On a sunny Thursday in May, the twin Michigan cities of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are hosting two very different events. A golf event at the new course in Benton Harbor, and a mobile pantry in St. Joseph.
There are public programs in place to help feed children during the summer, but according to USDA, these programs are only reaching 3 million of the 22 million children who receive free or reduced-price lunch during the school year.
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.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed to providing 4 billion meals to those who need them from 2015 to 2020 through grants and food donations from our Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs and distribution centers.