Tight budgets, limited volunteers, finite donations, and the short turnarounds required between receiving fresh foods and distributing them to families in need can be challenges in addressing the issue of hunger – and doing so with nutrient-rich foods. Source: Why Canned Food Drives Alone Won’t Solve America’s Hunger Crisis
by Laurie Welch / firstname.lastname@example.org BURLEY | Brittany Breezee filled a shopping cart full of food Tuesday to take back to her five children, ages 18 months to 16 years. She was one of hundreds of people who came to the food pantry at Mountain View Christian Center in Burley. About 300 families come regularly, Read More
Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization has released Map the Meal Gap 2015, which finds that food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the nation. According to the report, food security in Idaho has not been improved by a more robust economy.
Ken says he remembers the moment well. He was flabbergasted. He was upset. Even working full time at a local call center, the bills were piling up. A stroke of good luck had led to Ken’s wife getting an interview with a local daycare center. But that feeling of luck was short-lived. Ken and his Read More
By ALI TADAYON email@example.com Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a six-part weekly series looking at poverty, homelessness and hunger in eastern Idaho. Rebecca Ristrem sees hoards of the hungry every day. As the eastern Idaho branch manager for the Idaho Foodbank, a donor-supported nonprofit with food distribution centers in Boise, Lewiston and Read More