Spread the Word
500,000 Volunteer Hours
We did it! Thank you for being a hunger champion!
Learn About Our Mission 


Today, nearly 41.2 million Americans do not know where their next meal will come from—among them more than 12.5 million children live in households experiencing hunger.1 Acting together, we can be part of the solution.

Connect with the right opportunity for you.
Connect with resources and volunteers.

Hunger: A Problem We All Can Help Solve

Hunger in America cuts across age, race and socioeconomic lines. It affects people in urban centers, suburbs, rural areas—and communities like yours.

Learn more about the millions of children and families that struggle to get enough to eat, and find out how strategic volunteering—from fundraising to advocacy—can have a greater impact on hunger for both individuals and organizations fighting hunger.

Get the Facts on Hunger  How Strategic Volunteering Helps 

Get Connected: Opportunities in

Deliver Smiles in a few Miles

The Home-Delivered Meal Program is looking for volunteers to deliver a weekday noontime hot nutritious meal and a friendly smile to seniors confined to their homes. For as little as an hour and a half per week or month, your good deed will touch the hearts of our homebound older adults across the co...

Volunteer Now   

Serve Seniors with a Smile

Seven County Lunch Programs seek volunteers to serve a weekday noontime hot nutritious meal and the gift of friendship to older adults. No driving required, the meals are served at a center or independent living facility. For as little as 2 hours per week, your good deed will touch the hearts of our...

Volunteer Now   

End World Hunger Together

Facilitating meal packaging events in the community and surrounding areas. Running meal packaging events from start to finish; including set-up of assembly line, conducting an educational presentation, training the volunteers, facilitating meal packaging, breaking down assembly line and reloading an...

Volunteer Now   

Strategic Resources to Help Your Organization

Learn how strategic volunteering can expand your capacity, reach and overall organizational effectiveness. And get the tools, resources and volunteers that can move your mission forward.

Start Growing Your Organization 


If you're looking for ways to increase your organization's impact, browse our catalog for new ideas, tips and tools.


Volunteer Program Improvement Tool

Do you know how your volunteer program compares to best practices? Use this tool, specifically designed for hunger-fighting organizations, to evaluate your program, and receive a customized report with action steps and recommended resources to improve your organization's volunteer engagement program. By VolunteerMatch

Learn More 

Skills-Based Service Engagement Tool

Before getting started on a skills-based volunteer project, there are things you can do to ensure that your organization is ready and that skills-based volunteers are the right solution to meet your needs. Use this tool to assess your organization's readiness to take on this important work. By Taproot Foundation and Points of Light

Learn More 

Advocacy Playbook

Are you an individual volunteer, civic group or hunger-fighting organization looking to make a lasting change on hunger, locally or nationally? Learn how you can make a difference in your community by participating in advocacy actions that will inform and engage elected officials in championing solutions to end hunger! By Alliance to End Hunger

Learn More 

Cities of Service Summer Meals Blueprint

The Community Tables blueprint provides mayors and city executives with specific steps and tools with which to better engage citizen volunteers on the critical issue of food insecurity, and specifically to help ensure that all children from low-income communities participate in and receive adequate nutrition through summer food service programs. By Cities of Service

Learn More 

From Hunger to Hope: Stories of Success

Across the country, millions have made a difference in the fight against hunger. Get inspired by stories from volunteers and organizations fighting hunger.


Stay Up to Date With the Latest News

Get the headlines from the hunger community nationwide.


About Hunger Volunteer Connection

We believe strategic volunteerism is one of the best ways to battle hunger in America. We need your help to reach our goal of 500,000 service hours by 2018.

1Coleman-Jensen, A., Rabbitt, M. P., Gregory, C., & Singh, A. (2017). Household Food Security in the United States in 2016. USDA ERS.

Sign Up for our Newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.