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Welcome to a food climate where wheat prices have climbed 37.6 percent since early June, and global food prices have risen 6.2 percent since last year.
With the 2012 drought and increasing craziness in national climate patterns we may experience shifting food supplies that in turn will affect the food bank’s operations and our clients.
It is estimated that 46 million Americans face food insecurity today, with over 200 million adults and children living in overweight or obese states.
The Capital Area Food Bank strongly disagrees with the notion that “growth in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is being driven by politics as usual.”
According to findings from Feeding America, the House could cut an additional $11.5 billion in SNAP funds.
As summer continues to heat up, so does the broader conversation on domestic hunger issues and securing access to fresh, nutritious food for all Americans.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 16 million youth face “food insecurity” year-round.
If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, you can have each mile of your daily walk, bike to work, or morning run energizing you and the Capital Area Food Bank’s programming.
Whenever Partner Distributions Coordinator Daniel Nat-Davies feels overwhelmed by his day-to-day agendas, he thinks back to people and especially families he’s met.