food banks

In London, food banks feel the strain

May 20, 2014
As government welfare cuts take effect in Britain, food bank use increases.
Posted In: food banks, London

Part III: Hungry for savings

Apr 3, 2014
Walmart donates billions to anti-hunger initiatives. Some of those efforts benefit its own employees.
Posted In: Walmart, food banks, Food, hunger, poverty

At food banks, digital donations go farther

Nov 28, 2013
While food banks would never turn away that can of about-to-expire lima beans, those donations come with a lot of overhead.
Posted In: food banks, Charity, fundraising, homeless

Charities count on Thanksgiving dollars and volunteers

Nov 25, 2013
Donations of time and money during the holiday season can replenish the volunteer corps and the coffers of non-profits all year long.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, food banks, philanthropy

Donated deer meat falls at Georgia food banks

Jan 22, 2013
Tough economy has more hunters keeping more of their take for themselves.
Posted In: donations, food banks, venison, deer, meat, hunting

Turkey giveaway programs say donations are down

Nov 20, 2012
One agency fills the turkey donation gap with free chickens instead.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, turkey, food banks, Charity

Drought hits bread basket's food banks

Aug 1, 2012
Food banks across the plains are being hit with a triple whammy -- fewer donations from farmers, a decline in donations from the federal government and an uptick in demand.
Posted In: drought, food banks

Discount stores edging out food banks for goods

Nov 24, 2011
Food producers are increasingly selling their mislabeled and soon-to-be expired goods to discount stores instead of giving to food banks.
Posted In: food banks, dollar store

Nation's food banks stretched thin

Nov 21, 2011
Food pantries and soup kitchens are seeing increased demand from the needy. At the same time, food prices are rising and charitable donations are down.
Posted In: food insecurity, food banks