Hunger in America isn’t just a problem of quantity, it’s about quality. Millions of low-income families and individuals around the country can’t afford or don’t have access to high-quality nutrition. And while food banks are doing everything they can to fill the gap, over 50 million Americans – including 17 million children – struggle to get enough nutritious food every day.
Good nutrition is something we care very deeply about. Our purpose is to prove great taste and good nutrition can go hand in hand. We’ve made it our mission to help America eat better, and that includes all Americans.
We’ve teamed up with WhyHunger, an organization which truly understands that solving the hunger problem means doing a lot more than just providing more calories. Through their innovative approach and a network of pioneering food banks across the country, WhyHunger addresses the root causes while focusing on the quality of food being provided to America’s hungry.
In 2014, we donated over 75,000 nourishing entrées – 150,000+ since our partnership began – and 2.8% of our total retail, vending and online sales to food banks in major cities across the U.S. Working with WhyHunger, we’re helping food banks stock their shelves with nutritious good-for-you food.
Our donation locations include:
- New York Common Pantry New York
- Meeting Emergency Needs With Dignity(MEND) and St. James Social Services Newark
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and MEND – Meet Each Need with Dignity Los Angeles
- Catholic Charities of Boston Boston
- Capital Area Food Bank Washington D.C.
- Northern Illinois Food Bank, Chicago Chicago
- North Texas Food Bank Dallas
- St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance Phoenix
- White Center Food Bank Seattle
- San Francisco and Marin Food Banks San Francisco
- Greater Chicago Food Depository Chicago
- SHARE Food Program Philadelphia
- Ferndale Food Bank Ferndale
- White Centre Food Bank Seattle
- Greater Chicago Food Depository Chicago
- Hands of Hope Joliet
- Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger Brooklyn
- Children Mending Hearts Sherman Oaks
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Concord
- Food Bank of Western MA Westfield
- Center for Food Action Englewood
- Mend Poverty Los Angeles
- Mend Poverty Pacoima
- Des Moines Area Food Bank Des Moines
- Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Bloomington
Learn how you can get involved at whyhunger.org/getinvolved.
Hopelink was founded in 1971, and has since grown into one of the largest non-profits in the Greater Seattle area, serving about 65,000 low-income people every year. The organization has a number of different programs that work to serve as a network aimed at helping people get back on their feet. Some programs including emergency and transitional housing, food banks as well as energy assistance are geared towards those needing shorter term assistance in times of crisis, while other programs aim to help people exit poverty for good including adult education, help finding a job, family development programs, transportation services, help with budgeting and finances.
Luvo was proud to team up with Hopelink, to donate over 1,200 frozen meals to the local Bellevue Food Bank.
Learn how you can help at hope-link.org.
A Sense of Home
A Sense of Home (ASOH) changes the lives of foster youth who have “aged out” of the foster care system by creating warm and inviting homes for them. Using donated furniture and housewares, volunteers work with the youth to help them realize their own sense of home — often for the first time, in the process, helping them achieve self-sufficiency.
We’re happy to fill the freezer of every new home ASOH creates with nutritious Luvo meals. Learn more about the great work they’re doing in Los Angeles and visit asenseofhome.org to find out how you can help.
San Francisco and Marin Food Bank
The San Francisco and Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in the communities they serve. Thousands of caring donors and supporters have rallied around the Food Bank and enabled their organization to scale up operations to meet this need. With 130 employees, 30,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community, the Food Bank is a vital lifeline for people in need of food assistance.
Luvo donated 320 meals to help the Food Bank in their efforts! Learn more about the great work they’re doing at sfmfoodbank.org.
First Place provides non-profit “whole child” support to children and families who are struggling with the effects of poverty and crisis. By serving a diverse learning community of pre K – Sixth Grade, First Place offers young learners a holistic program of culturally responsive education and support services including providing three free, nutritious meals daily to encourage their students to become contributing citizens who aspire to live rewarding and purposeful lives.
Luvo and our brand ambassador, Russell Wilson, helped to host a 400 person community event including members of business, health and educational communities to raise important funding to benefit First Place’s work in Seattle’s most needed communities.
Learn more and how you can help at www.firstplaceschool.org
Food for Life
Sourcing and distributing fresh, nutritious food to those in need through community partnerships, Food for Life holds a unique niche among Canadian food relief charities in that they focus on redistributing fresh, nutritious food as opposed to traditional food bank fare such as canned goods. Their mandate reaches far beyond helping those at risk of hunger by diverting good food from landfills and reducing greenhouse gases. Food for Life’s environmental impact is equivalent to taking 250 cars off the road for one year. Since it’s inception in 1995, Food or Life has diverted over 10 million pounds of food from landfills, which equates to 235 dump trucks full of healthy, nutritious food.
Luvo has donated 2,300 meals to Food for Life. Learn more about the impactful work they’re doing at foodforlife.ca.