Laura’s report outlines four ways in which emergency food programs can help end hunger by partnering with the medical field to provide their clients more services. Additionally, I provide examples of the best work from my field site placement in Chicago and across the country.
Fact Sheet on Local and Regional Purchase of Food Aid in Niger
Among the best tools available to the US Government to provide urgently needed food assistance to respond to crisis is Local and Regional Procurement (LRP). The 2008 Farm Bill created an LRP Pilot Program and mandated assessments as to whether LRP … Read more
A Rapid Assessment Report on Cash Vouchers for Basic Foods in Yemen
In February 2013, a rapid assessment was conducted in Al Mukha, Mawza, and Dhubab Districts in Taiz Governorate in Yemen to measure the impact of Mercy Corps’ Taiz Emergency Food Security Program (TEFP) at the beneficiary household level and to deepen agency … Read more
Article on the Food Security Effects of Flooding in Cambodia
In late 2011, Cambodia was hit with the worst flooding it had experienced in over a decade. Over 1.2 million Cambodians were affected by the floods. The flooding destroyed the rice harvest, which many Cambodians rely on for their livelihood … Read more
The Charitable Food Assistance System: The Sector’s Role in Ending Hunger in America
On March 31, 2004 The UPS Foundation and the Congressional Hunger Center hosted a National Hunger Forum at The Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Content area experts researched and wrote white papers for review and discussion … Read more
Washington Summer Meals Guide
Washington Summer Meals Guide is an easy to use guide specific to the state of Washington to help recruit more community-based organization in providing summer meals. The guide is an introduction to Summer Meals and highlights best practices from across … Read more
Answering the Call to End Hunger: A Report to the Community on the Minnesota Food HelpLine
Answering the Call to End Hunger: A Report to the Community on the Minnesota Food HelpLine evaluates how the helpline operates and explains how it functions as an important resource for the people of Minnesota.
Advancing Equity within the Emergency Food Provider Network in Maricopa County
Advancing Equity within the Emergency Food Provider Network in Maricopa County examines barriers to accessing emergency food programs in Latino communities in Maricopa County. It contains a synthesis of community interviews, a geographic analysis of food bank and pantry locations … Read more
Food Insecurity Among Children Ages 0-3 in Baltimore City: Barriers to Access and Initiatives for Chang
Food Insecurity Among Children Ages 0-3 in Baltimore City: Barriers to Access and Initiatives for Change explores barriers to food security for low-income families with young children face and provides recommendations for addressing those barriers locally.
Boston Farmers’ Market Incentive Programs: Increasing Access to Fresh and Local Produce
Boston Farmers’ Market Incentive Programs: Increasing Access to Fresh and Local Produce evaluates the effectiveness and impact of coupons as incentives for seniors and low-income shoppers at farmers’ markets.
National Analysis of Ohio’s Second Harvest Food Banks
National Analysis of Ohio’s Second Harvest Food Banks includes a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying guide analyzing the nutritional content of donations to Ohio’s Foodbanks.
The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Allegheny County: Barriers to Participation and Recommendations for a Stronger Future
The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Allegheny County: Barriers to Participation and Recommendations for a Stronger Future identifies challenges that prevent utilization of the FMNP and outlining measures to increase WIC recipients’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.