tagged w/ Food Bank
When Kellogg's dumped its endorsement of Michael Phelps after a photograph surfaced of the Olympic gold medalist using a bong, the company was stuck with thousands of boxes of cereal featuring the swimmer's image.
No problem. The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, made short order of the already-printed and filled boxes, donating two tons of cereal to the San Francisco Food Bank late last month.When Kellogg's dumped its endorsement of Michael Phelps after a photograph... more
A new study concludes that the economic crisis is having devastating effects on some New Yorkers, especially children. The report, titled "Child Hunger: The Unhealthy Return On Missed Investments," was released by the Food Bank and found that one of every five children in New York City (50 percent higher than the national average) lives in poverty and that one of every four children requires assistance from emergency food programs. The Food Bank reports that it helped feed 397,000 New York families in 2007, a 48 percent increase from 2004.
Link to the report: http://www.foodbanknyc.org/index.cfm?objectid=D42B3E4D-3048-651A-20BA8E06F5EF6544A new study concludes that the economic crisis is having devastating effects on some... more
Here's two really nice moments from my interview with Joyce Rothermel, the CEO for the Greater PGH Community Food Bank, which didn't make it to the rough rough cut that I posted earlier.
Hey everyone, Here's two really nice moments from my interview with Joyce... more
This is an interview with Joyce Rothermel, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank since 1987, which distributes items to 11 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
This is an interview with Joyce Rothermel, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community... more
When Mike Aversa hunts deer in the forests of New Jersey, his kill doesn't end up in his freezer but at the local food bank. This pod, by vc2 producer Adam Kaufman, explores the unique way that Mike, his local butcher and the food bank are feeding the homeless.When Mike Aversa hunts deer in the forests of New Jersey, his kill doesn't end up... more
What does hunger have to do with poverty? A child who is unequipped to learn because of hunger and poverty is more likely to be poor as an adult. Many adults who receive assistance from Food Banks have to choose between buying food or paying rent. Many senior citizens who receive assistance from food banks have to choose between buying food or paying for medication. (America's Second Harvest - hunger statistics www.secondharvest.org )
Clearly, one small part of getting rid of poverty is feeding the hungry. Helping your local food bank is a good way to combine resources and help your community thrive.
I'm starting a food drive for the SF food bank, and I'm going to show you how easy it is to do it. I will be posting updates regularly on this month-long event.
I'm interested in finding out how YOU contribute to the poverty solution. Post your responses below!What does hunger have to do with poverty? A child who is unequipped to learn because... more
"The thieves scaled the 30-foot-high walls of the 30,000 square-foot building to remove the panels, which were installed in 2005 at the cost of $400,000. " (source: San Jose Mercury News)"The thieves scaled the 30-foot-high walls of the 30,000 square-foot building to... more
America's Second Harvest is a network of food banks across the US. Not only do they provide free food for families to take home, they also assist disaster victims with food supplies.
35 million Americans are hungry (meaning they do not have enough food in their home to feed every person adequately...NOT "hey I could go for some pizza right about now")
31.6% of all households served by the America's Second Harvest Network have had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care.
With every one dollar you donate to the food bank, they can provide NINE dollars in food (source: San Francisco Food Bank).
They have a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and 98% of their budget goes to programs, the rest goes to administration and fundraising.America's Second Harvest is a network of food banks across the US. Not only do... more