The mothers, fathers, grands, aunts, uncles, sibs and kids served by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida network of partner agencies are people who usually live with more than just the stress of hunger.
Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) recently hosted the panel discussion “The True Cost of Missing a Meal,” at our Geneva facility to raise awareness of the health consequences many people face due to a lack of access to nutritious food.
"When the opportunity to participate in Feeding America’s initial Diabetes Initiative pilot study became available, we jumped at the chance to address diabetes in the pantries through healthier food options."
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.
Feeding America Tampa Bay discusses its partnership with Mother’s Organics Humus Farms in creating a composting program. The food bank is able to save money in dumping fees and have the unusable produce go to good use.