Consider donating your stimulus check to one of our recommended organizations supporting food security. Though we all need safety and security at this time, the stimulus checks were distributed to people who may not need it as much as others right now.
“Food security means having, at all times, both physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet dietary needs for a productive and healthy life.”
Donate to one of the organizations below and your local Global Shapers Hub will match your donation, up to a certain amount, with a unique approach of matching 1 volunteer hour for every $100 after that. Help us to double your impact. The Hub can match up to $3,000 and will match with volunteer hours above that.
The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.To donate, visit their site
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives. The Coalition connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education; provides resources to a network of food pantries; and educates the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry.To donate, visit their site
Philabundance is the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, serving more than 90,000 people each week in nine counties in PA and Southern NJ. Of those served, 30 percent are children, 16 percent are seniors and adults served include college students, families and the working class. Philabundance rescues, purchases and accepts donated food, and distributed 25 million pounds in 2017 through its own programs and a network of 350 partner agencies; about 70% of the food distributed was rescued. A one dollar donation provides two meals – Give now or learn more at Philabundance.org.To donate, visit their site
Founded more than 30 years ago by refugees, SEAMAAC's journey is a story of America shared by a long tradition & history of many immigrants & refugees who first sought refuge in the United States and eventually became the cornerstones of our nation. SEAMAAC's commitment in serving people regardless of race or national origins has inspired our mission and vision in building a stronger society based on the principles of justice and equity for all. SEAMAAC provides a wide array of direct services and takes an active approach to building community leadership through education, organizing and advocacy. In response to the pandemic and the inequities it magnified in marginalized communities, SEAMAAC stepped up in multiple ways, including hunger relief, providing well over 400,000 meals and boxes of food to date, directly to needy individuals from all backgrounds.To donate, visit their site
Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment. We will reach these goals through relationship building, honoring culture, community education, organizing, activism and advocacy: a People’s Agroecology.To donate, visit their site
Share Food Program leads the fight against food insecurity in the Philadelphia region, by serving an expansive, quality partner network of community-based organizations and school districts engaged in food distribution, education and advocacy.To donate, visit their site
Step Up to the Plate is a program created in response to the extreme crisis of hunger that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, disproportionately affecting our city’s most vulnerable.To donate, visit their site
The state’s single largest nonprofit provider of food resources and meals to older Pennsylvanians and hungry families, working in partnership with state and federal governments and nonprofit organizations.To donate, visit their site
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