Every day The Salvation Army helps cure hunger by providing nutritious meals to neighbors in need.
Each night in the United States, 17.4 million families go to bed hungry.
An additional 6.9 million families live on the verge of food insecurity. That means they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.
By supplying free fresh produce, canned goods, and healthy frozen items, our food pantries provide valuable meal supplementation while helping those in need maintain their independence and dignity. These food pantries are especially crucial in “food deserts,” where entire communities experience food insecurity due to lack of grocery store access.
See how the Hobbs Corps Community Center Food Pantry helps low-income and temporarily disadvantaged clients escape food insecurity.
From sit-down programs that provide nutritious hot meals and valuable human interaction, to mobile meals delivering sustenance to those who cannot reach a food distribution center, to feeding programs across our hundreds of shelters and residential facilities, we help the most vulnerable members of society escape the daily burdens of food insecurity.
See how an Illinois Salvation Army afternoon meal program helps combat children’s hunger – and how a California Corps regularly feeds more than 150 seniors experiencing food insecurity.
Each Salvation Army community garden provides a no-cost, renewable source of produce as well as vital work
structure for those involved in the cultivation and care of the food. These sustainable programs present a viable long-term solution to
chronic food insecurity while offering educational opportunities for children and adults alike.
See how an Arizona Salvation Army has partnered with Lowe’s to create a
sensory garden program teaching kids about the importance of agriculture
Someone with food insecurity experiences a disruption of their food intake or eating patterns because of a lack of money and other resources. According to a 2017 study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), households with very low food security reported the following conditions in the annual food security survey:
Families Face the Greatest Threat
In providing its hunger relief programs and services, The Salvation Army is committed to accommodating all those in need without unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic in accordance with our capacity to help.
Salvation Army programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center by using the location search.