17 07, 2014

The Problem with Getting Seconds


By Nicole Harris, Summer Food Service Program Supervisor    That's me at one of our summer feeding sites! These days most of my time at work isn’t actually spent at the Food Bank. Instead I’m in the car—my mobile office if you will—driving from one summer feeding site to another. From June through [...]

The Problem with Getting Seconds2014-07-17T15:46:45-04:00
11 06, 2014

Kids Summer Meals: Ready to Serve


“A community has got to take care of itself. If we don't do it, who will?” –Pastor Faye Coates School’s out, and that means we’re gearing up for our Kids Summer Meals Program. We’re busy ordering food and packaging it into breakfast and lunch meals to be distributed to our partner agencies. We’re also working hard [...]

Kids Summer Meals: Ready to Serve2014-06-11T16:18:45-04:00
5 06, 2014

Kids Summer Meals: A Program to End Summer Hunger


For the thousands of children who rely on the free and reduced-cost meals at school, summer vacations can seem like a daunting prospect. When they should be anticipating fun and adventure in the warm season, many are worried about where their next meal is coming from instead. For them, no school means no meals. But [...]

Kids Summer Meals: A Program to End Summer Hunger2014-06-05T12:33:50-04:00
22 05, 2014

Safeguarding Seniors


This post is part of a series on Older Americans Month. We encourage you to raise awareness and join the conversation by sharing this post with your friends and family to help the more than 43,000 seniors who struggle with hunger in our region. “It’s hard to be old. It’s harder to be old and poor. [...]

Safeguarding Seniors2014-05-22T17:35:41-04:00
1 05, 2014

Seniors Forced to Forgo Food Needed to Stay Healthy


After a lifetime of contributing to society, over 43,000 seniors in our 34 county service area are living on fixed incomes that often force them to choose between paying for healthcare and buying groceries. We meet many clients at the soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters we serve who are attempting to live—during what should [...]

Seniors Forced to Forgo Food Needed to Stay Healthy2014-05-01T11:35:48-04:00