In the hunger-relief world, protein can be hard to come by. In fact, protein represents just 1 percent of the donations the Feeding America network receives each year – which makes Cargill’s commitment to Feeding America West Michigan that much more remarkable.
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.
As one of three leading grantees in the Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities program nationwide, Alameda County Community Food Bank has engaged a network of health providers, libraries and schools to collectively address health and hunger issues among low-income and under-served children and their families.
At the Maryland Food Bank, our community kitchen’s mission has evolved over time to address issues in the communities we serve. We implemented FoodWorks, a culinary training program that provides low-income individuals with the skills and certification needed to begin a career in the food industry.
Remarkable programs like Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities fund initiatives that combat hunger as a household problem, acknowledging its effect not only on individuals, but on the shared prosperity and health of whole neighborhoods.