Posts Tagged ‘BackPack Program’

A Profile in Community by Eddie Oliver, Gleaners Food Bank

August 1, 2013

Clara has short, thinning hair which doesn’t quite match her age. It’s clear that she isn’t in good health but her frail appearance is overshadowed by the strong emotion she displays when talking about the struggles of her family and friends, like Danielle. “I know she goes to bed hungry just so those kids can eat. I go to bed hungry so my kid can eat. That’s just what you have to do. What choice do you have?” Clara says as she walks up the steps with the meals she received from the Gleaners’ Summer Meals for Kids Program. With tears in her eyes, she turns and says to the volunteers, “You all don’t know how much this means to us. I don’t know what we would do without it. Thank you.”

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Posted by Emily Basten on August 1, 2013 at 10:33 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Getting Personal with the BackPack Program. A guest blog by Jen Hutchinson

September 28, 2012

Jen Hutchinson is the Youth Programs Manager at the Vermont Foodbank I am starting my fifth year of managing the BackPack program for the Vermont Foodbank, and to be honest lately have been pretty caught up in the details. I have been thinking a lot about what new products we will put in the bags, […]

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Posted by Dan Michel on September 28, 2012 at 4:36 PM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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From Sunshine to Roses: A Lesson in Backpack Operations by Kelli Davis

September 25, 2012

C&S Wholesale Grocers sponsored a peer-to-peer mentoring program for BackPack programs. The participants got to visit with a mentor who is running a successful program. Kelli Davis of the Bay Area Food Bank visited the East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, Texas and wrote about her experiences.

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Posted by Dan Michel on September 25, 2012 at 9:59 AM in Local Efforts
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No Peas, Please. A guest blog by Sharon Alexander

September 4, 2012

Sharon Alexander, is the Development Coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and NE Pennsylvania and we asked her to write about Pack ‘Til They’re Back

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Posted by Dan Michel on September 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM in Local Efforts
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Pack ‘Til They’re Back Client Story: Destiny and Qualan

December 20, 2011

Pack ‘til They’re Back is a holiday campaign intended to raise awareness for the children who rely on the Feeding America BackPack Program. Over the course of the holidays, Feeding America will share the stories of families served by their local BackPack Programs. Last week, you learned about Donna and her girls, a Missouri family […]

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Posted by Nola Akiwowo on December 20, 2011 at 10:53 AM in Living with Hunger
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A BackPacks Giving. By Rachel Kramer.

December 19, 2011

Rachel Kramer, a second cohort member of ConAgra’s Child Hunger Corps initiative, writes about how Feeding America San Diego kept spirits alive for a local school district over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Posted by Nola Akiwowo on December 19, 2011 at 3:18 PM in Local Efforts
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Pack ‘Til They’re Back Client Story: Donna and Family

December 13, 2011

Pack ‘til They’re Back is a holiday campaign intended to raise awareness for the children who rely on the Feeding America BackPack Program. Over the course of the holidays, Feeding America will share the stories of families served by their local BackPack Programs. Last week, you learned about Margarita, a grandmother struggling to raise her grandsons. This week takes us to a family served by the Second Harvest Community Food Bank.

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Posted by Nola Akiwowo on December 13, 2011 at 5:55 PM in Living with Hunger
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Pack ‘Til They’re Back Client Story: Margarita and family

December 6, 2011

Pack ‘til They’re Back is a holiday campaign intended to raise awareness for the children who rely on the Feeding America BackPack Program. Over the course of the holidays, Feeding America will share the stories of families served by their local BackPack Programs. Last week, you learned about Wanda, an Indiana mother struggling to raise […]

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Posted by Nola Akiwowo on December 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM in Living with Hunger
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Pack ‘Til They’re Back client story: Wanda

November 29, 2011

Pack ‘til They’re Back is a holiday campaign intended to raise awareness for the children who rely on the Feeding America BackPack Program. Over the course of the holidays, Feeding America will share the stories of families served by their local BackPack Programs. Last week, you learned about Kay-cee, a young girl whose family struggles […]

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Posted by Nola Akiwowo on November 29, 2011 at 1:54 PM in Living with Hunger
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Pack ‘Til They’re Back client story: Kay-Cee

November 15, 2011

Pack ‘til They’re Back is a holiday campaign intended to raise awareness for the children who rely on the Feeding America BackPack Program. Over the course of the next two months, Feeding America will share the stories of families served by their local BackPack Programs. This week takes us to a family served by the Greater Berks Food Bank.

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Posted by Nola Akiwowo on November 15, 2011 at 3:25 PM in Living with Hunger
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