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Reinventing food banks and pantries : new tools to end hunger / Katie Martin.

By: Martin, Katie, 1969-Publisher: Washington : Island Press, 2021Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781642831535Subject(s): Food banks -- United States | Food security -- United States | Food reliefLOC classification: HV696 .F6 | M37 2021
Contents:
Introduction -- History of Food Assistance Programs -- A Paradigm Shift in How We Talk about Hunger -- A Welcoming Culture -- The Dignity of Choice -- Promotion of Healthy Food -- Connection to Community Services -- The Vital Role of Volunteers -- Evaluation: What Gets Measured Gets Done -- Structural Inequalities and Systems Change -- Equity within Food Banks and Pantries -- New Partners and Community Food Hubs -- Conclusion: Take One Step.
Summary: "There are more than 60,000 hunger-relief organizations such as food pantries and community kitchens in virtually every community in America. Katie Martin thinks they can be run better, providing both a more dignified, healthful experience in the short term and more effective solutions in the long term. Her approach focuses on the needs of clients rather than volunteers. Straightforward changes such as allowing clients to pick their own food rather than handing it to them or varying food options week to week can a make significant difference. So too can connecting clients with supportive programs such as job training and nutrition education. This book is intended for professionals and volunteers involved in charitable food, offering an effective guide to improve their organizations and practices"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Curiosities: Food & Gratitude
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Introduction -- History of Food Assistance Programs -- A Paradigm Shift in How We Talk about Hunger
-- A Welcoming Culture -- The Dignity of Choice -- Promotion of Healthy Food -- Connection to Community Services -- The Vital Role of Volunteers -- Evaluation: What Gets Measured Gets Done -- Structural Inequalities and Systems Change -- Equity within Food Banks and Pantries -- New Partners and Community Food Hubs -- Conclusion: Take One Step.

"There are more than 60,000 hunger-relief organizations such as food pantries and community kitchens in virtually every community in America. Katie Martin thinks they can be run better, providing both a more dignified, healthful experience in the short term and more effective solutions in the long term. Her approach focuses on the needs of clients rather than volunteers. Straightforward changes such as allowing clients to pick their own food rather than handing it to them or varying food options week to week can a make significant difference. So too can connecting clients with supportive programs such as job training and nutrition education. This book is intended for professionals and volunteers involved in charitable food, offering an effective guide to improve their organizations and practices"-- Provided by publisher.

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