food bank

  • August 18, 2014  

    Roughly one in seven people in the United States rely on food banks or other charitable organizations for basic nutrition, according to a new study by the nonprofit Feeding America. That number includes 25 percent of active military families, and an increased number of adult college students. Deborah Flateman, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2009  

    A new report found that almost 15 percent of U.S. households had trouble finding enough food in 2008. Jeffrey Brown speaks with experts for more. Continue reading

  • November 27, 2008  

    Food banks and charities around the country are experiencing shortages as the economy continues to slide. In a two-part report, Tom Bearden examines how food banks are faring and Ray Suarez talks to analysts about the rising number of Americans using food stamps. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2007  

    This week, business giants Wal Mart and Con Agra announced significant donations to the nation’s food pantries in response to a critical shortage of supplies at food banks across the country this holiday season. Elizabeth Brackett reports on what’s being done to help ease the problem. Continue reading