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The Feeding America Disaster Relief Response is an initiative that combines a variety of businesses, food banks and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. It sends a multitude of easy-to-ship food boxes when disaster strikes.What is the East Texas food bank doing during a disaster?
“While the East Texas Food Bank was cleaning out its stock, I think we had one truckload on hand of disaster boxes," said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. "It's part of our Feeding America system of disaster response."How many children face hunger in Texas?
1 in 5 children face hunger. People facing hunger in Texas are estimated to report needing $1,872,381,000 more per year to meet their food needs. The average cost of a meal in Texas is $2.68. Data from Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study.How many people does Feeding America reach?
The Feeding America network is able to reach 40 million people, largely thanks to the commitment of volunteers. Our communities are stronger when we join together – help give your neighbors a hand up by volunteering at your local food bank.