What Is SNAP and Are You Eligible?

Food is a basic need that millions of Americans struggle to afford. Oftentimes, people face hardships that could strike any of us, such as a family health emergency or an involuntary cutback in work hours, and could benefit from receiving some support to make ends meet. 

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How the Mobile Food Pantry is Helping to Fight Hunger

When most people think about the ways that we fight hunger in our communities, one thing that comes to mind is their local food pantry — and for good reason. Food pantries are essential in the fight against hunger for the nearly 40 million Americans facing food insecurity, and increasingly, they’re becoming mobile entities. In fact, of the 200 food banks in the Feeding America network, 170 had already set up mobile counterparts by 2016. Just as a traditional food pantry is a distribution center that delivers food directly to those in need, think of a mobile food pantry as having the same benefits and goals — only it’s on wheels.

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What is a Mobile Food Pantry?

Food pantries are vital lifelines in the fight against hunger across America. Increasingly, pantries have been going mobile to deliver healthy food directly to areas that have high levels of need. So just what is a mobile food pantry, and how does it work? 

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3 Ways to Distinguish a Food Bank from a Food Pantry

With an estimated 37 million Americans experiencing food insecurity in 2018, both food banks and food pantries are crucial components of efforts to reduce hunger across America. Although they work together cohesively to feed the hungry, the two terms are often mistakenly used interchangeably. But in fact, there are some key differences between a food bank and food pantry. Here are three ways to distinguish between these two pivotal components of the fight against hunger.

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Hunger Relief: How to Feed Your Family

Food insecurity can become a problem for people from all walks of life. Unforeseen life circumstances can take a toll on family finances and result in a lack of financial resources for food and the need for temporary hunger relief. If you’re having a hard time feeding your family consistently, know that you’re not alone. Last year, an estimated 1 in 9 Americans were food insecure—which translates to more than 37 million Americans, including more than 11 million children. If you and your family aren’t getting all of the nourishment it needs to thrive, here are four ways you can find hunger relief: 

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Food Banks vs. Food Pantries: What's the Difference?

Food banks and food pantries are both pivotal components in the fight against hunger across America. But what you may not realize is that the definitions of the two are not interchangeable. So what’s the difference between a food bank and a food pantry?

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