Poverty

Feeding America

Supporting over 200 food banks nationwide, reaching 46 million people

One in eight people struggles with hunger in the U.S. Feeding America uses data to understand where these food access gaps exist and work to close them.

Partnership start date: 2015

Total funding to date: $2,449,250

Sustainable Development Goals:

  • No Poverty (1)
  • Zero Hunger (2)
  • Reduced Inequalities (10)

Region: United States

Website: www.feedingamerica.org

What they do
Through its network of food banks, Feeding American sources donations and food that might otherwise go to waste directly from farmers, and from retailers and restaurants. Those food banks then deliver food out to food pantries, shelters, and faith-based organizations, where people can collect it.

What our partnership does
All the food that passes through Feeding America’s food banks represents data. Tableau Foundation equips them with software to track crucial metrics like inventory turnover and distribution patterns. Feeding America also uses Tableau to analyze data on hunger and food insecurity so it can ensure its resources reach where they’re needed most.

Explore the latest on Feeding America

Calculating the cost of food on SNAP benefits

Using Tableau, Feeding America details the struggle of families living on SNAP benefits to afford food.

Understanding the healthcare costs of food insecurity

Going hungry impacts every area of people's lives, and Feeding America draws the link between lack of food access and money spent on health.

Using data to understand need

How Feeding America is using data to better advocate for the people they serve.