“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.
“In 2013, the last year for which data is available, 15.5 percent of America’s seniors — roughly 9.6 million people — faced the threat of hunger…When mortgage payments and medicine are a priority, there is not always money left for food.”
New weekly series from Gawker features personal stories from people on food stamps and other safety net programs
What do you think about this grocery store concept?
What motivates you to reduce food waste?
Have you ever thought about what role pediatricians can play in the fight against child hunger? A recent op-ed by Cindy McCown, our VP of Community Engagement and Policy, and Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, pediatrician at Ravenswood Family Health Center, talks about how we’re collaborating in East Palo Alto.
Some really good ideas here. On our end, we continue to expand our grocery rescue program which makes excess, unused food from local grocery stores available to neighborhood pantries, shelters and soup kitchens.
Last week, Raley’s announced it will tackle the food waste problem by selling less-than-perfect fruits and vegetables starting in July. Would you purchase these so-called ‘produce rejects’?
Want to know what the real challenges are for people cooking on a food stamp budget? Check out this blog post from The Kitchn.
“The criteria for a meal is any child who comes can get a meal. We want to make sure there is not any stigma attached to this (program).” – Susan Takala, Second Harvest Food Bank Director of Community Partnerships
*** Did you miss our May Social Media Roundup? Click here to read it.