In Oregon alone, 20 regional food banks, and 950 local agencies are involved in distributing food to those in need
And, it’s not nearly enough. 25% of the state’s populace are receiving food stamps, and many of those are children.
Maybe we can’t solve intractable problems of hunger and food insecurity in America, but we certainly could do much more to help to improve the lives of many that would also benefit society as a whole.
It’s not a solution to hunger but it’s an important way to help those in need, and reduce food waste.
David Korten, author, and co-founder of Yes! magazine shares his views on the importance of building local, community-based economies.
David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule The World, minces no words about the dangers our capitalist system poses to democracy.
When you sit down to a meal, do you ever wonder where the ingredients come from?
September 16, 2011 Many neighborhoods throughout urban and rural America do not have access to fresh food and day-to-day living essentials within walking or a short driving distance. Many of these areas are known to be a food desert. Over 23 million people live in food deserts. An idea to help bring food to some […]
Many of us may have succumbed over the years to fast food – it’s cheap and it’s, well, fast! But there are alternatives…
In a land where people wore jeans, boots, and rancher hats all year round – I stuck out like a sore thumb. And I didn’t give a damn. 10 miles east of Melstone, Montana, a stiff wind barreled into my path. The air was hot – yet it felt fantastic. Excerpt 11.
We would do well to listen to what Rachel Bristol, longtime CEO of the Portland Food Bank has to say on the subject of poverty and food insecurity in the U.S.