The Mississippi Food Network isn't a large organization, but it definitely has a large mission. The food bank serves approximately 100,000 people a month and feels a responsibility to not just provide food, but nutrition education as well.
Food Share Food Bank serves Ventura County, Calif., an area rich with fruit and vegetable farms. Unfortunately, the area is also plagued by poverty and hunger. Fresh produce is expensive. The workers tending the farms often can't afford to feed their children the healthy food they help grow.
Arizona is indeed the sunshine state. It has an impressively warm, sunny climate — ideal for producing bounties of citrus, such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. It's only natural then, that St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix takes advantage its surroundings.
This post is provided by Helen E. Costello, MS, RD, LD, Program Manager for Feeding America member New Hampshire Food Bank. March 13 is National Registered Dietitian Day and March is National Nutrition Month.