The van Hengel Society honors individuals who make legacy gifts to benefit Feeding America. The Society is dedicated to bringing together supporters who seek to establish a strong foundation for a hunger-free America.
In 1979, John van Hengel started the nation’s first food bank when he helped bring food, that otherwise would have gone to waste, to people in need. A simple, compassionate idea born in Phoenix, Arizona, has grown to a network of 200 food banks that provide nutrition assistance for more than 46 million people in America. The van Hengel Society recognizes individuals who make planned gifts to provide Feeding America with resources for the future, and give us the confidence to move forward in the fight against hunger in the United States.
Members of the van Hengel Society receive a certificate of membership, special reports about the latest initiatives of Feeding America and acknowledgement in our annual reports.
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