CauseLab - Feeding America briefing

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Ideas and thoughts shared by Dan Michel of Feeding America during the briefing of the Monday, March 15, CauseLab at SXSW 2010

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CauseLab - Feeding America briefing

  1. 1. Feeding America

  2. 2. • Got a story? • Everyone has a story • What is your story?
  3. 3. • A Not-So-Good Story
  4. 4. Hunger in America •  Today, more than 49 million Americans are struggling with hunger. –  1 in 6 people •  More than 17 million of those facing hunger are children.

  5. 5. •  Hunger
affects
every
community
in
the
U.S.
 •  In
2008,
households
with
children
reported
 food
insecurity
at
almost
double
the
rate
for
 those
without
children,
21.0
percent
 compared
to
11.3
percent.

  6. 6. • A Better Story
  7. 7. About Feeding America Our mission is to feed Americaʼs hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.
  8. 8. About Feeding America •  We are the nationʼs leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
 •  Our network is comprised of national office in Chicago and more than 200 food banks that fight hunger from coast to coast, right in your hometown. •  Feeding America distributes more than 2.5 billion pounds of food and grocery product annually.

  9. 9. About Feeding America •  Feeding
America
is
annually
providing
food
to
37
million
Americans,
 including
14
million
children.
This
is
an
increase
of
46
percent
over
2006,
 when
we
were
feeding
25
million
Americans,
including
9
million
children,
 each
year.

 •  That
means
one
in
eight
Americans
now
rely
on
Feeding
America
for
food
 and
groceries.

 •  Feeding
America's
naKonwide
network
of
food
banks
is
feeding
1
million
 more
Americans
each
week
than
we
did
in
2006.


 •  Thirty‐six
percent
of
the
households
we
serve
have
at
least
one
person
 working.

 •  The
number
of
children
the
Feeding
America
network
serves
has
increased
 by
50
percent
since
2006.


  10. 10. Network Scope FEEDING AMERICA MEMBER [NETWORK ALSO INCLUDES MEMBERS IN AK, HI & PR] AK HI PR
  11. 11. How We Work Feeding America helps millions of people put food on the table each day through its network of member food banks.
  12. 12. Programs We Support •  Backpack Program® Provides food to school children on weekends when free and reduced-price school lunches are unavailable
 •  Disaster Relief Secure and transport supplies to emergency feeding centers serving disaster victims
 •  Kids Cafe® Largest charitable meal service and nutrition education program exclusively for children in need
  13. 13. Feeding
Hope 
 VIDEO
of
local
client 

  14. 14. Take Action Donate
 Advocate
 Volunteer
 Give your voice You can help provide food and enrich lives by joining the fight to end hunger. To get involved today, visit feedingamerica.org. 

  15. 15. • What else can we do? • What else can you do?
  16. 16. • Time to re-write the story

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