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The U.S. meat and poultry industry offers Americans the most bountiful and affordable meat and poultry supply in the world. The industry believes that the United States is blessed to enjoy America's food supply. Hunger in the United States is unconscionable and must be addressed aggressively.

AMI partnered with Feeding America in 1989 in the fight against hunger. Since that time, millions of pounds of meat and poultry products have been donated to food banks in the Feeding America network. Meat and poultry are the products most desired by food banks -- and least available. AMI is working hard to encourage additional donations to address the growing hunger problem.

For more information, Partners in Ending Hunger brochure

Food Banks

America's Second Harvest is a network of more than 200 food banks throughout the U.S. that supply more than 50,000 charitable agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and children's and senior's feeding programs. To locate a food bank in your area, click on the link below. Companies that wish to donate are encouraged to begin the process by calling America's Second Harvest Headquarters, 1-800-771-2303, ext. 134. A team of logistics experts will assist you in transporting your donated product to your local food bank.

By calling America's Second Harvest Headquarters first, your donation can be tracked and the meat and poultry industry can measure how successfully it meets its donation goals in the fight against hunger.


Tax Benefits

Donating surplus products to America's Second Harvest has valuable tax benefits for meat and poultry companies. Calculate the potential benefit to your company, Liability Protection and Food Donations

Legal Protection

Federal law provides protection against legal liability should a product donated in good faith later cause harm to a needy recipient. To learn more about legal protections, click below:

Liability Protection and Food Donations