America’s Second Harvest changed it’s name to Feeding America. This new name best conveys the mission—providing food to Americans living with hunger—and will be supported through expansive public outreach campaigns that will raise awareness of domestic hunger and our work.
This network is nation wide and is a great way to get involved in the community! In our area (Charlotte, NC) the network is called Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) http://www.secondharvestcharlotte.org/Home/index.cfm and the goal is to make strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. They serve 14 counties in North Carolina. SHFBM has been in existence since 1981 and provides food for over 600 partner agencies--from soup kitchens to low income day care centers.
You can help by giving a financial donation. This is the best way to help because every $1.00 contributed provides 6 pounds of food. You can also donate food or host a food drive, every pound supplied is the equivalent of 1.25 meals for a hungry neighbor.
This is a great "Cause" to give to when hosting a "Cookies For A Cause" event. How exciting to know that every dollar raised will provide 6 pounds of food to people who are hungry!
If you are outside of Charlotte, you can look for the closest network by visiting http://secondharvest.volunteermatch.org/