Supporting Food Banks through Pro Bono: The Feeding America Hillshire Brands Partnership by Christine Feiner

April 24, 2014

When you think of volunteering with your co-workers, maybe you think of sorting food at a food bank or maybe even painting a school or planting trees in a park. You might not think of tackling the organizational challenges faced by non-profits.  On Friday, April 11, that is just what a team of Hillshire Brands […]

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Posted by Dan Michel on April 24, 2014 at 4:50 PM in Local Efforts
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Hunger in Alaska by Monica Hake

April 16, 2014

Hunger in America 2014, to be released this year, will be the next iteration of Feeding America’s quadrennial study that examines our network of agencies and the clients whom they serve. Throughout the summer of 2013, volunteer data collectors visited more than 12,000 food distributions across the country and collected more than 60,000 surveys from […]

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Posted by Dan Michel on April 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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From Whole Foods to the Food Bank: Nikki and Bill’s Story

April 10, 2014

In just a short period of time, my family went from Whole Foods to the food pantry. My husband and I never thought we’d end up needing a food pantry – why would we? We both had college degrees and came from middle-class backgrounds. We’d never been in need before. But a series of uncontrollable […]

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Posted by Colleen Callahan on April 10, 2014 at 10:34 AM in Uncategorized
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National Nutrition Month by Leann Grabski

March 31, 2014

Even before conducting the nutritional analysis we knew that our BackPack program had evolved over time and was consistently improving. All of this hard work was validated this week when we got our first look at the evaluation results. We found that our weekend menus were overall doing a great job of providing the nutritional requirements of the children we serve. We were also able…

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Posted by Emily Basten on March 31, 2014 at 4:52 PM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Feeding America’s Diabetes Initiative – Helping Clients Manage their Health

March 17, 2014

By Kim Prendergast, RD, MPP Consulting Project Manager for the Feeding America Diabetes Initiative Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, living with the challenges of balancing the food that they eat to manage their blood sugar. People with diabetes need to choose the right kinds of foods and eat the right amounts at each meal. […]

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Posted by Colleen Callahan on March 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM in Uncategorized
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Nutrition Solutions Working Group and Future of Foods Partnership: Committed To Creating a Healthy Tomorrow

March 13, 2014

By Christine Rivera, Nutrition Manager, Feeding America Diet-related diseases have become epidemic in this country, and they are disproportionately prevalent in food-insecure populations. People living with food insecurity often lack access to the food necessary to help them live a healthy, active life, and consequently more often suffer from diseases like obesity and type-2 diabetes, […]

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Posted by Colleen Callahan on March 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM in Uncategorized
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RDs: Important for Supporting Health, and Ending Hunger

March 12, 2014

By Erin Burch, MS, RD, CDN, Project Nutritionist at Food Bank of Western New York and Sarah Stimpson, RD Nutrition Resource Manager at Food Bank of Western New York Experts agree that Registered Dietitians (RD) are vital to improving the health of the nation, but they are also increasingly important in assisting the food insecure […]

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Posted by Colleen Callahan on March 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM in National Initiatives
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Food Service Training Academy (FSTA): Preparing Delicious, Healthy Meals in New Jersey

March 10, 2014

By Lindsey Kennedy, RD, Nutrition Programs Manager at Community FoodBank of New Jersey and Paul Kapner, Director/ Executive Chef at Community FoodBank of New Jersey With snow in the forecast all too often this winter in New Jersey, we want to give our staff something to look forward to other than messy commutes. What can […]

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Posted by Colleen Callahan on March 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM in Uncategorized
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Fresh Produce by Esther Brown

March 4, 2014

I have to say that seeing their eyes light up at the site of fresh strawberries makes me happy and brokenhearted at the same time. I personally love fresh fruit, and I buy it at the store like I once assumed that every one else did. This learning experience is helping to shape the menus that we create and the types of food items that we serve to the kids. It is also…

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Posted by Emily Basten on March 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Fighting Hunger with Healthy Food

March 3, 2014

Through my time at Feeding America, it’s become clear to me that many Americans have a misconception of what it means to struggle with hunger in our country today. Time after time, I’ve encountered critics who insist that a particular person we serve can’t possibly be hungry because “she doesn’t look hungry to me.” The […]

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Posted by Colleen Callahan on March 3, 2014 at 1:38 PM in National Initiatives
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