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 provides 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. PHA’s 28 food bank partners reach more than 7 million food insecure individuals across 19 states and have increased the amount of healthy food distributed by 115 million pounds, while eliminating 19 million pounds of junk/snack food from their inventories.

19 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

  • Logo for Healthy Hunger Relief Partner, Houston Food Bank

    Houston Food Bank

  • Kansas Food Bank Logo

    Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, Inc

  • Hoosier Hills Food Bank logo

    Hoosier Hills Food Bank

  • Community Harvest Logo

    Community Harvest Food Bank

  • Great Plains Food Bank Logo

    Great Plains Food Bank

  • Food Bank of Iowa Logo

    Food Bank of Iowa

  • MANNA Logo for Website

    MANNA FoodBank

  • Feeding South Dakota Food Bank Logo

    Feeding South Dakota Food Bank

  • Northern Illinois Food Bank

    Northern Illinois Food Bank

  • Second Harvest Heartland logo

    Second Harvest Heartland

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

    Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

  • Midwest Food Bank Logo

    Midwest Food Bank

  • Southeast Ohio Foodbank logo

    Southeast Ohio Foodbank

  • Second Harvest Food Bank Logo

    Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana

  • Feed My People Food Bank

    Feed My People Food Bank

  • Racine County Food Bank

    The Racine County Food Bank

  • North Texas Food Bank logo

    North Texas Food Bank

  • South Michigan Food Bank logo

    South Michigan Food Bank

  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana logo

    Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

  • Food Finders Food Bank logo

    Food Finders Food Bank

  • Freestore Foodbank logo

    Freestore Foodbank

  • Operation Food Search logo

    Operation Food Search

  • HACAP Food Reservoir logo

    HACAP Food Reservoir

  • Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank logo

    Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank

  • Eastern Illinois Foodbank logo

    Eastern Illinois Foodbank

  • Sheboygan County Food Bank logo

    Sheboygan County Food Bank

  • Food Gatherers logo

    Food Gatherers

  • Food Bank of Northwest Indiana logo

    Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

  • River Bend Food Bank

    River Bend Food Bank

  • Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank logo

    Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank

  • Popsockets' logo

    PopSockets

  • Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Logo

    Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

  • Image of the St. Louis Area Foodbank logo

    St. Louis Area Foodbank