Food insecurity is widespread
Even if you've never faced food insecurity, chances are high that you know someone who has. Learn more about food insecurity and how you can help make a difference in your own community.
Learn more about how to support your local community
While many in-person opportunities have been limited due to Covid-19, there are still many ways to get involved with food security in your community. From donating time or money to helping divert fresh food from landfills, you can find an option that suits your own situation and local community guidelines. Below are some suggestions to get you started.

Growers and farmers can donate extra food. Find out more about how and where to do this here: https://ampleharvest.org/food-growers/

Contribute food to your local community “freedges” or food pantries where they exist, or consider starting one of your own.

Consider volunteering at a local food bank, pantry, or school-related program, where covid restrictions allow. Feeding America and No Kid Hungry are national organizations that can help you find local opportunities.

According to the USDA, food waste is estimated at between 30-40 percent of the food supply in the US, and according to the EPA, food is the largest category of material placed in municipal landfills, where it emits methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Helping to divert food from landfills not only benefits people experiencing food insecurity but can also benefit the environment. Visit Sustainable America's food rescue locator to get involved with a food rescue location near you.

Join veteran led organization the Mission Continues in its Operation Nourish program, mobilizing its volunteer force in service of food insecurity

Deliver food to pantries and/or directly to impacted individuals. For example you can volunteer to deliver meals to seniors through Meals on Wheels.