What do you think of when you picture the beach? Hunger? It’s jarring, isn’t it? Those two images just don’t match up. We don’t want to associate vacation spots with uncomfortable issues like hunger and poverty.
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.