Our core values are justice, compassion, stewardship and dignity.
The Affinity Projects and partner’s mission is to Prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger free community tomorrow. Our program is currently working with donations from the community and food banks to provide healthy and nutritious food free of charge to a local network of food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters that serve 12 million children in communities across the U.S.
Hunger and food insecurity affects all people in the U.S. of all ages. The productivity of our country would greatly improve if we addressed this root issue and was able to help feed everyone in need. Affinity Projects helps families across the nation get the support they need to find nutritious food to eat.
Hunger and poverty often go hand in hand, but poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity. People living above the poverty line are often at risk of hunger as well. Research demonstrates that unemployment, rather than poverty, is a better predictor of food insecurity among people living in the United States.
The most recent government data collected show that in 2014,
Hunger hurts everyone, but it is especially devastating to children. Having enough nutritious, healthy food is critical to a child’s physical and emotional development and their ability to achieve academically. Children facing hunger may perform worse in school and struggle with social and behavioral problems that impact their ability to learn.
A child’s chance at a bright tomorrow starts with having enough good, healthy food today. Without access to nutritious foods, a child’s future is put at risk.
When hunger threatens the future of a child, it threatens the future of our nation. Affinity Projects is dedicated to solving the child hunger. Affinity Projects partners with a network of food banks that serves 12 million children in every community in the U.S. That’s why we need your help today.