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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Programs

Mission: The mission of Canning Hunger is to motivate, recruit, train, equip, and deploy a network of individuals and organizations to join us in the fight against hunger in America. Canning Hunger is a national organization dedicated to the local community. Our network of thousands of individuals and organizations has resulted in millions of meals for hungry kids and their families in all 50 states. Canning Hunger supports food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, recovery homes, and other organizations that serve the poor and needy.

Target demographics: to join us in the fight against hunger in America.

Geographic areas served: motivatong, recruiting, training, equiping, and deploying a network of individuals and organizations

Programs: Canning Hunger thru Neighborhood Connections, Box of Love, Hometeam Volunteers & Curbing Hunger

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Canning Hunger for several years! First as a volunteer at events like the Canning Hunger 5k Run and annual, Box of Love food drives. However, that is not where my love and passion for this Non-Profit Organization comes from. This Family/Organization, under the direction of Dr. Norm Whan and his son, Scott Whan have a heart and passion to help those, in our communities, who are less fortunate or who have been beaten down by Life and it's daily challenges. I have had countless encounters with genuine people who not only been blessed by the efforts of our organization, but turn around and choose to be a blessing their network of influence (Their Neighbors, Friends and Families)...and after all, that is what it is all about...right!? being blessed to be a blessing to someone else. At the end of the day, there is no better feeling than that! I was honored and happily agreed to join their Board of Directors this past year, and am looking forward to serving alongside the amazing group of people who Love the Lord and are committed to serving people ......wherever they are!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Canning Hunger is a top notch, well run non-profit entity. I have on many occasions volunteered my personal time and muscle to assist them in providing meals to at risk families. I have personally helped load and distribute food to needy facilities directly serving citizens of our great nation. We need more organizations like Canning Hunger, as there are just too many of us going hungry!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Canning Hunger is a blessing to tens of thousands of families and individuals each year. It has been an honor to work with Canning Hunger, and to allow my children to volunteer, to help families in need. I pray that the work Canning Hunger does continues to increase and touch more lives than ever.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been an honor and a blessing to have worked with Canning Hunger in a variety of roles over the past 10 years. I am humbled at the effort everyone puts in, from the employees to the thousands of volunteers, to provide support and relief to the multitude of families and individuals in need that Canning Hunger works with. Canning Hunger does a wonderful job of partnering with many organizations to provide assistance in a variety of ways with a multitude of programs available to make helping those in need be as easy as just saying "Yes"

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked for Canning Hunger for (10) years now and Dr. Norm & Scott Whan have been my cheerleader, my mentor, a 2nd father and my critic. (all are good, by the way) But, it's not just me that their heart goes out to, it's the personal attention they give each of our volunteers and those who come into contact with them. Their mission to make God's Kingdom greater is real and their mission to teach about the God we serve is enthusiastic. How much better can it get than this?

1 Stan6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Canning Hunger for over 10 years, first as a volunteer and now as a board member.
All I need to say is this:
Canning Hunger is the real deal.
What you read in the mission statement is exactly what you get.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hunger in America can be eliminated
"1 can at a time". Dr. Norm's vision of the this concept was ahead of its time. Connecting with your neighbors to help those who need it most is so rewarding.
In my workplace I had no idea that there were families in need. The first year Canning Hunger helped 3 needy families. The year after that 5 families benefited and last year 9 families celebrated Thanksgiving, because others donated a Box of Love. Canning Hunger takes no glory for all the hours donated year after year for the collection and distribution of the food, but gives all the glory to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the giving hearts of those who willing give so that other can enjoy a meal, 1 can at a time.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Ray Foreman. I am the Houston and San Antonio Area Coordinator for Canning Hunger. However, I did not start out that way. I was a License Chemical Dependency Counselor for years prior to being introduced to and about Canning Hunger in 2012. My concern at the time was to help as many people possible who were suffering from the disease of addiction, who were hopeless and helpless to find that hope. But in my many years of experience as a counselor, seeing clients who was motivated for change but did not having a stable, supported living environment to go back to. Also, a great number of people who suffer from a mental illness, homeless, incarcerated, etc., has a co-occurring disorder which included substance abuse or self medication. What I wanted to do was something more. Through my relationship and partnership with Canning Hunger, it has enable me to provide a stable, structured living environment while giving the residents and opportunity to regain their self worth. We have grown from being able to help a few to having the ability and the capacity to house as many as 125 residents in Houston and Dallas. Without Canning Hunger I would not be able to do that. Thanks Canning Hunger...,

2 Norman W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I founded Canning Hunger in 1992 and have been blessed to be a part of its history and watch it grow. Canning Hunger has spread to all 50 states and has had over 300,000 people join us in the fight against hunger in America. In addition to providing millions of meals throughout the years, we have one of the largest single Thanksgiving feeding projects in the country called "Box of Love". The tens of thousands of people who participate in "Box of Love"provide meals for over 50,000 families during the holidays.

Our dual approach to serving the hunger issue includes "giving a person a fish and feed them for a day and teaching a person to fish and feeding them for a lifetime". To that end we have developed a program call "Home Team Volunteers" that annually provides over 50,000 on the job training days for men and women in transitional living homes recovering from drugs, alcohol, and other life issues.

These individuals work as volunteers for our corporate partners during their programming. When they graduate nearly every one of them is qualified for employment. The donations produced by their volunteerism has allowed Canning Hunger to provide nearly 24 million dollars to help fight hunger and to keep the men and women on track from dependency to independent living.

4

Former staff

Rating: 5

During my association with canning hunger, I learned both sides of the story. As an addict in recovery, and a budding believer in Christ I was able to get a food handlers card, and learn valuable customer service skills. We worked venues in San Diego, Orange County, and LA. The money went directly into the sober livings that got so many of us back on track. Each and every one of the workers in those booths are working either to rebuild theirs or someone elses lives. Scam? I think not. When you go to a sporting event, concert, Monster Truck or Motorcycle race; the snack bar server very well be someone from Canning hunger.