Our Mission

The Food Lounge is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 2021.

Seeing the number of people that aren’t able to sustain themselves and have food insecurity, especially now during the pandemic, we started this group to reach the goal of reducing the amount of food wasted in this country and also distributing food freely to families and people that are in need of it.

Because the pandemic has resulted in high numbers of unemployment and the prices of food rising, this means that food insecurity has also gone up which is when someone doesn’t have access to a sufficient quantity of food. Lots of people aren’t educated about this, so we decided to create this group and also in the meantime raise social awareness on food insecurity and hunger. We believe that working together as a community is the key to our goal of making a big impact on society.  

According to the USDA, at least 38 million people in the United States face food insecurity, with 12 million of them being children. Every year, about 108 billion pounds of food is wasted in the US. Our goal is all about reducing these numbers, and getting rid of food insecurity and hunger.

Our Activities

  • Collecting donations to reduce food waste (Fresh produce, hot meals, and money)
  • Distributing collected food to people in need
  • Volunteering at local food pantries and soup kitchens
  • Holding fundraising activities
  • Spreading social awareness