Friday, October 10, 2008

More People, Uneven Food Supplies Yield “Feeding Frenzy”

At a time when the number of hungry in Texas and across the nation is rising, food banks are facing diminishing returns from many traditional donors, writes Foodlinks America.  

“Warehouse donations are essentially flat,” explained JC Dwyer, state policy coordinator for the Texas Food Bank Network.  

“Manufacturers now have a large salvage after-market [...] and large corporate brands have abandoned their scattered, charitable giving of the past,” said Dwyer. Many of these companies are now telling food banks "‘don’t call us to ask, because we have a system to determine when and where we give.’"

Based on national trends, food banks expect a 7% drop in donations from large corporate sources in the coming year. 

1 comment:

EE said...

Thanks for elevating the discussion of hunger. Good job. I added your link to the blogroll at http://hungerrelief.tyson.com
Ed