How You Can Start and Operate a Soup Kitchen

Mission Possible: How You Can Start and Operate a Soup Kitchen

Resources & Web Links

Grant Making & Providers of Information:

  1. Altria Corporate Giving Program*
    6601 West Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23232
    Tel: (617) 663-4000; Fax: (617) 663-5396
  2. Community Food Security Coalition
    3830 S.E. Division Street
    Portland, Oregon 97202
    Tel: (503) 954-2970; Fax: (503) 954-2959
  3. End Hunger in Americia
    Tel: 616-648-3111
  4. Feeding America
    35 Wacker Drive
    Suite 2000
    Chicago, Ill 60601
    Tel: (800) 771-2303; Fax: (312) 263-5626
  5. Food Research and Action Center
    1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 540,
    Washington, DC 20009
    Tel: (202) 986-2200; Fax: (202) 986-2525
  6. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
    10495 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Tel: (800) 813-0557; Fax: (310) 442-0030
  7. Share Our Strength
    1730 M Street NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: (800) 869-4767; Fax: (202) 347-5868
  8. United States Department of Agriculture
    USDA Food and Nutrition Service

    3101 Park Center Drive
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  9. United Way of America
    701 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Tel: (703) 836-7112
  10. WhyHunger
    505 Eight Avenue, Suite 2100
    New York, New York 10018
    Tel (800) 5-HUNGRY

*Altria Group is the parent company for Philip Morris USA, one of the largest tobacco and liquor manufacturers in the world. Many nonprofits question the ethics of accepting money from tobacco and liquor manufacturers. Requests to the company should be preceded by a board discussion regarding the acceptance of such funding.

Web Links

Further Reading on Hunger in America

  • Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City (New York: Crown Press, 2016)
  • Kathry J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer, S2.00 a Day - Living on Almost Nothing in America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)
  • Barbara Garson, Down The Up Escalaaton: How the 99% LIve in the Great Recession(New York, Doubleday, 2015)
  • Linda Tirado, Hand to Mouth (Great Britain: Virgo, 2014)
  • Peter Edelman, So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poeverty in America (New York, The New Press, 2012)
  • Joel Berg, All You Can Eat, How Hungry is America? (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2008)
  • Larry J. Brown & H. R. Pfizer, Living Hungry in America (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987)
  • Robert Egger, Begging for Change - The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient, and Rewarding for All (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2004)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001)
  • Peter K. Eisinger, Toward an End to Hunger in America, (Washington, D.C.: Brooking Institute Press, 1998)
  • Michael Harrington, The Other America: Poverty in the United States (New York: Touchtone, 1997)
  • Nick Kotz, Let Them Eat Promises: The Politics of Hunger in America (Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, 1968)
  • George McGovern, The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2002)
  • Janet Poppendieck, Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement (New York: Penguin Books, Ltd., 1998)
  • Loretta Schwartz-Nobel, Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America (New York: HarperCollins, 2002)
  • Lee Seglem, IN PLAIN SIGHT: Battling Hunger, Building Lives - The Story of TASK (Lincoln, Nebraska: iUniverse, 2008)
  • David K. Shipler, The Working Poor (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004)
  • Mark Winne, Closing the Food Gap, (Boston: Beacon Press, 2008)