Promoting Your Food Drive – Share The Facts!

June 29, 2016 | 9:54 am | Written by

How do you get your town to break out of their bubble and realize that food insecurity is real problem all across the United States? Share the knowledge, of course!

When you are posting online about your food drive, mention how many people in your area are food insecure, including the number of adults and children. Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap allows you to sort the statistics by state, county, and congressional district.

What does your local food bank need the most right now? Do they desperately need more cans of tomato sauce or are they looking for bottled beverages for the hot summer days? Give them a call and get the details so your food drive can truly make a difference in your community!

Don’t forget to check out our Visualize Hunger page and share some of these graphics to highlight the scope of the problem. And be sure to utilize our extensive collection of hunger resources for even more information.

Helping others understand the big picture will go a long way towards making your food drive a success!

About Move For Hunger

More than 41 million Americans, including 1 in 6 children, struggle with food insecurity each day. Hunger exists in every state, county, and congressional district in the United States.

Move For Hunger has collected nearly 9 million pounds of food thanks, in large part, to ordinary people like you who recognized the urgency of the problem and decided to take action. We need your support to continue providing meals for our neighbors in need.

We have delivered more than

14,460,092
pounds

of food to food banks across United States & Canada.

These food donations account for more than

12,050,077
meals

for people in need.