In 2019, some 17.4 million families went to bed hungry each night—and that was before the coronavirus pandemic left millions of American families without stable employment.
Now, it’s estimated more than 54 million people, including 18 million children, may experience food insecurity this year. (Meaning they lack consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to the USDA.)
Can you imagine worrying where your child’s next meal will come from?
$100 = 80 meals
Need can affect anyone.
As the only provider of social services in every U.S. zip code, The Salvation Army uniquely understands that poverty rates alone don’t provide a full picture of need. In fact, 6 out of 10 people who are food insecure—who lack financial resources for food—do not technically live in poverty.
That’s why The Salvation Army serves an average of 156,000 meals every single day across the U.S.—and we’ve been at it since 1865. From community food banks to drive-through food box distributions and home meal deliveries, we meet the need for food. Your gift of $100 will help The Salvation Army provide 80 meals to fight against hunger today.
This year, the need for food is greater than ever—and The Salvation Army is there to serve.
For an out-of-work family at a food pantry.
For a young man far from his family.
For thousands at a drive-through distribution.
Will you join us in the Fight for Good?
Here’s how it works:
Decide to join The Salvation Army in our fight against hunger.
Give $100 to help provide 80 meals to people in need
(that’s less than your average Target run).
Lay your head on the pillow tonight knowing you’re helping 80 people go to bed with a full belly.
Yes, you could keep “do good” on your to-do list.
You could set a resolution to help others this year.
Or, you can decide to choose love today.
Act now to get in the Fight for Good.
Give to fight hunger in your community today.
Our Promise to Donors Like You
The Salvation Army is dedicated to Doing the Most Good, assisting more than 31 million Americans annually with food, shelter, rehabilitation, disaster relief, child protection and more.
By meeting tangible needs, we give the world a lasting display of the love behind our beliefs. Since 1865, we have been working to provide sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable. We stay not just until the job is done, but long afterwards, to ensure that the healing continues. With 82 cents of every dollar dedicated to directly supporting the needs of the community in which it was received, The Salvation Army is committed to stewarding every donation with integrity.
Click here to see our most recent annual report.
“The Salvation Army is reliable, honest, has integrity and does what they say they’re going to do. I’m Italian, so I like to feed people. And I want people to meet Christ. I’ve been around for a while and I know the money is going to a place where it is going to be well spent. People want to see their money invested, and with The Salvation Army you get a good return on your investment.”
“We’re all going through a time of uncertainty and upheaval and we feel it in parts of our life… Having the platform to connect with people and see how people are doing and help in a little way feels good.”
“I really appreciate the help… I’m okay. I’m like, ‘I’m okay, everything’s gonna be okay…’”
“We’re not just a random agency or a nonprofit that gives away food, but we’re a lot more than that. We want them to feel as family. We want them to know that they have someone they can count on. They can come and talk to us. We’re here to help.”
An international movement, The Salvation Army is an evangelical arm of the universal Christian Church. Our message is based on the Bible, and our ministry is motivated by the love of God. We preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
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