Empty shelves mean empty tummies! Help fill the shelves at the ICS Food Bank during the summer months when food supplies decrease dramatically. School will be out soon and we will be experiencing an increase in the number of families and children coming to the ICS Food Bank for food. You can help make sure [...]
NEWFANE – Denise Noble has visions of a refrigerator bursting with dairy and fresh produce, and shelves overflowing with boxes of cereal, canned goods and personal care items to meet the increasing needs of First Baptist Church of Newfane’s Food Pantry. It’s not easy feeding the rural poor. “What we see here are the elderly, [...]
With summer just around the corner, local food banks are running low. Joanne Santucci, executive director of Hamilton Food Share, an organization that distributes food to local banks and gets 80 per cent of its supplies from the food industry, said there is a lull in food donations across the city. “Traditional food sources like [...]
HELP WITH A CLICK: Purchase any of the specially marked General Mills packages with Outnumber Hunger codes. Submit your codes from the packages. Enter your ZIP code and select your local food bank to help make an impact in your own community.
Most chapters organize a food collection/donation drive at some point during the year, with November and December being the peak months for collections. The folks at Feeding America (formerly Second Harvest), the organization that coordinates the important work of the nation’s food banks, has provided us with the following “Tips for Food Drives” to help [...]
Food and Grocery Donations Each year the Feeding America network of member food banks distributes over three billion pounds of food and grocery products to hungry and needy Americans in communities across the country. Whether you are interested in donating a truckload of onions, several pallets of close-to-code granola bars, a tote of frozen vegetables, [...]
An important resource of food for Feeding the Valley is provided by community food drives. The following are some tips for conducting a food drive: · Publicize your event with flyers and posters · Set a poundage goal; we will weigh the food you collect and give you totals as we receive the filled barrels [...]
If your school is planning a food drive for the weeks ahead — or anytime — here are some fun ideas you might use… Promote the Food Drive: Besides the usual flyers, you might have local grocery stores provide brown paper bags for students to decorate. In the weeks leading up to the drive, baggers [...]
Kindness idea #138: ‘Collect Canned Food for a Food Bank’ will hopefully inspire you to do kindness today and everyday.