Social Purpose

There are 34 million people grappling with hunger in the U.S., including 9 million children and nearly 10 million seniors. Together with Feeding America and Meals on Wheels, NAFEM and its member companies are making a difference in the lives of millions of people and thousands of communities across the U.S.

Since launching our social purpose initiative in 2020, NAFEM and its members have donated more than $2.7 million, or the equivalent of 27 million meals, to those facing hunger nationwide. In 2022, NAFEM supported efforts to reduce hunger by donating $250,000 to Feeding America and $30,000 to Meals on Wheels. Additionally, NAFEM matched $100,000 of member contributions to local food banks in the Feeding America network. 

NAFEM also recognizes member contributions to hunger relief organizations outside of the Feeding America network by awarding priority points and including the company in the listing of Social Purpose Program participants.  These contributions are not eligible for matching funds however. 

2022 NAFEM member contributors

*Contributions to organizations other than a Feeding America affiliate

Individual Contributors

  • Deirdre Flynn, CFSP

NAFEM members volunteer

In 2022, 42 NAFEM member companies participated in the Social Purpose Program for a total of  $628,832.45 raised for hunger relief.  Feeding America, and its affiliates received $502,684.50, more than 5 million meals, from NAFEM and participating members.  Here are just a few of them making a difference in their communities.