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National Community Focus

Fighting Hunger

The WoodmenLife National Community Focus of fighting hunger unites members of the WoodmenLife family, as well as our sales and Home Office associates, to make a difference. WoodmenLife also supports efforts to fight hunger in its corporate giving.

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WoodmenLife Fights Hunger with National Community Focus

Events like organizing food drives and stuffing backpacks for schools are an important part of the thousands of community service events WoodmenLife and its members organize each year to support families, give back to communities and celebrate our country.

Building on a long history of giving back and helping others, the WoodmenLife National Community Focus has been actively fighting hunger in local communities across the country since 2015.

“The need to address this widespread problem is even greater now than it was when we launched the National Community Focus of fighting hunger in 2015. We are continually humbled to see how dedicated all the members of the WoodmenLife family are to this effort.”

Patrick L. Dees
WoodmenLife President & CEO

Fighting Hunger: Our Efforts

From donating a couple hours of their time to organizing large-scale fundraisers, members of the WoodmenLife family help fight hunger in their local communities any way they can, through efforts including:

Community Food Drives Icon box of canned goods

Community Food Drives

Food Backpack Stuffing Events backpack

Food Backpack Stuffing Events

Sorting Donations hand holding can

Sorting Donations at Local Food Banks

Community Kitchen fork plate and spoon

Serving Meals at Community Kitchens

Cookout Fundraiser Icon charcoal grill

Holding Cookout Fundraisers

WoodmenLife Impact family with a heart

Supporting WoodmenLife Impact® Fundraisers

Our EffortsBy the Numbers

WoodmenLife members enlist their communities to fight hunger by giving their time, food and monetary donations.

Donation Stats

Total Since 2015

Pounds of Food Collected

936766

Monetary Donations

$ 2,525,618

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Building Partnerships to Fight Hunger

In addition to partnering with local schools and food banks, we’ve also partnered with the following organizations to make an even bigger difference.

In 2020, WoodmenLife was named a Leadership Partner of Feeding America® when its members across the country banded together to raise more than $1 million in less than a month during the COVID-19 pandemic. Going forward, WoodmenLife is working with Feeding America to find even more ways to support America’s food banks.

See how hunger affects families in communities like yours.

young faces looking at nutritious food

A snapshot of the young faces looking at nutritious food going home with them at a mobile pantry served by Mid-South Food Bank. Memphis, TN

Omaha Partners
WoodmenLife also gives back in Omaha, NE, where the organization has been headquartered since our founding in 1890. WoodmenLife associates donate their time to volunteering with these partners on a regular basis, and WoodmenLife organizes fundraisers throughout the year.


Contact a Representative to join the WoodmenLife family and our fight against hunger.



Hunger by the numbers

Americans struggle with hunger Two Adults

37 million

Americans struggle with hunger

American children Two Children

11 million

American children live in food-insecure households

American senior citizens Two Senior Citizens

5.3 million

American senior citizens currently face hunger

1-in-7 children 7 children

1 in 7 children

may not know where they’ll get their next meal

84%

of U.S. counties with the highest percentage of children at risk for food insecurity are rural; many of our WoodmenLife members live in these communities.

78%

of counties with the highest food insecurity rates are in rural communities.

Statistics provided by Feeding America

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