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Meet Our Donors

Hunger in America is complex, widespread and enduring. That's why many donors to Feeding America choose to make long-term commitment to ending hunger by giving a planned gift, also known as legacy gifts.

When you give a planned gift to Feeding America, you'll become a member of the van Hengel Society, named in honor of John van Hengel, who founded America's first food bank in 1979.

Below, read about the donors who are helping to end hunger in America—today and tomorrow.

Lindsey Lester-Brutscher

Lindsey Lester-Brutscher

It was during her military career that Lindsey's support of hunger relief began. As a military member, she contributed to the Combined Federal Campaign—the workplace giving program of the U.S. federal government. More

The Zeders

Steve Zeder

Feeding America is grateful to have spoken to Mr. Zeder about his commitment to hunger relief. Empathetic and humble, this servant leader puts faith into action, helping to feed the hungry in his community and beyond. More

Ellen and Harold Radday

Ellen and Harold Radday began supporting Feeding America in 1998. After Harold's passing in 2011, Ellen faithfully continued donating to our organization. More

Jason Schmidt

If there is one thing that small business owner Jason Schmidt understands, it is family. He has been a part of his family’s business, Home Telephone Co., most of his life. More

Don and Beth Ballard

Houston engineers Beth and Don Ballard have consistently supported Feeding America in the fight against hunger for well over a decade and made the decision to include the organization as a beneficiary in their will. More

Robert Voiss

After giving his support to Feeding America for a number of years, California bed-and-breakfast owner Robert Voiss said it was an easy decision to include the organization in the planning of his estate. More

Lynn Bloom

Friends and partners of Feeding America, Lynn and Martin Bloom started a charitable gift annuity with Feeding America and have generously contributed for more than 20 years to support an end to hunger in America. More

Mary Thielemeir

For 50+ years, Mary Thielemeir has volunteered, served on nonprofit boards, and provided leadership and support to humanitarian, educational, and healthcare organizations close to her heart, including Feeding America. More

Dr. Sonya Woods Anderson

Dr. Sonya Woods Anderson, a longtime supporter of Feeding America, recalls being shocked when she heard about the magnitude of the problem of hunger in our country. More

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