The Food Bank’s own research has shown that 70 percent of its clients use multiple methods for getting enough food which includes eating food past its expiration date, growing food in a garden, pawning or selling personal property, and watering down food or drinks.
We’ve responded by taking an interest in the health of our clients. Undernourished children are underperformers in school. Food-insecure seniors suffer worse health outcomes than seniors with regular access to healthful foods.
The result is a new, five-year strategic plan that focuses on these core strategies: