with the idea that every penny saved is another penny that can go toward feeding more hungry people.
It’s easy to support Food Bank of El Dorado County with a one-time or recurring donation.
World Harvest is dedicated to addressing hunger while combating food waste in Los Angeles County. Excess food from local restaurants, shops and farms is assembled into a familiar store experience for people in need and those concerned about waste. The 25 million pounds of WH distributes, including organic produce that is often too costly for growing families, benefits local shelters, soup kitchens and school programs—in total, over 200 partner agencies.
“In times of hardship, when your determination and forbearance are tested, it is good to know that a portion of America’s harvest is destined to relieve you in your time of need.”
But their efforts against waste don’t stop there. Produce that isn’t used in the WH “social supermarket” is shipped to feed zoo animals, saving the non-profit LA Zoo over $16,000 a month. And instead of reaching landfills, anything left over is composted to nurture more plants.
It’s easy to support World Harvest with a donation.
Working with a network of partner agencies and volunteers, Food Bank of Northern Nevada continually distributes donated and purchased food to emergency food pantries, shelters, senior centers and child nutrition program sites. Half of the 95,000 people served monthly by their 140 partner agencies are seniors and children. Incorporated in 1983, FBNN has operated as a non-profit for more than 30 years.
“Our vision for the future: Healthy food. Every person. Every day.”
FBNN’s Stories of Change profile some of the extraordinary differences made in the lives of people who have accessed food banks in times of need.
It’s easy to support Food Bank of Northern Nevada with a one-time or monthly donation.
A Feeding America affiliate serving over 160,000 people in four counties, Three Square sources bulk food and distributes it to program partners in hundreds of Southern Nevada communities. Their Food Rescue program collects high-quality perishables like produce, meat and dairy that are close to code and carefully transports them for quick distribution to people in need.
“With respect for our diverse community and a willingness to put ourselves in the shoes of others, we act from the heart.”
In addition to typical food bank services, Three Square also trains agency partners in food-handling to ensure that goods reaching consumers are fresh and safe to consume.
It’s easy to support Three Square with a one-time or monthly donation.
Since 1987, Redwood Empire Food Bank has been dedicated to making adequate nutrition available to anyone in need. Their Every Child, Every Day initiative distributes food at schools, parks and other strategic locations, and over 16,000 people rely on Senior Security, which provides monthly food boxes, produce pantries and supplemental groceries to encourage independence and health.
“The REFB is a cost-effective investment in the community. For every dollar donated, we can provide $4 worth of healthy groceries to a family in need.”
The REFB’s monthly Food Plaza offers fresh produce, multi-grain breads, quality dairy products and ready-to-eat Kitchen Collective meals to anyone in need.
What is the impact of a single meal?
One single meal can mean the difference between going to bed hungry and going to bed healthy.
Here’s what you probably didn’t know:
Children, seniors, unemployed and low-wage workers make up the majority of those struggling with hunger.
of urban households with children are food-insecure.
or 1-out-of-5 children live in food-insecure households.
seniors live in food-insecure households.
We pledge that for every BLOOM FARMS product purchased,
we will donate one meal to a food-insecure family or individual in need.