Even as the first food bank in the state, I doubt our founders could have predicted how food insecurity would increase and the challenges we would meet along the way.
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The projected number of food-insecure people has increased to 756,000 neighbors, with 253,000 being children. That’s approximately a 38% increase.
"Since COVID-19 our small pantry alone is feeding approximately 50 families per week – a 40% increase from our usual number of families."
The urgent need of the people in our 34 counties has been unprecedented—and so has the Food Bank’s response.
Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a prestigious accomplishment, and we are proud to join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance.
The census is not only an opportunity to empower our community — it is also an opportunity to help ensure our friends and neighbors have access to food.
The fresh food and recipes Madison receives at the pantry allow her to make healthier decisions in her weekly meal planning.
The Food Bank’s history includes many great employees who all made an impact. But only one can say they’ve dedicated three decades to the Food Bank.
Hunger is complicated and evolves based on many different factors, and the Food Bank must do the same.
The three main goals are to provide more nutritious food to the community, create an environment that is supportive of healthy choices, and help clients feel confident in preparing and consuming healthier foods.