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Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer global movement that protests poverty and war in the most delicious way – by serving free vegan food that would otherwise be thrown away by grocery stores.
The group is committed to serving only meat-free meals, and works on the basis that food is a right, “not a privilege.” Explaining its name, Food Not Bombs is also dedicated to nonviolence.
Furthermore, in a bid to fight waste, each Food Not Bombs chapter sources surplus food from grocery stores, bakeries, and markets and prepares community meals which are then served, free of charge, to anyone who is hungry. Its meals are sustainably sourced, nutritious, and served with kindness.
Through services such as meal shares, food demos, clothing drives, and mentorship, we work in areas all around the country to help make veganism accessible to communities in need. We provide networks of support and build strong empowered communities within the areas that we serve.
Through our regularly scheduled meal shares, we provide vegan food to anyone in need of a warm meal. In addition to chili, we now offer a wide range of vegan meal options to best cater to our communities needs.
Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
By making informed choices, we can prevent injustices against animals, people, and the environment. We also work to discourage negligent corporations from pushing unhealthy foods into low-income areas and empower people to make healthier choices by growing their own fruits and vegetables. In all of our work, Food Empowerment Project seeks specifically to empower those with the fewest resources.
Provide free education and guidance about veganism in Puerto Rico and to the worldwide Spanish speaking community
Casa Vegana de la Comunidad grew out of the food relief efforts of Chilis on Wheels and its founder Michelle Carrera, in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. With the help of Cindy Negrón, and her Veganízalo project, they prepared and served vegan meals in nursing homes, orphanages, domestic violence shelters and to communities that had been left without essential service after the hurricane hit.
Michelle envisioned a community house that would serve as a center for storing, cooking, packaging, meals and donations. In addition, a place where people could attend workshops on veganism and sustainability at no cost. From there, the Casa Vegana de la Comunidad project took shape, with its community headquarters in the city of San Juan. The organization officially opened its doors on March 17, 2018 with a screening of the documentary Cowspiracy.
Plenty Food Netherlands Foundation consists of 100% volunteers. Efficiency is very important to us. That is one of the reasons why we only offer plant development aid. And in this we are unique in the Netherlands.
Vegetable food aid is 5 to 10 times more efficient than animal food aid.
Worldwide there are more than 800 million people who do not have enough food. This is in stark contrast to the increasing meat consumption of the Western world. For every kilo of meat, an average of 7 kilos of vegetable food (including grain, corn and soy) is used. So this is food that could have been eaten directly by humans. That is why Plenty Food never collects money for cows or pigs, but only for more efficient vegetable projects that can feed more mouths.
From the same amount of land 1 person can eat animal products, or 5 to 10 people can eat vegetable food.
Plant-Based Advocates is a grassroots group that is working to mitigate climate change by reducing the traditional reliance on meat and dairy. We're taking action in the community by doing things like helping restaurants increase their plant-based options, and sharing plant-based meals with homeless people. This is our way of sharing the benefits of plant-based eating and giving back to the community during these unprecedented times.
Our professional chefs and nutrition teams prepare tasty, medically tailored meals from scratch. Incorporating a wide array of culinary traditions and cultures, they create meals that feature fresh, high-quality ingredients–including vegetables and herbs from our own garden and local community farms.
Created in 1985 by the comedian Coluche to help feed people in difficulty. A televised concert event is held annually and each DVD sale provides 17 meals. Last year 70,000 volunteers provided 1,200,000 meals, which is a seventeen fold increase since its creation.
50% of the people in need are under 25 years old. This shows a massive increase of our youth in difficult circumstances. There are 2,000 centres across France. Because the disadvantaged are often isolated, a new form of mobile centre has been introduced to be able to get closer to the people and places with the biggest need.
The Resto du Coeur offers a welcoming and friendly space aimed at meeting the food needs of people in precarious situations and/or extreme poverty. It strives to identify all social problems and find appropriate remedies.
The action taken is, as far as possible, preventive in nature: it aims to avoid the aggravation of the social degradation from which users suffer. It affects both the social contexts that generate poverty and the victims of it.
Inspiring and Empowering Everyone to Fight Food Waste Together.
Food waste is a big problem, and we can be a solution. Too Good To Go is the app that lets you rescue unsold food from an untimely fate at your favourite spots.
We're able to help support food banks with food deliveries and non-food item such as toiletries. Addtionally we've previously supplied cardboard boxes, disposable gloves and face masks. We aim to help local organisations address the immediate and critical needs created by food insecurity.
NOSH Food Rescue NPC (NOSH) aims to reduce food insecurity, by diverting, repurposing, and redistributing prepared and perishable surplus food that is still wholesome and nutritious. NOSH has provided over 6.5 million meals to soup kitchens and feeding schemes over the past 5 years.
Kind Pantry offers plant based foods to low income people in our community. Our volunteer food outreach is a labor of love and respect for people, animals and our environment. When we say we care about people, then naturally we want the best for them. At Kind Pantry we like to offer foods that are nutritious and will benefit people’s health without contributing to the unnecessary and cruel animal abuse inflicted upon land and sea animals in today’s food industry. Healthful kind food can be obtained without harming other living beings.
📌 USA, Pensylvania, Eire
As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Our vision is to provide industry-leading food relief to those in need while feeding them spiritually.
The Coalition Against Hunger strives to build a community where people have the food they need to lead healthy lives.
For over 20yrs the Coalition has been a leader in GTR Philadelphia's anti-hunger fight, connecting people to the food they need to live healthy lives.
When you become a Lion, you become part of a global network of volunteers working together to make a difference. While each Lions club has its own service focus, there are five global causes of particular interest around the world. Hunger and food security is a key part of the Lions' work.
WE STARTED TORONTO VEGETARIAN FOOD BANK TO SHOW THAT YOU CAN HELP PEOPLE WITHOUT HURTING ANIMALS AND BECAUSE WE WANTED THE FOOD BANK SYSTEM TO REFLECT THE CITY’S DIVERSITY. FOOD BANKS EXIST BECAUSE COMMUNITY MEMBERS STRUGGLE WITH DEEP POVERTY AND FOOD INSECURITY AS A RESULT OF INADEQUATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS AND WE DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE TO COMPROMISE THEIR HEALTH, OR THEIR ETHICS, WHEN THEY ARE ALREADY IN SUCH A VULNERABLE POSITION.
For more than 30 years, the Food Banks of Quebec network has supported and represented throughout Quebece. Serving more than 500,000 hungry people every month. The network model makes it possible to recover foodstuffs throughout the food chain and redirect them. This unique structure promotes the recovery of foodstuffs and the reduction of environmental impact. The Food Banks of Quebec thus ensure the equitable sharing of food and financial donations across Quebec, make sure to pool resources, expertise and information so that its members can respond more effectively to Quebecers. vulnerable people in vulnerable situations.
Food Banks are a relatively new to Africa and are rapidly increasing in numbers as Africans are taking control of their Food Security. Main challenges include a lack of funding and complex bureaucracy. Local community led initiatives are coming together to coordinate and organise logistically how to optimise and redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste.
Worldwide there are over 800 million people suffering from hunger. Around one third are to be found across Africa. Food is a basic human right and essential for child development and the overall well being and productivity.
We are dedicated to caring for all lives, human and non-human. Through vegan advocacy and local programs such as child welfare initiatives, teenage counselling, the education and empowerment of women, schooling for children, and plant-based food distribution, we help and support orphans and other children, young people and single-mothers.
We are a vegan foundation dedicated to an ethics of care for both human and non-human lives in Uganda. Through local programs such as child welfare initiatives, teenage counseling, women empowerment, early education for children and women, and plant-based food distribution, we foster impoverished orphans, children, youth, and single-mothers. Each of our programs also encourages participants to make choices informed by compassion for non-human animals. By raising awareness of the intersections between human health and planetary health, between human and non-human animals, our volunteers work directly with locals to enable them not only to realize the immediate goals of the foundation but also, in part, the long-term vision of a vegan world shared by Dash and numerous other visionaries. 🌱✊🏿🌿🐇🐓🐑🐐🐄
We are a non-profit organization specialized in fighting hunger and food waste through technology, diversity and innovation.
We create effective programs addressing hunger issues by creating partnerships with those who care about the underprivileged and hungry people in Ghana and sub Saharan Africa
Lagos Food Bank Initiative is a non-profit, private-driven initiative committed to fighting malnutrition and hunger, through targeted programs that seeks to improve the nutrition/food intake of pregnant women and their infants; students in public primary and secondary schools and the youths in the underserved communities. Our work also focus on reducing food waste and organizing entrepreneurship training and job placement programs that help our beneficiaries become more self-reliant. Our food banking network across Lagos State caters for the immediate and long term needs of vulnerable communities.
Since 2015 we have served up to 160 rural and under-served communities in Lagos State and over 2,000,000 beneficiaries, especially, children between the ages of 0-16 years, the youths and vulnerable women in the rural communities have been impacted.
We currently, have over 14,000 registered volunteers on our database helping us with our works across Lagos and its environs.
Established with the passion to break the Cycle of hunger in poor communities across Africa.
By taking hunger off the table, we enable families to focus on other priorities, like education, growth and security. We enable communities to face their challenges with confidence. Today and in the long term, providing nutritious food is an investment in health and hope for our neighbors and our community.
Feeding the hungry by engaging our communities and food value chain actors in the fight to eradicate malnourishment.
No Hunger Food Bank is a non-profit, nutrition focused system which is committed to fighting and eradicating hunger, providing assistance for malnourished children, less privileged, nursing mothers and pregnant women reducing food waste, and solving the problem of malnutrition through targeted programmes that seek to improve the nutrition/food intake of the less privilege and vulnerable.
Established in 2009 to address widespread hunger in South Africa, FoodForward SA connects a world of excess to a world of need by recovering quality edible surplus food from the consumer goods supply chain and distributing it to community organisations that serve the poor. More than 80% of the food recovered is nutritious food. During the 2021/2022 financial year, we distributed 48 million meals and reached 875,725 people daily through a network of 2,225 beneficiary organisations, across South Africa. We achieved this at a cost per meal of only R0,68, due to the tremendous support from our donors, partners and volunteers.
📌 South Africa
Serves the needs of the most vulnerable communities in Myanmar particularly children, extreme poor families and rural communities. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help and donations for all of our projects.
Food for all isn’t just about ending hunger; it’s about equal opportunities and a better future.
As an NGO, our values are deeply rooted into Indian traditions. Annamrita is a Sanskrit word that translates to Anna, “Food” and Amrita, “Nectar”; Food as pure as nectar.
Founded in 2004, Annamrita Foundation has always believed that the intake of food not only sustains a person, it also paves a way for a healthy future. We strive to deliver nutritious meals to people who need it the most.
We work directly with central and state Govt. entities to blend excellence into our food donation program. From serving mid-day meals as lunch to school going children, and serving meals to the frontline workers and the underprivileged, our food relief programs have a far reaching impact on the society at large.
Oasis Food Bank is one of the core brands of public welfare services under the Shanghai Oasis Public Welfare Development Center. By collecting food that is about to be wasted from production and distribution channels, it builds a bridge between food waste and food insufficiency, reduces environmental problems caused by food waste, and provides food supplements for low-income vulnerable families in the community. At the same time, Oasis Food Bank has established a controllable standard system: alliance member authorization system, food data management system, explored and practiced the first and only set of operation and management methods in China.
At some point each year, 3.6 million Australians are in crisis, dealing with the anguish and despair of not knowing where their next meal is coming from for themselves and their families.
It’s hard to believe this is happening in the ‘lucky country’. It’s a predicament largely hidden by stigma and shame, but the reality is we’re all likely to know someone who is affected. It’s not just people on the street, it's people in our street.
Foodbank restores hope to people who are struggling by rescuing and sourcing food and groceries from farmers, manufacturers and retailers and distributing them to frontline charities around the country to pass on to those in need.
Foodbank is the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia with the scale and capacity to address our country’s hunger crisis. In spite of our best efforts, however, over 65,000 people are still being turned away from charities empty handed every month due to lack of food.
Even though you may not realise it, Food waste is a major issue in New Zealand.
New Zealanders throw away 122,547 tonnes of food a year. That is equivalent to 213 jumbo jets of food that has to go somewhere to rot, instead of being eaten.
On average that's a weight equivalent to 8 sacks of potatoes per family each year!
New Zealand produces enough food to feed 20 million people, yet every day tonnes are thrown out, and most of it is perfectly edible. Food is so often the starting point for social agencies working with their clients to break the cycle of need.
The fresh, high quality food we at Foodbank Canterbury provide offers more nutrition than the usual canned and dry goods, filling a gap for so many who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.
We redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals. We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.
Our Cost of Living Crisis Appeal
Over 90% of our charities say demand for support has skyrocketed this year. They are worried they cannot meet demand. Help us to get surplus food where it is needed.
📌 United Kingdom
The Bulgarian Food Bank ensures the transformation of surplus and suitable food into a resource for various social programs for nutritional assistance to people in need.
The Bulgarian Food Bank Foundation is the first food bank operator registered in the country and is a reliable partner of food industry companies in their efforts to reduce food waste.
Every week, the food provided by the Bulgarian Food Bank for various programs reaches more than 8,000 people, and annually the food provided by the foundation supports more than 20,000 people.
The Bolivian Food Bank is the first food bank in the country, a volunteer-based institution that is dedicated to recovering food from companies, markets and farmers for its subsequent redistribution to organizations that serve vulnerable populations, avoiding any waste or misuse.
In 2011, nearly 300,000 Costa Ricans lacked the necessary income to consume basic foods on a daily basis. Faced with this reality, the Business Alliance for Development and Walmart de México y Centroamérica, take the initiative to create together with GRUMA, Florida Bebidas, Grupo Mutual, Dos Pinos, DIPO SA, Punto Rojo, Unilever and CAC Porter Novelli the first bank of alimentos del país Thus, on March 21, 2012, the most important project to fight hunger in the country, the Food Bank of Costa Rica, was born in Pavas, San José, as an initiative of a private company.
📌 Costa Rica
Food For Life projects span the globe. While they each focus on local aims and objectives unique to every project, they are all driven by the same core principles:
Welfare: Provide pure plant-based meals to anyone who is disadvantaged, malnourished, a victim of disaster.
Hospitality: Revive the ancient Vedic culture of spiritual hospitality, teaching through example that spiritual equality exists among all beings.
Non-Violence: Reduce the number of animals slaughtered for food by giving as many people as possible the higher taste of “karma-free” plant-based meals.
Health: Teach the value of plant-based meals for improving the health of body and mind.
Education: Educate others on the art and science of food yoga as an integral part of consciousness development.
Animal Advocacy: Support animal rescue projects as a powerful way to demonstrate the equality of all life through direct experience.
Working for a sustainable world and secure #FutureofFood for all. Our actions are our future.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With 195 members - 194 countries and the European Union, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.