Feeding America Thesis

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Human survival is based on everyone’s four basic needs; air, water, food, and shelter. Unfortunately, the need for food has been overlooked and what most people are not aware of is that there are millions of children and adults that do not receive the food that they need every day. The non-profit organization “Feeding America” has helped eliminate hunger in the United States since 1979. First being called “America’s Second Hand Harvest”, they soon became known as “The Nation’s Food Bank” before finally adopting their current name, “Feeding America”, in 2008. Feeding America helps prevent the nationwide problem of hunger with the assistance of people donating and companies who give grants and to feed more than forty-six million hungry citizens…show more content…
“We feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.” (Feeding America). Because of Feeding America, food banks in the U.S. are able to feed millions of people who can’t provide themselves with food. “Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States” (Charity Navigator) and without food banks or the help of volunteers, Feeding America would not be able to finish their mission. “At feeding America, 98% of all donations raised go directly into programs and services for people in need.” (Feeding America). Part of their mission is to give money to services that give people the necessary food to survive. They are able to do this because of all the support people give and how strongly their volunteers and workers feel about completing their…show more content…
“By 1977, food banks had been established in 18 cities across the country” (Feeding America), this allowed Feeding America to assist people with receiving food in a large amount of cities across the U.S. Just like most nonprofit organizations, Feeding America has changed their name over the years. By “1979 Van Hengel established Second Harvest, which was later called America’s Second Harvest the food bank network” (Feeding America) which lasted for a while but in “2008 America’s second harvest, the nation’s food bank becomes Feeding America.” (Feeding America, Facebook). They changed their name once again to help people understand their true purpose. Over the years they have become more popular and “today Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief-organization-a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country” (Feeding America). Feeding America has gone through important milestones that have helped the organization become what it is today, and they are able to accomplish what they can because of their
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