Over 40 million Americans struggle with hunger. Yet 72 billion pounds of safe, edible food are wasted each year. Feeding America collects food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to its network of 200 food banks nationwide. The organization is committed to a future where every household has food security.
One emergency can make hunger part of a family’s everyday reality. Feeding America is leading the effort to end hunger in America by securing and distributing large donations of food in all 50 states.
Cisco has worked with Feeding America since 2009 on several major technology initiatives. These projects facilitate more effective coordination with partners, help more families, and streamline operating costs.
US$353,000 saved in first year of using online food distribution system
2.8 million meals provided with savings from online food distribution system
4 billion meals provided annually by Feeding America network
“What I love about the power of combining people with a technology solution is you can drive exponential results and make a real difference in the lives of so many people.”Bill Thomas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Feeding America