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Hunger/Homelessness

It's not just shelters and soup kitchens, although they need your help, too. Here you'll find opportunities to build houses, feed schoolchildren, or address the root causes of hunger.

Bread for the World
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

Feeding Children Better Fund
The Feeding Children Better program, sponsored by ConAgra Foods, is dedicated to ending child hunger in the US. The three-pronged program provides free hot, nutritious, afterschool meals; improves distribution of food to food banks; and raises public awareness. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

Food and Research Action Center
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) works to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. FRAC is a non-profit and non-partisan research and public policy center that serves as the hub of an anti-hunger network of thousands of individuals and agencies across the country. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference - to build simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the non-profit, public, and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness. The Alliance focuses its efforts on influencing policy, providing assistance to communities, and educating the public. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) focuses on housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights for the homeless. NCH’s first principle of practice is that people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness must be actively involved in all of their work. {Learn how to Donate}

National Fair Housing Alliance
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing. NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement. {Learn how to Donate}

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty serves as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness, pursuing three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy and public education. The Law Center, assisted by pro bono contributions from attorneys, strives to place homelessness in the larger context of poverty. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

National Low Income Housing Coalition
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. NLIHC educates, organizes and advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for everyone, focusing primarily on the lowest income households. {Learn how to Donate}

National Policy & Advocacy Council on Homelessness
The National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (NPACH) strives to ensure that national homelessness policy accurately reflects the needs of local communities. NPACH works to accomplish its mission through education, grassroots organizing, research and technical assistance. {Learn how to Donate}

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, a religious and charitable organization, seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting individuals. The Salvation Army provides the less fortunate with disaster relief services, holiday assistance, shelters for battered women and children and other services. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

Share our Strength
Share our Strength works to ensure that the nearly 14 million children facing hunger in the United States have access to the nutritious food they need to learn, grow and thrive by awarding grants to programs that feed hungry children, that pursue long-term solutions and help families help themselves. {Learn how to Donate}

Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. VOA supports and empowers America’s most vulnerable – working to alleviate suffering, provide shelter and ultimately touch the mind, body and spirit of those they serve. {Learn how to Volunteer and Donate}

These organizations can quickly provide you with opportunities to donate or volunteer in your area.
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