ONE MILLION MEALS
JOIN US IN HELPING TO ELIMINATE HUNGER.
Our Million Meals challenge aims to provide 1 million meals Over The Next 5 Years to families struggling with hunger across the United States.
ONE MEAL AT A TIME
Every $1 we earn from our cookbook and food bank sales helps provide at least 10 meals for families facing hunger throughout America. We have already committed a lead gift to kickstart our one Million Meals challenge. This amount, along with matching funds generated from the sale of our products and services, can be used to double the impact of eradicating hunger. Additionally, throughout the year, we donate from our Food Bank food and groceries to needy soup kitchens and shelters.
As low as $1 can provide at least 10 meals to hungry families.
of U.S. counties have food insecurity
million children in the United States are food insecure
million people turned to food programs in 2023
million people in the United States are food insecure
THE RISING NEED FOR FOOD BANKS
We know that hunger doesn’t discriminate. Across every ethnicity and community in the United States, there are neighbors in need. Factors like underemployment, rising costs of living, unmanageable healthcare bills, and other challenges can contribute to a person or family facing empty cupboards. Those in tough financial situations may be forced to choose between buying food and affording basic items like rent, electricity or paying for medical bills.
Recent world events have exacerbated the problem. Unemployment and underemployment are at all-time highs and economic uncertainty is rampant, especially in lower socioeconomic classes. It’s estimated that more than 50 million additional people could experience hunger directly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We compile feedback from shelters and soup kitchens, and the results can be startling. Throughout the pandemic, soup kitchens have seen an average increase in demand of over 55% compared to before the pandemic.
WHAT WE DO
The pandemic has undeniably increased the number of people seeking help from organizations like ours. But there’s no one set cause of hunger in America, so the task to provide hunger relief to millions of people can be difficult. We take a comprehensive approach. The first step is providing access to nutritious food through the work of our Food Bank and meal program. We doesn’t just provide food to people in need. Our organization also supports programs that prevent food waste and educates the public about proper nutrition.
HELP SUPPORT THE CHALLENGE
The Million Meals Challenge aims to provide 1 million meals over the next 5 years to families struggling with hunger in the United States. Marc and Tipstor® have committed a lead gift to kickstart this challenge. Help make a difference by purchasing from our Tipstor® Cookbook catalog and/or shopping for kitchen and cooking supplies in our Tipstor® discount Food Bank.