Setting a Healthy Foundation: The National Produce Program

March 14, 2012

At Feeding America, the health of our clients is something we have always taken deeply to heart. Increasing the access of nutritious food to struggling Americans is a top priority of the food bank network. Unfortunately, many nutritious foods are highly perishable.  Promptly getting these important goods to those in need can be as complex as securing them.

To address this problem, Feeding America established the National Produce Program to increase the food bank network’s capacity to handle fresh foods. This initiative has grown substantially, making produce the largest category of food handled in the network. 

Over the last several years, Feeding America has nearly doubled the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables sourced throughout the network of more than 200 food banks and 61,000 agencies. During this time, mothers, fathers, children and seniors across the country have received more than 2.2 billion pounds of produce.

To learn more about hunger in America, please watch our Hunger Prevention Montage video below, and visit Donate Your Voice for a list of ways that you can help lend your voice for the 17.2 million households in the U.S. that are currently struggling with hunger!

Posted by Nola Akiwowo on March 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Deff. all for this all about supporting america feeding unpriviliged family’s for real!

Posted by Richmond Bradshaw | March 14, 2012 at 10:34 AM

We need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! our community is starving not to mention dieing a slow death and no one seems to care. Over half of this community is on meth and the other half are children who need nutritius food because their teeth are all rotting and falling out along with their parents. We served 1700 Hot Meals this winter season that is only 12 dinners. All we get are donations throughout the summer months so that we can do this in the harsh winter months and we need a lot more help. Our pantyies are all but empty and our bank account is dry!!!!!!!! Please if anyone out there hears this can you by the Grace of God help us before its to late. God Bless you all for all of the wonderful help that you do for so many but our little community could sure use a hand up too right now.
Blessings To You All
Candy Tanner
Founder/Cordinator for the CCFHMM
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship “Hot Meal Ministry”

Posted by Candy Tanner | March 14, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Candy, what community do you serve? We have food banks that serve every county, and one could maybe help out the CCFHMM. You can use the Food Bank Locator to find your local food bank and reach out to them with questions.

Posted by Nola Akiwowo | March 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I live in Lyon county,Mn im 6 months pregnant , physicaly disabled with scoliosis and siotic nerve issues , my other half got laid off and currently isnt having any luck finding a new job , welfare is refusing to help with food stamps and tell people to go utilize a food shelf that only helps with one box of food once a month that is not enough to support two people and get enough nutrition to my unborn child so he can grow and gain enough weight . and yet welfare gets away with this every day because they know poor people cannot sue because they dont got money to hire a lawyer and pay the filing fee.

Posted by Rosann | April 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM

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