USDA volunteers harvest food for a local food bank during a gleaning event in Clinton, MD.
Food banks around the country have engaged in a friendly competition all month long to get the most food donors to sign up as participants in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, with the food bank that signs up the most donors to be honored in an event hosted by the Department of Agriculture. We are now extending the deadline for the competition to September 15th.
If you are still on the fence, maybe the experience of one of our Challenge partners will convince you. Read more »
My family spent Thanksgiving morning at the D.C. Central Kitchen, where we helped prepare dinners for the homeless and needy in our nation’s capitol. While some might describe our act as ‘giving to others,’ truth is that it was a gift to us. I want my children, aged 10 and 11, to understand that not everyone has what they do and that we need to care about others and serve our community. We all had a blast, by the way, and it made this Thanksgiving one of the best ever!
This is not a soup kitchen, but a centralized kitchen facility that prepares around 4,000 meals daily which are delivered by a fleet of trucks to partner agencies like homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics, and after school programs. Read more »