Impact Partner: Feeding America

Karma Wallet makes it easy to support nonprofits like Feeding America. Through our Karma Wallet Card,, every time you dine out or order food delivery, we automatically donate a meal to someone in need through Feeding America.

January 24, 2024


The mission of Karma Wallet is simple: create positive change and empower our community to do the same. And our impact partner Feeding America helps us do just that. Through the Karma Wallet Card, we donate 1 meal to individuals in need every time you dine out or order food delivery. 

But what is Feeding America and how do they tackle food insecurity? Here’s everything you need to know. 

Foundations of Feeding America

At the core of Feeding America’s mission is the belief that no one should go to bed hungry. Feeding America began in the late 1960s when a mother visiting a local meal program suggested there be a place where food could be stored for people to collect, rather than tossed. With that, Feeding America was born.

Today, the organization is dedicated to providing sustenance to those facing food insecurity while actively advocating for long-term solutions to eradicate hunger. The scale of their impact is vast, reaching millions of Americans through a well-established network of food banks and partner agencies across the nation.

Feeding America operates on the principle that access to nutritious food is a fundamental right, not a privilege. Their commitment extends beyond immediate hunger relief, encompassing efforts to address the root causes of food insecurity.

Through strategic partnerships, community engagement, and innovative programs, Feeding America works to build a more resilient and food-secure future for individuals and families in need.

By the Numbers

  • 44 million people in the United States are food insecure [USDA]
  • 13 million children in the United States are 
  • Approximately 1 in 6 people turned to charitable food assistance for extra support in 2022, roughly 49 million people [Feeding America]

How it Works

Feeding America operates through a nationwide network of food banks and partner agencies, forming a robust infrastructure to combat hunger at the community level. 

The organizational structure of Feeding America is a testament to its efficiency and impact. The network of food banks serves as the backbone. They’re strategically positioned to collect, store, and distribute food donations to local agencies. These local partners, including food pantries and shelters, play a crucial role in ensuring that the assistance reaches the communities that need it most.

By rescuing surplus food from various sources and engaging in advocacy efforts, Feeding America tackles hunger comprehensively, addressing both the immediate needs and the systemic issues contributing to food insecurity.

Let’s take a closer look at the key elements of how they work:

Network of Food Banks: At the heart of Feeding America’s operations are a network of food banks across the country. These food banks serve as distribution centers, collecting and storing food donations from various sources.

Partnerships with Local Agencies: Feeding America collaborates with local food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. These partnerships ensure that the collected food reaches those who need it most within specific communities.

Rescuing Surplus Food: The organization actively works to rescue surplus food from various sectors, including grocery stores, manufacturers, and farmers. This effort not only helps prevent food waste but also redirects perfectly good food to those facing hunger.

Programs and Initiatives: Feeding America runs several programs and initiatives aimed at addressing the diverse needs of communities. This includes programs focused on child hunger, senior hunger, disaster response, and mobile food distribution.

Advocacy and Policy Engagement: Recognizing the importance of systemic change, Feeding America engages in advocacy efforts to influence policies that can have a positive impact on hunger and poverty in the long run.

Feeding America’s success is not only measured by the sheer volume of food distributed but also by the lives positively impacted. As a nonprofit organization, it relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and volunteers who contribute their time, resources, and expertise to the cause. 

Karma Wallet & Feeding America Partnership

Karma Wallet makes it easy to support nonprofits like Feeding America. Through our Karma Wallet Card, a prepaid reloadable debit card, every time you dine out or order food delivery, we automatically donate a meal to someone in need through Feeding America.

For each time you dine out, order takeout, or order food delivery, we donate 10c to Feeding America. This allows Feeding America to donate 1 meal to someone in need. Every time you use your Karma Wallet Card at a restaurant – you donate 1 meal to someone in need.

Feeding America’s commitment to eradicating hunger goes beyond the distribution of food. It extends to addressing the underlying causes of food insecurity! As we work with our amazing community (that’s you!) to support organizations like Feeding America, we take a step closer to a nation where hunger is no longer a pervasive issue.

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