How You Can Start and Operate a Soup Kitchen

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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
    http://www.accessphilanthropy.com
  2. Community Food Security Coalition
    3830 S.E. Division Street
    Portland, Oregon 97202
    Tel: (503) 954-2970; Fax: (503) 954-2959
    http://www.foodsecurity.org
  3. End Hunger in Americia
    Tel: 616-648-3111
    https://www.endhungerinamerica.org/
  4. Feeding America
    35 Wacker Drive
    Suite 2000
    Chicago, Ill 60601
    Tel: (800) 771-2303; Fax: (312) 263-5626
    http://feedingamerica.org
  5. Food Research and Action Center
    1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 540,
    Washington, DC 20009
    Tel: (202) 986-2200; Fax: (202) 986-2525
    www.frac.org
  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
    www.mazon.org
  7. Share Our Strength
    1730 M Street NW, Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: (800) 869-4767; Fax: (202) 347-5868
    http://www.strength.org
  8. United States Department of Agriculture
    USDA Food and Nutrition Service

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

*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

99 best Poverty and Hunger resources on the web

Further Reading on Hunger in America

  • 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)