America's Second Harvest

America's Second Harvest is the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. Through a network of over 200 food banks and food-rescue programs, they provide emergency food assistance to more than 23 million hungry Americans each year, eight million of whom are children. Last year, America's Second Harvest distributed 1.7 billion pounds of food to needy Americans, serving all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Their goal is to end hunger in America.

America's Second Harvest solicits donated food and grocery products from the nation's food and grocery industry and distributes it to hungry people across America.

Growers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers all support America's Second Harvest through their generous donations. These donations consist primarily of surplus food that might otherwise go to waste were it not for the effective distribution channel provided by the America's Second Harvest network.

For more information, or to contact America's Second Harvest, see their website at:

» Recent News

On Hunger Awareness Day, New Blueprint to End Hunger Details Policies and Actions to Solve Problem Affecting 34 Million People
03 Jun 04 | On this annual National Hunger Awareness Day, 13 organizations that comprise the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) unveiled a new "Blueprint to End Hunger in America."

5 Million Pounds of Food Donated Through National Employee Volunteer Project
02 Jun 04 | In conjunction with National Hunger Awareness Day, June 3, Federated announces its seventh annual Partners in Time "Bag Hunger" national food drive, benefiting many affiliates of America's Second Harvest, the largest domestic hunger-relief charity.

America's Second Harvest's 'One Big Table' Reaches Across the Nation for Hunger Awareness Day
02 Jun 04 | Communities across the nation will join together as the America's Second Harvest network recognizes National Hunger Awareness Day June 3, 2004, by hosting One Big Table events.

Del Monte Foods Partners with America's Second Harvest to Fight Child Hunger in Recognition of National Hunger Day
02 Jun 04 | Del Monte Foods joins forces with America's Second Harvest, the largest domestic hunger-relief charity in the United States, in recognition of National Hunger Awareness Day on June 3, 2004.

Farm Bureau, America's Second Harvest: Don't Blame Obesity on Ag
02 Jun 04 | Leaders from the nation's leading agriculture and hunger-relief organizations joined today to counter recent attacks accusing U.S. agriculture of being one of the culprits behind obesity in the United States.

America's Second Harvest Works with National Guard's Family Assistance Centers
27 May 04 | As our country prepares to celebrate this Memorial Day, America's Second Harvest today announced a new collaborative effort with the National Guard to make sure that the families of active National Guard units have one less thing to worry about.

Taste of the NFL Celebrates Record-Setting Year for Fund Raising
08 May 04 | Taste of the NFL today proudly announced that the 13th annual event held this past January raised a record $820,000 to fight hunger. Including the success of this year's event, TNFL has raised more than $5 million dollars for hunger since 1992.

America’s Second Harvest Receives Funds From Hasbro Children’s Foundation for Backpack Program
04 May 04 | America's Second Harvest is accepting grant applications to pilot up to eight new rural backpack pilot programs, which enable them to provide children with nutritious and easy to prepare food on the weekend when school lunches are not available.

America's Second Harvest Names New Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
03 May 04 | America's Second Harvest, the nation's leading hunger relief organization, announced the promotion of current Director of Tax Policy and Washington Counsel, Janine Jones, to the position of Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances.

Hunger Awareness Day Leaders Plan Strategy
24 Feb 04 | Planning for the third annual National Hunger Awareness Day on June 3, 2004 is underway. As the scope and breadth of the hunger-relief movement has grown, the need for a national planning structure became increasingly important.

Farm Bureau: Members Raise $80,000 for America's Hungry
23 Feb 04 | The farm and ranch families of Farm Bureau last year raised $80,000 and donated 718,000 pounds of food to hungry Americans during the inaugural year of the "Harvest for All" program.

SBLI Mutual Life Insurance Honors America's Second Harvest
02 Feb 04 | SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. presented its 2004 Community Service Award and raised more than $100,000 to benefit America's largest hunger organization, America's Second Harvest, at its fourth annual Recognition Gala on January 31st.

America's Second Harvest Strengthens Leadership Team
27 Jan 04 | America's Second Harvest today announced the appointment of a senior food industry, communications and public policy executive, Ertharin Cousin, to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.

US Mayors' New Report Consistent with Increased Hunger Seen by America’s Second Harvest
18 Dec 03 | The U.S. Conference of Mayors today released their annual survey of hunger and homelessness in America's cities. As the overall economy remained weak, requests for emergency food assistance increased by an average of 17 percent over the past year.

C&S Donates Thousands of Turkeys to Feed Hungry During Holidays
09 Dec 03 | C&S Wholesale Grocers announced that it donated over 2,700 turkeys to regional food banks this holiday season. The donation will make possible over 43,000 turkey dinners for individuals in states from Maine to California.

New Research Demonstrates Impact of Kids Cafe Program
24 Nov 03 | New research from the Center on Hunger and Poverty evaluating the impact of the Kids Cafe program, shows that the program not only fights child hunger by providing free meals to youth, but it also serves as a critical support system for families.

America's Second Harvest Accepts 15 Million pounds of USDA Surplus Non-fat Dried Milk
18 Nov 03 | America's Second Harvest announced today it has begun receiving donations of up to 15 million pounds of either fortified instant non-fat dried milk that can be reconstituted for drinking or non-fortified product suitable for baking.

Too Many Americans are Thankful For Food
12 Nov 03 | While most people celebrate this shopping season, new government data shows that 35 million Americans are 'food insecure', up from 33 million the year before. Two million more Americans are wondering if they will be able to afford groceries.

35 Million Americans Don't Know Where Their Next Meal is Coming From
12 Nov 03 | As the holiday season approaches, America's Second Harvest food banks and food-rescue programs are seeing last year's donors and volunteers becoming this year's clients. New government data shows that 35 million Americans are 'food insecure'.

Hunger-Relief Efforts Would Grow With New Tax-Relief Law
28 Oct 03 | Congress can provide important hunger-relief assistance by enacting the CARE Act of 2003. If enacted, the law would create incentives to allow all farmers and ranchers to deduct the costs and value of food donated to hunger-relief charities.

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