About the Food Security Project
The Food Security Project was launched in May 2021 to address food insecurity through localized efforts and widespread impact. Food insecurity is described as "a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle." Recently, after decades of progress, there was a sudden and rapid rise in global food insecurity — affecting 42 million Americans and 690 million people around the world. In the U.S. alone, food insecurity more than doubled, affecting almost 1 in 4 families.
Through the Food Security Project, GO Humanity awards monthly grants to local service teams that provide solutions. Solutions may range from meal giveaways, grocery deliveries, food rescue, community gardens, and more. Teams become eligible for grants by submitting monthly event reports.
*Teams have up to ten days after month's end to submit their monthly event report(s).
How is GO Humanity's Program Different?
GO Humanity provides a unique solution:
- Consistent funding through monthly grants
- Support for local volunteer teams with limited funding options
- Emphasis on community-led initiatives
- Focus on historically underserved communities
- Holistic solutions that address both immediate needs and long-term sustainability
- Atheists Helping the Homeless, DC–Helping People Without Homes collects and distributes lightweight toiletries and small items (Hygiene Kits) for people who walk everywhere they go.
- Atheists Helping the Homeless — Phoenix holds twice monthly distributions of toiletries, hygiene items, basic clothing, and food.
- Atheists United (AU) partners with the Los Angeles Food Bank to distribute thousands of pounds of food every month. In the past year, they have expanded to include pet food and other necessities at their distribution events.
- Austin Atheists Helping the Homeless (Austin AHH) works with unhoused people. They support between 250 to 300 individuals with food and other necessities every month.
- Blue Trunk Garden Network has a mutual aid garden that shares produce and gardening support with food-insecure people. They also collect and distribute both hot and unprepared food.
- Central Florida Mutual Aid partners with area nonprofit Connecting Care Kitchens to buy excess produce from local organic farms and deliver it to shelters. They have also launched a Mutual Aid Garden Club to support food independence in local food deserts.
- Humanist Association Philippines, International (HAPI) runs HAPI Kids Nutrition Camp, which provides kids in Alabang with hot meals and educational opportunities.
- Humanists of Polk County participates in 8 to 12 food security events every month. Their programs include a novel food pantry "It Takes a Village" and a partnership with Street Warriors to prepare and deliver meals.
- Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP) started serving and preparing food in 2020. In 2021, they launched weekly food giveaway events.
- Humanists of Tallahassee participates in a food giveaway organized by the local Trinity Church. With their inclusion in the Food Security Project, Humanists of Tallahassee will become a reliable source of supplies for the giveaway and help expand it to more locations.
- Humanists of West Florida organizes a weekly distribution of non-perishable food and water for people experiencing hunger and homelessness.
- Kasese Humanist School grows produce to provide a consistent food supply to students and staff at their school in rural Uganda.
- Kenya Humanist Alliance supports orphans and girls rescued from forced marriage by consistently funding their food and agriculture needs.
- Mouvement de la Jeunesse pour la Liberte de la Pensee en Haiti (MOJELIPH) is working to build a community restaurant in Cavaillon, Haiti, and in the meantime is working on addressing acute food insecurity.
- SociologyEats! works to address food insecurity among graduate students in the Sociology Department at Texas A&M University.
- Southern Virginia Atheists, Skeptics, & Humanists (SEVASH) has two Free Food Pantries in Norfolk and Newport News Virginia that they maintain and keep stocked.
- Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society (SVES) partners with the Union-Snyder County Food Hub to help collect and deliver food to local pantries.
Four teams from our Compassionate Impact Grant 2021 Grantee Food Rescue Alliance also participate:
- 360 Eats in Tampa, Florida, runs programs including mobile food rescue, a mobile gourmet soup kitchen, sustainable catering services, and a compost initiative that works to bridge the gaps between food waste, food insecurity, and sustainability.
- CAFE Food Rescue in Summit County, Colorado, redirects food surplus away from landfills and into the hands of those who will consume it.
- CORMII Community Development Corporation in Reidsville, North Carolina, which has an annual year-long campaign providing food and other essentials to those in need. They do this with a calendar of themed monthly collection/giveaway programs.
- The Food Drive in Massachusetts provides hands-on, hyperlocal solutions to food insecurity and food waste by distributing rescued, surplus, and donated food to neighbors in need.
*Teams must address hunger and food insecurity in order to be eligible for monthly grants.
How Can You Help?
Become a Food Security Project Team
Are you a local organization that is working to address hunger and food insecurity in your own community? Join the Food Security Project and receive monthly grants to increase the impact and sustainability of your work!
There is currently a waitlist to join the project. To add your group to the waitlist, apply to join the GO Team network and in your application tell us you are interested in joining the Food Security Project. While on the waitlist, you will have access to all the perks of being in the GO Team network.
Partner with Us
Are you a large organization that is also working to address hunger and food insecurity? Work with us!
There are over 100 GO Teams across the United States and the world. We know that with shared planning and resources, we can do more - locally and globally. We would love to discuss how we can work together to increase the impact of both of our organizations.
Sponsor a Team
Sponsor a GO Team for $100/month. Your generosity will help the team pay for both startup and fixed costs such as permits, table setups, U-hauls, storage lockers, and more as related to food distribution.
Your contribution will also help teams to keep their stockpiles filled by paying for food, water, and other necessities that are requested by the communities they serve.
Help out Communities
Help feed individuals, families, and communities by giving whatever you can. Every dollar counts, and your contribution has a direct impact on people, families, and communities in need. Find out what your donation can do below:
- Feed 10 People
- Feed 1 Family For A Week
- Feed 50 People
- Feed 1 Family For A Month
- Feed 100 People
- Feed 2 Families For A Month