FEED THE NEED IN DURHAM - RESPONDING TO HUNGER
Feed the Need in Durham believes that food insecurity should not prevent anyone from fulfilling their potential or participating fully in the life of our community. It is our mandate to work with our member agencies to alleviate hunger by providing fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food to those who need it most in our community.
FTND is an innovative organization, specializing in accessing and recovering large quantities of food. We collect surplus and donated perishable foods from food retailers, food manufacturers, food distributors and farmers. In addition, individuals, school groups, businesses, churches and community groups generously hold food drives to help fill our shelves.
FTND is the only regional distribution hub for emergency food providers in Durham.
1.2 million pounds of food distributed each year
456,000 visits to FTND members each year - 37% of these are children
62 members including; food banks, soup kitchens, shelters, in-school nutrition program and social service agencies
200+ volunteers giving over 12,000 volunteer hours
For each $1 donated FTND can collect, store and distribute $7 worth of food