Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope!


Advocate_FoodBankRGVFind out more about current hunger and food insecurity statistics and find out what you can do to help the Food Bank RGV feed the hungry here at home.  Use the menu on the left to find out about news and call to actions.

Use the links below to find out more about other organizations in the fight to end hunger!

For more information, contact: Omar I. Rodriguez, Manager of Communications & Advocacy, omarir@foodbankrgv.com

September is Hunger Action Month!

Check back here later for the calendar. It will be posted as it becomes available.

Feeding America
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Through a network of over 200 food banks and food-rescue programs, we distribute food to 26 million hungry Americans each year, eight million of whom are children.

Bread for the World 
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizens movement seeking justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decision makers.

Center for Community Change 
A national helping low-income people build powerful, effective organizations through which they can change their communities and public policies for the better.

Center for Law and Social Policy 
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1968, conducts research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and advocacy on issues related to economic security for low-income families with children.

Center for Nonprofit Management 
The Center for Nonprofit Management fosters healthy neighborhoods and communities by improving the performance of nonprofit organizations addressing critical issues and serving underserved populations.

Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion was created in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, December 1, 1994, and is the focal point within USDA where scientific research is linked with the nutritional needs of the American public.

Center on Hunger and Poverty-Brandeis University
The Center on Hunger and Poverty promotes policies that improve the lives and developmental capacities of low-income children and families in the nation.

Center on Public Policy Priorities
A non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization committed to improving public policies and private practices that influence the economic and social prospects and conditions of individuals, families, and communities.

Children’s Defense Fund 
To Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Community Food Security Coalition 
A national coalition of over 600 organizations and individuals focusing on food and agriculture issues and bringing about lasting social change by promoting community-based solutions to hunger, poor nutrition, and the globalization of the food system.

Congressional Hunger Center
To ensure that issues of domestic and international hunger remain at the forefront of national debate.

Economic Policy Institute 
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

Food First 
A member-supported, nonprofit ‘peoples’ think tank and education-for-action center. Highlights root causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around the world, with a commitment to establishing food as a fundamental human right.

Food Research and Action Center 
A leading national organization working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Habitat for Humanity 
Habitat for Humanity International brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent affordable housing.

Public Policy-Take Action! 
America’s Second Harvest Public Policy & Research Department advocates on behalf of our network and the needy people it serves.

Share Our Strength 
Share Our Strength is one of the nation’s leading anti-hunger, anti-poverty organizations.

The Hunger Site
From their site, click everyday to end Hunger worldwide.

The Medicine Program 
The Medicine Program’s function, in cooperation with the physician, is to assist patients who may qualify to enroll in one or more of the many patient assistance programs now available. These programs provide prescription medicine free-of-charge to individuals in need, regardless of age, if they meet the sponsor’s criteria.

Urban Institute 
A nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.

USDA Food and Nutrition Services 
Reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and needy families access to food in a manner supporting American agriculture.

Welfare Information Network 
A Clearinghouse for Information, Policy Analysis & Technical Assistance on Welfare Reform.

World Hunger Year 
WHY is convinced that solutions to hunger and poverty can be found at the grassroots level.