Feeding Hungry People Builds a Healthier Community
September 25, 2014
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people. Our food bank envisions a time when everyone in our community has access to enough nutritious food to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Feeding America recently released Hunger in America 2014, a national study documenting the role food banks and their member nonprofit agencies play in supporting low-income families […]
For most of us, summer is a time of bounty. Home gardens, farmers markets and roadside stands overflow with delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. However, for many low-income children the end of the school year is nothing to celebrate. For them, no school means no school meals. Across Harvesters’ 26-county service area, an estimated 100,000 […]
The Holidays, Hunger and the Health of Our Community
December 2, 2013
The holidays are a time when many celebrate with traditional foods and special meals. However, as we enter the 2013 holiday season, more than ever people in our community will be challenged to have a meal at all, much less a holiday feast. During this time of year — so often illustrated with the faces […]
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