Mrs. Anderson* is a 95-year-old Chicago resident. She has resided in the same, sun-drenched high-rise building since 1975. Her sprawling view overlooks Michigan Avenue where the streets are lined with lavish storefronts displaying $1,000 handbags, luxury cosmetics, and fine restaurants.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank, located in Sonoma County, Calif., is one of three food banks piloting the Feeding America Diabetes Initiative, a project funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and aimed at improving the health and wellness of low-income adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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.