In 2014, EIF and the Albertsons Companies Foundation, formerly the Safeway Foundation, launched Hunger Is, a joint charitable program designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes.
The Hunger Is Advisory Committee provides guidance in defining and addressing needs and recommends grant recipients for approval by the Albertsons Companies Foundation and EIF Boards of Directors. The Hunger Is Advisory Committee (HIAC) is comprised of representatives from the leading hunger organizations including Center for Hunger-Free Communities; Feeding America; Food Research and Action Center (FRAC); Hunger Free America; Share Our Strength; WhyHunger; Growing Power Inc.; Drexel University; and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.
Award-winning actress Viola Davis has been the key ambassador for Hunger Is, speaking openly about her own struggles with childhood hunger.
$23 million+ raised to help end childhood hunger
10 million+ breakfasts provided to over 200,000 children
270+ hunger relief programs have received grants from Hunger Is