Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

Feeding America

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.feedingamerica.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger.

Main Programs

  1. Food Procurement
  2. Member Services
  3. Research and Analysis

service areas

National

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ruling year

1990

chief executive for fy 2015

Ms. Diana Aviv

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Keywords

hunger, food, feeding, pantry, shelter, bank, emergency, assistance

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EIN

36-3673599

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Food Procurement

The food procurement program includes supply chain, logistics, and product sourcing services. Supply chain services facilitate the acquisition of food and grocery products for free distribution to Americans in need across the country. (see more in Schedule O of 990)

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Population Served

Program 2

Member Services

Member services advance the operations of Network food banks through capability development, consulting, assessment and training. (see Schedule O of 990 for more information)

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Population Served

Program 3

Research and Analysis

Research and analysis services investigate domestic hunger and produce quality data and reports that are utilized by many of the organization's outreach efforts. We analyze the dynamics at play among the nation's food insecure individuals and families, the patterns surrounding their use of our emergency feeding services, and endeavor to utilize this data to ultimately create better local feeding programs. (see Schedule O of 990 for more information)

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service areas

National

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Social Media

@https://www.facebook.com/FeedingAmerica

@https://twitter.com/feedingamerica

@https://www.youtube.com/user/feedingamerica

@https://www.pinterest.com/feedingamerica/

@https://www.instagram.com/feedingamerica/

Accreditations

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Financials

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FEEDING AMERICA
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Feeding America

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Diana Aviv

BIO

Diana Aviv is Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization and third largest U.S. charity according to Forbes.

Previously, she served as President and CEO of Independent Sector, the national leadership network for America's nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. Diana also served as executive director of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector. Prior, Diana served vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Action Office for the Jewish Federations of North America. She was formerly associate executive vice chair at the Jewish Council of Public Affairs, director of programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and director of a comprehensive program to serve battered women and their families.

Diana serves on the board of governors of the Partnership for Public Service, as well as on the board of directors for the Southern Africa Legal Services Foundation. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Comptroller General's at the Government Accountability Office, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and the Centers on the Public Service of George Mason University.

A native of South Africa, Diana graduated with a B.S.W. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and received a master's degree in social work at Columbia University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jan Pruitt

North Texas Food Bank

Term: July 2015 - July 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?