Food Security Collective
The Food Security Collective is made up of secular, humanist, and mutual aid communities all over the world responding to intolerable conditions in their own neighborhoods. Mutual aid and humanist advocates know this work is essential and stand in solidarity with organizers who bring food security to their neighborhoods, reducing local dependence on bosses, landlords, charities, religion, corporations, and the State.
Financial solidarity to the Food Security Collective will be shared evenly among the following communities:
- Atheists Helping the Homeless, DC–Helping People Without Homes provides compact nonperishable food and hydration 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.
- Chania Primary School is a school in Kenya that is supported by Flying Kites and is promoting student health through coordinated investments in nutritious ingredients, healthy and safe food preparation resources, and quality infrastructure.
- Committee of Humanists for Safe Water and Food Sustenance (COHSWAFS) strives to solve some of the problems facing their poorest neighbors in Nigeria by providing clean water and food in times of emergency.
- Ethical Society of Zambia is creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in a country where being gay is punishable by imprisonment; provides disaster response and resilience locally and in their sister communities in Malawi; builds literacy projects; and is growing a food security network.
- Fanm Viktim de Kay Lako is a group of women in Haiti working to address women's and children's hunger in their community as well as address violence against women in their community.
- Humanist Association Philippines, International (HAPI) runs HAPI Kids Nutrition Camp, which provides kids in Alabang with hot meals and educational opportunities.
- 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.
- Neighborhood Fridge has created a decentralized network of community fridges and pantries that are open 24/7.
- Olouguelemo Inter-Village Association is an environmental association of 24 villages in Wadouba Township, Mali that is committed to adapting to climate change and regenerating the natural environment on which residents' survival and well-being depends.
- 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.
- 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.
The Nonprofit Industrial Complex serves as the Food Security Collective's 501c3 fiscal sponsor and will be listed on your bank statement as such. NPIC takes no fees to serve as a sponsor and contributions to this project are tax-deductible.