Farmer Feature: Veggies For All -AmpleHarvest.org

Farmer Feature: Veggies For All, a project of the Maine Farmland Trust. Interview of with Sara Trunzo. As part of out continuing Farmer Feature Series, today we’re featuring an incredible program in Maine called Veggies For All which is project of the Maine Farmland Trust. Veggies for All […]

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SNAP Challenge Conclusion

Each week, the Feeding America food bank network serves 5.4 million individuals. More than half of the households served report at least one person employed during the last year, according to the Hunger in America 2014 report. This is unacceptable. Whether they’re stretching a tiny budget (sometimes choosing between food […]

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Food Waste – A Missed Opportunity Part 2

Food Waste – A Missed Opportunity – Part II Note: you can read Part I of this topic here. “Finish what’s on your plate – kids are starving in Europe.” That’s what I heard over and over again as a child, it’s what helped inspire the creation […]

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SNAP Challenge: Part 4

How do you explain to your child that even though they are very hungry, there’s nothing for them to eat? This a reality faced by millions of Americans. I’m very lucky that it is not my reality. But, after spending the last 5 days taking Feeding America’s […]

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SNAP Challenge: Part 3

SNAP Challenge: Part 3 The shopping is done, the company is gone, and so a week of eating on $4.50 a person per day has begun.  If we don’t have what we need to make it 5 days straight then we’re not going to have it. The […]

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SNAP Challenge: Part 2

SNAP Challenge: Part 2 Ok, we still haven’t started. I guess I don’t feel ready. How ridiculous is that? I’m still not “ready” to feed my family on $4.50 a day per person. For real people this isn’t a game and it’s not a choice. I realize […]

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SNAP Challenge: Getting Started

SNAP Challenge: Getting Started For Hunger Action Month, my family and I are taking Feeding America’s SNAP Challenge. We’re going to try to experience what it’s like to eat on just $4.50 a day per person like many of our fellow citizens who rely on the Supplemental […]

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Hunger Action Month: Get Involved

Hunger Action Month: Get Involved By Jennifer Gilmore September is Hunger Action Month, an impactful time when organizations across the nation unite to urge individuals to take action. As community members, businesses and government, everyone has a role to play in solving hunger and getting food to […]

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The Reality of Hunger in America

In August 2014, Feeding America published the results of it’s annual Hunger In America survey. You can read the full report here or watch a short video with the key findings here. The results–which knocked us flat on our faces–set the tone for the beginning of September which […]

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Food Pantry Friday

It’s Food Pantry Friday!  Notice what’s missing in this photo from a recently registered food pantry…Fresh produce! There are nearly 7,000 food pantries listed on www.AmpleHarvest.org – each and every one of them would love to receive and distribute extra produce from your garden to help nourish […]

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