Our food bank partners ensure that no one has to sacrifice good health during difficult times.

Millions of Americans struggle with hunger each year. Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods. While the charitable food system provide 3.6 billion meals to vulnerable individuals each year, a 2018 study by Mazon found that 900 million of those meals consist of candy, sugar sweetened beverages, desserts, salty snacks, and other unhealthy food items. The children and families served by food banks and pantries often lack access to affordable, healthy foods, and are more likely to live with obesity and chronic diet-related conditions.

Since 2016, the Partnership for a Healthier America has recognized, elevated, and accelerated the work of food banks and large-scale food pantries across the country that are uplifting the health and well-being of their communities. This new type of partnership was created in response to PHA deepening its focus on the issues of equity and access as they relate to nutritious and healthier food.

PHA Healthy Hunger Relief partners are committed to addressing hunger, malnutrition, and chronic disease by increasing the supply of healthier options and fostering their demand. To date, PHA partners have committed to eradicting 12 million pounds of junk food from the system, while adding 66 million pounds of nutritious food, impacting the lives of over 5 million Americans who rely on our nation’s food banks.

12 Million pounds of low nutrition food removed from the system through PHA's food bank partnerships

Resources

  • Resource

    Healthy Hunger Relief Fact Sheet

    Learn more about PHA's Healthy Hunger Relief work.

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Our Partners

  • Logo for Feeding America, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    Feeding America

  • San Antonio Food Bank is a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    San Antonio Food Bank

  • Des Moines Area Religious Food Network is a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    Des Moines Area Religious Council

  • The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    Atlanta Community Food Bank

  • Capital Area Food Bank is a Partnership for a Healthier America partner.

    Capital Area Food Bank

  • Logo for Arkansas Food Bank, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Arkansas Food Bank

  • Logo for Central Texas Food Bank, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Central Texas Food Bank

  • Facing Hunger Food Bank Logo

    Facing Hunger Food Bank

  • Logo for Food Bank of Alaska, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Food Bank of Alaska

  • Logo for Foodshare, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Foodshare

  • Logo for the San Diego Food Bank, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    San Diego Food Bank

  • Logo for Three Square Food Bank, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Three Square Food Bank

  • Logo for Connecticut Food Bank, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Connecticut Food Bank

  • Logo for Foodlink, Inc., a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Foodlink, Inc.

  • Logo for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

  • Logo for the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo/Santa Clara, a Partnership for a Healthier America partner participating in the Food Assistance Partnership Program.

    Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo/Santa Clara

  • Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine Logo

    Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

  • Philabundance Food Bank

    Philabundance

  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier

    Food Bank of the Southern Tier

  • Central California Food Bank

    Central California Food Bank

  • Galveston County Food Bank

    Galveston County Food Bank

  • Feeding South Florida

    Feeding South Florida

  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

    Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository

    Greater Chicago Food Depository

  • The Food Group

    The Food Group

  • Feeding Southwest Virginia

    Feeding Southwest Virginia

  • Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

    Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

  • Maryland Food Bank

    Maryland Food Bank