"We distributed more than 3 billion pounds of food last year, which provided 2.8 billion meals, but it was not enough to help everyone in need," said Bob Aiken, President and CEO of Feeding America. "Food banks across the country are stretched thin trying to meet sustained high demand. Today, more than ever, we need federal tax policy that helps increase the amount of food available to Americans at risk of hunger," Aiken said.
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About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.SOURCE Feeding America