Insights on solutions and contributors to hunger, and the lives of Americans in need from Feeding America and network food bank staff and guest contributors.

Red Gold product donation
Monday, Oct 24 2016
Red Gold was founded on the idea of helping to supply food for the troops in 1942 and we are continuing our commitment to caring for communities through the ‘Crush Hunger’ campaign.
Volunteers distribute disaster relief boxes.
Monday, Sep 26 2016
Through all of this, I can’t help but think about the fine line between having enough and going hungry. Of people affected, some were already food insecure, some may have never been and many were probably in the middle – able to provide for their daily needs but not for the financial impact of disaster.
Disaster relief boxes
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
The damage done to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB) was unprecedented, and it occurred at a time when its community needed it most. Its recovery was made possible, in part, because GBRFB had incredible support from the power of the Feeding America network to help it recover quickly enough to take immediate action.
Flooding in Baton Rouge affected the food bank
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
Floods ruined the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s warehouse, but hey quickly reorganized and one week later they were back to serving their community.
Flooding in Baton Rouge affected the food bank
Wednesday, Aug 17 2016
Feeding America is working to mobilize pre-positioned relief supplies and other product to flooding victims in Louisiana.
Food repacked from the repack machine.
Tuesday, May 10 2016
Owning and operating a repack machine in a dedicated space is rare, and affords the food bank operations staff an opportunity to rethink their business model from solely a distribution organization to a processing and distributing facility.
Volunteering for disaster relief
Wednesday, Oct 21 2015
On any given day, UMCOR volunteers from as far away as Michigan, California and Maine can be found packing relief kits for shipment to war-torn countries, installing handicap ramps at local homes, reading to schoolchildren, and cleaning apartments for the elderly in Baldwin, pop. 2,375.
Katrina Relief
Thursday, Aug 27 2015
Ten years ago, we achieved the highest level of teamwork that I had ever seen. It was during that time that Hurricane Katrina, once a Category 5 hurricane, had stalled on its projected turn to the Florida panhandle and targeted the coastal areas in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Gail 300x300
Tuesday, Feb 3 2015
Miss Gail, as she is known, says it was tough for her to turn to a food pantry at a local Baptist Church. She never imagined that her family could ever face the threat of hunger.
 

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