Meals and food support
How to give
Blessings in a Backpack: This organization helps feeds school children across the US, and is partnering with districts that have summer feeding programs to extend services while schools are shut down.
ChildFund International: Curbing child hunger by providing cash transfers directly to vulnerable families in the developing world, distributing handwashing stations, soap and educational materials, plus stepping up measures to protect children from violence and helping them continue learning at home.
Convoy of Hope: Delivering meals through partners, churches and community organizations across the US. They have received requests for assistance from more than 40 states.
Food for the Hungry: is working on health and hygiene, leadership development and disaster preparedness and helping vulnerable families with resources such as clean water and soap.
Feeding America: With a network of 200 food banks across the US, this organization is helping food banks support communities impacted by the pandemic.
FoodCorps: Working with school districts to ensure school meal sites can feed students who are out of school as well as their families.
GENYOUth: They are providing grants to schools to supply resources for meal distribution and delivery so students can be fed even when they are not at school during the coronavirus crisis.
INARA: Founded by CNN Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon, INARA is providing hygiene and food packages to Syrian refugee families who have lost their only income and have no savings. They are distributing in Lebanon and Turkey.
Meals on Wheels: Provides home delivery of food to seniors. The organization faces an increased need for volunteers and donations right now as many seniors find themselves more isolate and in need than usual.
Mercy Chefs has partnered with their food distributors to give free grocery meal boxes in more than 15 different locations across the country. The non-profit is also sending recipes, strategies and protocols to volunteers, who will then package and distribute meals in their communities.
Operation Blessing is greatly expanding its distribution of food and supplies, following a surge of almost 40% in demand.
Save the Children: Actresses Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams have teamed up with Save the Children to launch #SAVEWITHSTORIES. The program is providing children in America’s poorest communities with nutritious meals, books and other learning resources during the outbreak closures.
United Way: They are using their Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to stock food banks with essential staples to help feed children who rely on schools for meals.
WhyHunger: Created a Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund to help the food insecure and launched a crowd sourced map to connect individuals with free meal sites, in the U.S. and some communities around the world.
World Central Kitchen: Founder Chef José Andrés is turning the kitchens in some of his restaurants into community kitchens offering free to-go lunches for those in need.
World Food Programme : Providing food aid for more than 11.6 million children who are no longer receiving school supported meals and maintaining supply corridors despite closed borders.
World Vision: Providing children in low-income families and schools with emergency kits of food and cleaning supplies and supporting health care workers on the front lines by distributing protective equipment in the US and abroad.
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