A humanitarian program of the Indian American Council (IAC), HungerMitao (wipe out hunger) was formed to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel resources and contributions from the Indian American community towards (Feeding America affiliate) food banks’ focus of closing the hunger gap across the United States. According to the USDA’s 2019 “Household Food Insecurity in the United States report,” more than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger, of which more than 11 million are children living in food-insecure households.
HungerMitao, a 100% volunteer movement that started three years ago has, to date, facilitated more than 35 million meals for children, seniors, veterans, and families through food banks across the US. With 849,000 people in Western Washington struggling with hunger, Food Lifeline’s 10-year Strategic Plan has identified activating and engaging the community at all levels as a key to ending hunger. Seattle’s Food Lifeline has launched HungerMitao at Food Lifeline and seeks to mobilize the Indian American community to solve hunger in Western Washington.
HungerMitao at Food Lifeline through an ambitious “Million Meal March” campaign, aims to help close the meal gap by building on the current 49 million meals a year facilitated by Food Lifeline. Led by co-chairs and a steering committee comprised of members from the Sponsorship Circles listed below, HungerMitao at Food Lifeline operates in a non-political, non-religious, unifying ecosystem.
HungerMitao at Food Lifeline invites individuals and businesses alike to partner with us as we work to wipe out hunger together! At Food Lifeline, we believe that it will take an entire community to end hunger. You can engage with HungerMitao at Food Lifeline by using your voice, advocating for change, volunteering with us, hosting a food drive and investing in our work.