Have you ever heard that Americans waste enough food, we could probably feed the world?
Why is this food going to waste, and how much perfectly good food is being wasted every day?
Needs Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit that collects the un-served or unsold food/ food surplus from grocers, bakeries,& restaurants, and distributes the food to needy Oklahomans through community feeding programs, churches, community centers, group homes, schools, food pantries,
shelters, & VA hospitals.
We provide meals to hundreds of people every day.
Last year we were able to collect and distribute well over 300,000 lbs. of food!
And this year, we will have more than doubled that amount.
Yet this is still a very small amount when compared to the hundreds of tons of perfectly fresh, edible food still going to
waste in our state.
Our Operation Relies
Solely on Donations
We collect hundreds of lbs. of fresh, nutritious ,
food from donors such as Remington Park
and Deep Fork restaurants.
Despite government assistance, 20% of Oklahoma families are food insecure;Thousands of average hard-working families, disabled vets, and senior citizens are forced to miss meals or seek assistance to feed themselves.
Yet the amount of fresh, nutritious food thrown out each day could literally feed every hungry person in the state.
Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the US .
It is estimated that 50 or more Oklahomans die each year just in Oklahoma City from hunger, and the majority of those deaths are children under 12 years old.
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Last year, the Needs Foundation helped pass the HB-1418, Josephine Meade Anti-Hunger Act, which states that grocers, restaurants, and all other food distributors may donate their food surplus free of liability.
(Above: Gov. Mary Fallin and Needs Foundation Founders at signing of Anti-Hunger Act.)