See below to see the 6 hunger relief organizations you can select from.
At ¡Yappah! Foods, we’re passionate about giving back to help alleviate hunger because food waste is one of the leading causes of hunger worldwide
Why we like them: This organization is awesome, we met them out in NYC at the Food Loves Tech Expo and fell in love with their mission and innovative approach to fighting hunger. They fight food waste AND hunger by picking up unused, excess food from restaurants, farms, and other food purveyors to repurpose it into delicious and nutritious meals for under-served New Yorkers.
Why we like them: We believe every person has intrinsic value and that everyone deserves a second chance. Inspiration Kitchen uses food as a vehicle to improve lives of people who tend to be forgotten - homeless and ex-convicts. Inspiration Kitchen’s culinary program gives these Chicagoans the skills and training to build a career in the culinary industry.
Why we like them: Poverty is complex and typically needs to be addressed from multiple angles to create a sustainable solution. We are fond of Food for the Hungry because of their holistic approach to fighting hunger and poverty. Food for the Hungry serves in over 20 countries across the globe and has programs which address physical, spiritual and relational needs of vulnerable people.
Why we like them: We are from Chicago and love supporting organizations in our backyard that fight hunger. GCFD is a Chicago-based food bank with a broad range of programs that support children, elderly, veterans and provide job training for the homeless.
Why we like them: Hunger is a complex issue facing our country and we want to raise awareness about it. In the U.S. alone 1 in 8 people and 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger. We like Feeding America because of their scale. It has 200 food banks that serve most areas of the United States.
Right now, the world produces enough food to nourish every man, woman and child but over 1/3rd of that food is never used. Which means that if Yappah Foods is about helping fight food waste then we’re also about helping fight hunger.
The organizations we admire each have an innovative and unique approach to alleviating hunger and poverty; one turns rescued, excess food from restaurants and grocery stores into delicious meals; another spearheads policy change on issues impacting poor and hungry people; and yet another works in 20 countries around the world to combat food insecurity. We’re curious to know which of these hunger relief organizations you like!