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Children who struggle with hunger are more likely
to be sick more often, to recover from illness
more slowly, and to be hospitalized more frequently.

About us

Childhood hunger is a problem we can only tackle by working together.

Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), is designed to build awareness and raise funds in an effort to eradicate childhood hunger in America. Funds raised through Hunger Is directly benefit programs focused on combating childhood hunger and improving health-related outcomes.

The Hunger Is Advisory Committee provides guidance in defining and addressing needs and makes Hunger Is funding recommendations for approval by the Albertsons Companies Foundation and EIF Boards of Directors. The Hunger Is Advisory Committee (HIAC) is comprised of representatives from the leading hunger organizations including Drexel University, Center for Hunger-Free Communities; Feeding America; Food Research and Action Center (FRAC); Hunger Free America; Share Our Strength; WhyHunger; Growing Power Inc.; and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute.

Entertainment industry foundation

Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change. For more information, visit www.eifoundation.org

Albertsons Companies Foundation

Founded in 2001, the Albertsons Companies Foundation supports causes that impact our customers' lives. Albertsons family of stores provide the opportunity to mobilize funding and create awareness in our neighborhoods through the generous contributions by our customers, our employees' passion and partnerships with our vendors. We focus on giving locally in the areas of health and human services, hunger relief, education and helping people with disabilities. Our stores along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation have invested $1 billion in our neighborhoods since 2001. For more information about the Albertsons Companies Foundation, visit www.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org. The Albertsons Companies Foundation also does business as the Acme Foundation, the Jewel Osco Foundation, the Pavilions Foundation, the Randalls Foundation, the Safeway Foundation, the Shaws Star Market Foundation, the Tom Thumb Foundation, and the Vons Foundation.

The Hunger Is Advisory Committee

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

The premier research institute now known as CHORI began almost 50 years ago with a handful of promising scientists and initial financial support from Children’s Hospital Oakland and a generous founding donation from the family of Lt. Bruce Lyon. Nothing more than an 8,000 square foot surgical laboratory located behind the hospital, The Bruce Lyon Memorial Research Laboratory (BLMRL) was the first research laboratory in Northern California dedicated exclusively to children’s diseases. Today, the Institute has nearly 100,000 square feet and about 25 lead scientists. Learn more at www.chori.org

The Center for Hunger Free Communities

The Center for Hunger-Free Communities, established in 2004, is a research, service and policy/advocacy center of Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA.  The Center for Hunger-Free Communities offers the same multi-faceted research and action that has characterized the work on hunger and poverty at Drexel with the goal of developing innovative, empirically-tested solutions to the challenges of hunger and economic insecurity.

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, Feeding America provides food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org to learn more.


The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under nutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. As Congress Daily has written, FRAC is “the premier anti-hunger group in Washington".

Hunger Free America

HUNGER FREE AMERICA - founded in 1983 and formerly called the New York City Coalition against Hunger – is a 501c3 nonprofit group building a bold, grass-roots, non-partisan membership movement in all 50 states to enact the policies and programs necessary to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Learn more at hungerfreeamerica.org.

No Kid Hungry

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at www.NoKidHungry.org.

Why Hunger

WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. WhyHunger partners with community-based organizations around that world that are working at the intersection of the root causes of hunger and poverty to strengthen the movement and create real change through a just, sustainable food system that recognizes everyone’s right to healthy food. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and Bill Ayres, WhyHunger is a four star charity, recognized among the highest performing nonprofits by America’s leading independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. Learn more at www.whyhunger.org.