Organizations Fighting Hunger
MEANS (Matching Excess And Need for Stability) Database modernizes food recovery by connecting excess food to organizations and individuals who need it. MEANS is a web communications platform where businesses with excess food — such as restaurants, caterers, or grocery stores — are connected to nearby nonprofit emergency food providers, like soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and food banks. In as little as 2 minutes and 37 seconds, food donors can find a charity that will use their unsold food to feed those in need. In its first five years, MEANS has successfully recovered and rerouted over 2 million pounds of food to those in need.
How to Help:
Food pantries, other emergency feeding systems and donors can sign up to start communicating at http://www.meansdatabase.org. To learn more, check out the MEANS Database website or visit their Facebook page.
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