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Food Nonprofits That Could Use Your Help Right Now

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Dec 20, 2020

The pandemic has created an unprecedented need for the services of many nonprofits across the country, at a time when donations have dwindled and budgets have been cut. We put a call out in our newsletter for nonprofits you wanted to highlight. If you are in a position to donate, please consider giving to the organizations below.

National Organizations:

  • World Central Kitchen has served more than 50 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world.
  • Feeding America has responded to the needs of individuals struggling with food insecurity in this country for more than 40 years.
  • Edible Schoolyard designs hands-on educational experiences in the garden, kitchen, and cafeteria that connect children to food, nature, and to each other.

Local Organizations:

  • Homeboy Industries provides training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Helping Hands Rescue Mission has been feeding hundreds of families in the Huntington, NY, area (where Dan lives) since the start of the pandemic.
  • Community Food Council also feeds hundreds of families in the Huntington, NY, area (where Dan lives) since the start of the pandemic.
  • Open Heart Kitchen serves prepared, nutritious meals free of charge to the hungry people in Northern California.
  • Alameda Food Kitchen is now recognized as one of Alameda’s primary social service organizations, providing food assistance in Alameda, CA.
  • Food Gatherers provides direct food assistance in the form of hot meals, nutritious snacks or emergency groceries to people in Washtenaw County, MI.
  • The Hope Buss has hosted grocery store runs, health fairs, free farmer's markets, and school supplies giveaways in Louisville, KY.
  • City Harvest is New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the more than 1.5 million New Yorkers.
  • Hour Children is a leading provider of services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in New York State, including a community food pantry.
  • The Food Bank of South Jersey has distributed over 150 million pounds of food, served more than one million meals, and provided tens of thousands of food boxes in South Jersey.
  • So Others Might Eat is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital.

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