Posts Tagged ‘Child Hunger Corps’

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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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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Focused on Food │ By Hope Pascoe

November 22, 2013

If it is this hard for me to sit down and focus for 30 minutes before lunch what would I do if I knew there was no lunch coming? During my two years in Missouri I have set a lot of goals for myself. I want answers to these questions, reasons for the actions being taken, and most importantly I want to make sure that no kid in our 16 counties has to feel those hunger pains on a regular bases again.

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Posted by Emily Basten on November 22, 2013 at 3:58 PM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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The Show-Me State

November 8, 2013

Sikeston, Missouri is the farthest north cotton grows, the home of the throwed rolls, the beginning of southern hospitality, and my new home. Moving to a new place is always a culture shock. You ask for a pop and they say soda. The people can dress differently, think differently, eat catfish spaghetti, and get dirty in their supped-up monster truck on purpose. Diversity exists in everything we do. This is especially true when you are looking to solve a problem.

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Posted by Emily Basten on November 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Home Is Really Where the Heart Is │ Mya Price

November 5, 2013

As I conclude my first month at God’s Pantry Food Bank, I know that my two-year journey on the road to finding ways to alleviate child hunger has just begun. Before my role as a Child Hunger Corps Member at God’s Pantry Food Bank, I didn’t realize how food insecurity affected so many people in Kentucky and even in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky.

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Posted by Emily Basten on November 5, 2013 at 8:35 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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What Lies Ahead by Ava Martine Young, Lowcountry Food Bank

September 9, 2013

My dedication to youth programming and community food security is stronger than it has ever been, and I am ecstatic that I was able to move the needle towards progress on these issues in my community.

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Posted by Emily Basten on September 9, 2013 at 11:35 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Pieces of the Puzzle by Mae Nash, Bay Area Food Bank

August 9, 2013

My work with Feeding America has helped me understand that every individual and organization has a role to play in ending hunger. No matter your background or the career path you’ve chosen, I hope you realize you are an important piece of the puzzle to end hunger.

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Posted by Emily Basten on August 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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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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A Sustainable Future by Eddie Oliver, Gleaners Food Bank

May 20, 2013

The final day of training, after we had done all our technical learning, we gathered in a circle on the floor to reflect. We shared our achievements, personal goals, and praises for the group as a whole. It was incredibly moving for me to experience the genuine sense of accomplishment and pride we shared with each other. In my, albeit limited, experience, love of this kind is rare among co-workers. I never felt more fortunate to be a part of Cohort 2 than I did in that moment, and it reminded me that there has undoubtedly been a greater purpose to our work than our ability to send our programs off into a steady and unwavering future…

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Posted by Emily Basten on May 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM in Local Efforts, National Initiatives
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Good bye to our first Child Hunger Corps

August 3, 2012

The Child Hunger Corps is a national service program designed to increase the capacity and capability of food banks to execute programs targeted towards the alleviation of child hunger. The objective of the program is to increase the number of nutritious snacks and meals served to children in need in local communities across the country. […]

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Posted by Dan Michel on August 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM in Local Efforts
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