About The Food Security Project
The Food Security Project was designed in order 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, FBB awards monthly grants to BBN 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 seven days after month end to submit their monthly event report.
How is FBB's program different?
FBB provides an 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 need and long-term sustainability
The project is currently in its first pilot phase, with five powerhouse teams participating:
- Atheist Community of Polk County (ACPC) participates in 8 to 12 food insecurity events every month. Their programs include "It Takes a Village (ITAV)," which is a novel food pantry and a partnership with Street Warriors to prepare and deliver meals.
- 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 people unhoused people. They support between 250 to 300 individuals with food and other necessities every month.
- Austin Humanists at Work (A@H) supports 225 to 250 people through a monthly food giveaway. With COVID, they added four monthly EAT distributions in the form of 15 pound bags of shelf stable foods, feeding an additional 100 people.
- Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (HSGP) started serving and preparing food in 2020. In 2021, they launched weekly food giveaway events.
Following the pilot phase, all BBN teams will become eligible for grants. FBB will also be rolling out more perks such as additional grants, partnership opportunities, and more.
*Teams must address hunger and food insecurity in order to be eligible for monthly grants.
How can you help?
Partner with Us
Are you an organization (or individual) that is also working to address hunger and food insecurity? Work with us!
BBN totals more than 100 teams across 27 states and seven countries. We know that with shared planning and resources, we can do more - locally and globally.
Sponsor a Team
Sponsor a BBN 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