Jess is a regular volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando. She developed her passion for fighting hunger by volunteering with a group of friends a couple of times a year. Now, Jess has now launched her own challenge to volunteer at all 200 Feeding America member food banks across the U.S.
Outside of traditional volunteer opportunities like sorting and packaging food donations, there are three unique opportunities we offer to our community – volunteering at the Incredible Edible Farm, in Izzy’s Corner, the children’s area of our warehouse or becoming a volunteer captain.
Walking into the 2015 Rural Child Hunger Capacity Institute Launch meeting, I felt overwhelmed and nervous. Overwhelmed by the fact that I was about to be in a meeting for two days with twenty participants from twenty food banks who care deeply about the issue of rural child hunger.
Illuminating Intersections: Hunger and Health is a short, public video developed by Feeding America that creatively illustrates the research and narrative regarding the intersections of food insecurity, nutrition and health.
In July 2014, twenty dedicated store donation coordinators began work at 20 different Feeding America food bank members joining 16 coordinators made possible from Walmart’s 2013 funding. The coordinators’ mission is visit all of their local retail grocery stores to secure more food and groceries.