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Archives - March 2011

March 31, 2011

Food Stamp Challenge - Buying Groceries

Here are the groceries for the first week of the month-long Food Stamp Challenge.The total bill was $24.59. I know if I run out I still have .49 for something (nervous laugh).  

Do you have any ideas how I can do better next week?? I sure could use the help.

Groceries March 31March 31 Grocery Receipt

 

Posted by David Davenport - 03/31/11, 11:52 AM

 

March 30, 2011

Food Stamp Challenge: The Anti-Super-Size-Me Campaign

Can't Afford Food Prices Diet

I have had the opportunity to meet many amazing people since arriving at Second Harvest Community Food Bank (SHCFB) in early March. If I have not had the opportunity to visit with you in person, then I am hopeful for that chance in the near future. That said, I will warn you up front – I like to jump right to big issues, complicated challenges and even more complex solutions. I am not shy about discussing the changing face of hunger in our community, the impact of the rise of energy and food prices and what our Partner Agencies and their clients are experiencing across our 19-county service area. I believe that when it comes to ending the physical and emotional pain of hunger that nothing is impossible, nor should we as members of a community accept that hunger is either inevitable or unsolvable. 

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Posted by David Davenport - 03/30/11, 03:50 PM

 

March 29, 2011

St. Joseph Scouts Contribute to the Hungry

Thank you to the awesome St. Joseph Boy and Girl Scouts who successfully collected 12,000 pounds of food at their annual Scouting for Food Drive held on Saturday! Click to read more about these wonderful kids!

St. Joseph Girl Scouts

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Posted by Staff - 03/29/11, 08:01 AM

 

March 24, 2011

The Meal Gap, our Challenge and Collective Calling...

Meal Gap Logo

Today Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization, released a landmark study designed to quantify and shed light on the gap between the total number of meals available in a community and the number of meals needed for all residents to live a healthy lifestyle. 

This important study has serious implications for the 19 counties served by Second Harvest Community Food Bank. Considering the many ways people access food in our area: retail purchase, SNAP (Food Stamps), Free/Reduced Lunch at schools, Food Pantries, WIC (Women, Infants and Children program) etc, the “Map The Meal Gap” study indicates our communities struggle with a staggering meal gap of approximately 8.8 million meals a year.

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Posted by David Davenport - 03/24/11, 11:00 AM

Local Business Leaders, Local Eaters: THANK YOU

On Tuesday, March 22nd, glasses were raised and forks were busy as the St. Joseph community 'ate out' in droves for both lunch and dinner to help our hungry neighbors. Click on title to read about our great success!

Dine Out Against Hunger Logo

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Posted by Staff - 03/24/11, 08:25 AM