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Fullgreen Charity Food Program

Our food program has brought us into contact with some amazing charities fighting to end hunger. Find out more about them and why we are committed to supporting their efforts to find a long term solution to food insecurity.

Working towards a fairer, healthier, well-nourished world

Access to healthy food is, in our minds, a basic human right. But sadly the opposite is true for many people who face daily household food insecurity. Getting a meal on the table is a challenge itself (let alone worrying about the nutritional content of that meal).

Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but shockingly, more than 690 million people still go hungry. And world hunger is on the rise, affecting 8.9 percent of people globally with 60 million more undernourished people now than there was in 2014.*

You might assume these stats are related to developing countries (and you’d be right). But malnutrition is on the rise in the western world too, with an estimated 50 million Americans in the USA predicted to have experienced food insecurity this year (compared with 35 million pre-pandemic).

In the UK, the Food Standards Agency reported that the pandemic had a catastrophic effect on the nutritional health of the poorest families, with as many as one in 10 forced to use food banks, and millions skipping meals or going hungry.

It’s a worrying scenario with no simple and speedy resolutions it seems. But on a positive note, there are amazing charities out there fighting fiercely against food poverty, some of which we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last two years since launching our ‘Fullgreen For All’ program.

These charities are committed and passionate about sourcing food for families in need. But their mission is so much more than putting food on the table. It’s about getting to the root cause of hunger and working collectively to implement systems that create real, tangible change.

We’ve been proud to work with the following charities and food banks over the last two years and will continue to provide stock of our Riced veggies and plant based meals to help those in need get the nutrition they so deserve.

Check out the links below to find out more, lend your support and get involved in the collective plight against food poverty.

Feeding America

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Working with individuals, charities, businesses and government, they implement positive programmes that get nourishing food to people in need.

Find out more: https://www.feedingamerica.org/

Fareshare

The UK’s longest running food redistribution charity was born out of the belief that no good food should go to waste, especially when people are going hungry. They work with food suppliers and a network of frontline charities to get surplus food onto the plates of those that need it.

Find out more: https://fareshare.org.uk/

Greater Chicago Food Depository

This bustling food depository in Chicago is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to members of the community. The hub of a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs, they provide food where it is most needed whilst addressing the root causes of hunger.

Find out more: https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/

Houston Food Bank

Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank (with a network of 1,500 community partners) serves 1.1 million food insecure people across 18 Southeast Texas counties with nutritious meals. They also provide programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance.

Find out more: https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/

Food Bank for New York City

Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in the five boroughs for over 36 years. The city’s largest hunger-relief organization, we aim to support and empower low-income New Yorkers to overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

Find out more: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/

City Harvest

Working with restaurants, grocers, manufacturers, wholesalers, hotels and caterers, City Harvest collect surplus food in a sustainable way – serving thousands of healthy meals each week to those in need. To date they have served over 14 million meals and offset over 23,000 tons of greenhouse gases with food diverted away from landfill.

Find out more: https://www.cityharvest.org.uk/

* Action Against Hunger International Nutrition Security Policy

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