A Realistic Way To Start A Food Bank!



Receiving a check, one of many for the year from organizations, for $42,000 USD

My girlfriend Janet Ward started a food bank with a few thousand dollars from a religious leader and a small walk-in closet. Now that very same food bank puts out more than a million meals a year. This is more than a $million US dollars a year worth of food for people who would otherwise starve or partially starve in my region of Massachusetts.

I wrote a bit about it here:

Putting Food On All Tables – Countercurrents


Putting Food On All Tables. in Life/Philosophy — by Sally Dugman — June 29, 2017. High Plains Food Bank, USA. Please note that if you have hungry impoverished people in your region, you can find ways to get financial and food donations from various individuals and groups, such as farmers at markets or at their farms, …

Here we are from Janet’s little start:

Worcester County Food Bank | Home


Welcome to Worcester County Food Bank, the region’s leading anti-hunger organization distributing over 5 million pounds of donated food and grocery product. [And our foodbank has hundreds of thousands of USD$ dondations coming in to keep it strong with all of this started by Janet on a shoestring budget. -E.]

Worcester County Food Bank, Inc. – Feeding America


Worcester County Food Bank and its network nourish healthy people and healthy communities through food distribution, collaboration and advocacy. Join us in creating a hunger-free community. ” Jean McMurray, Executive Director of Worcester County Food Bank. alttext. In the area served by Worcester County Food Bank …

Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger at Greater …


Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger. The Fund to End Hunger awards grants to nonprofit organizations that share the vision of creating hunger-free communities and work towards that goal. The Fund seeks to fund innovative and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger through advocacy and programs …

Worcester MA Food Pantries | Worcester Massachusetts Food Pantries …

https://www.foodpantries.org › Massachusetts Food Pantries

Worcester MA Food pantries and food banks. We have the list of all food pantries in Worcester.

Now, she hired Jean McMurray as her assistant direct and Jean is now the foodbank director. She knows me well. I was instrumental in starting a volunteer farm dedicated to providing fresh vegetables to the foodbank. It’s a nonprofit organization. She also knows of the efforts that my daughter and I have put into our/her foodbank. We go way back in time. …

Community Harvest Project – Volunteer farming for hunger relief


Community Harvest Project is a non-profit farm that engages volunteers to grow fresh fruits and vegetables to provide to those experiencing hunger. Through our volunteer farming programs, education initiatives, and community partnerships, we bring thousands of community members together each year to improve access …

Here’s Jean:

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Now Jean and I had a little chit-chat earlier this week. We both decided that it is unconscionable that children in India commit suicide from starvation and that older people die from it. We don’t like it in Bangladesh or anywhere, especially since it is not necessary.

Suicide By A Hungry Teen In The Times Of $ 1.7 … – Countercurrents


Mar 1, 2018 – Alas, the country is busy over outraging the USD 1.7 billion fraud, and counting, that the Punjab National Bank has complained Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi of committing against it. So she did not get even that. The 13yearold Dalit girl reportedly hung herself after starving for food for two days last Friday …

So if starvation seems a problem to you, you need to find a kind someone who wants to make a nice income working in a food bank. Maybe someone whom you know knows someone else who might like to do this work for an income.

It surely beats out this situation, which mostly involves children:

More than 20 million people are at risk of starving to death. Will the …


Jul 17, 2017 – MORE THAN 20 million people in four countries are at risk of starvation in the coming months, in what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. But the global response to the emergency has been lacking, both from governments and from private citizens. As of Monday …

So Jean said to me for people in India, Bangladesh and elsewhere located in the world to contact:

The Global FoodBanking Network – Empowering the World to Defeat …


Global Impact. The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and its partners seek to nourish the world’s hungry through a united and passionate network of food banking organizations.


[PDF]Global FoodBanking Network – My Rotary – Rotary International


Partnership background. Rotary’s service partnership with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) provides opportunities to work together to create and support food banks around the world. Food banking is a proven solution to two critical global problems: world hunger and food waste. There is enough food to feed the …

Careers – The Global FoodBanking Network


We embrace a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. It is our goal to attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce where all employees contribute to their full potential. GFN seeks humble, service-oriented, and results-driven professionals who can advance our vision of creating a global network of food banks …

World Food Bank™ The Leader in Strategic Food Reserve …


From soil to irrigation, from harvest to transport, from storage to financing, the World Food Bank seeks to integrate all sectors within our global agriculture systems and create a balanced and mutually-beneficial ecosystem that lifts small holder farmers out of poverty and allows for the efficient distribution of food to those who …

U.S. Hunger Relief Organization | Feeding America®


1 in 8 people struggle with hunger in the U.S. Feeding America is a hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of food banks feeding the hungry. Get involved.

India FoodBanking Network


India Food Banking Network offers a food management solution for excess food inventory and helps food businesses to timely save this surplus food products to feed those in need. IFBN recovers this surplus inventory of good quality packaged food from food industry and delivers it safely to Not for Profit organisations to …

I’ll admit it that I get mad when people write articles about starvation and don’t do anything more past that act when so much more CAN be done. Instead, they need to get out of sorrow and apathy. They need to find people willing to be like Janet, Jean, so many others and me to change circumstances if they don’t like them as they are.

So I recommend that people contact these above organizations and see about what they or others who they know can do to support meaningful change. Otherwise, the change will not happen. I can guarantee it.

If you don’t like something — then fix it. It is that simple. If you want a food bank like this one, then make it with the help of the organizations that I cited. (Janet had no help except one person — a Bishop — when she started her food bank.)

Houston Food Bank new warehouse
New Houston Food Bank new warehouse

Sally Dugman is a writer in MA, USA.



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