The mission of Facing Hunger is to help feed hungry people by distributing nutritious food and grocery product through our pantry/agency network. Facing Hunger envisions a future where no person in the service area goes hungry.
Facing Hunger is a 501 (c)3 Non-Profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. We distribute USDA commodities through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP is designed to alleviate hunger amongst low-income individuals and to service areas damaged by natural disasters.
We have partnerships with retail grocers, restaurants, farmers, civic organizations, private donors, food manufacturers and processors. We serve a client base of 115,000 food insecure individuals, with over 37,000 being children. We serve these individuals through our 220 member agencies in 12 West Virginia counties, 4 counties of northeastern Kentucky and Lawrence County, Ohio with needs and services increasing daily. In 2014 Facing Hunger distributed 5.2 million pounds of food, water and fresh produce. Our goal is to work to alleviate hunger in our service area.
"If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger." - Buzz Aldrin