Monthly Archives: March 2017

Food Banks Becoming a Force for Change

Work of the Community Food Centres Canada is pointing the way for food banks and pantries interested doing more to improve health, build community, and address the root causes of hunger. A new publication, Beyond the Emergency: How to evolve your food bank into a force for changeshares advice, practical tips, and case studies to support groups wishing to create more impact. The chapters are framed by the Good Food Principles – an approach rooted in enhancing health, dignity, and equity in the charitable food system.

Emergency Food, Gardening, and Nutrition Education

A new publication by the Michigan Fitness Foundation titled Emergency Food, Gardening, and Nutrition Education: A Survey of Michigan Food Pantries highlights new findings from a statewide survey of emergency food providers. The report explores the opportunities and barriers faced by emergency food providers related to providing more fresh fruits and vegetables. It also gauges the willingness of providers to implement of specific changes to increase the availability and consumption of fresh produce. In total, the responses of 260 Michigan food pantries are included in the report.