Hunger-Relief Organization Joins 19 member Food Banks and Feeding America® to Collaborate on the First-Ever Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute
God’s Pantry has been selected to be one of 20 Feeding America member food banks to join the Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers. This is the first institute ever created to focus the entirety of its programming on finding solutions to better serve children struggling with food insecurity in rural areas of the country.
The organization will partake in a year-long effort to develop a framework and tactical strategy to implement across Feeding America’s entire network of 200 food banks and more than 60,000 feeding programs, in which God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member.
“It is such a privilege to be selected as one of the recipients of the first-ever Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute grants thanks to C&S Wholesale Grocers,” said Marian Guinn, CEO of the Food Bank, “Rural hunger affects 43% percent of the clients we serve and we are excited to work with other members of the Feeding America network to find innovative solutions so that no child in Central and Eastern Kentucky goes hungry, no matter where they live.”
Gina Goff, senior director of community involvement at C&S said, “We are excited to help enable further discovery about an issue that can affect many of the areas we serve. The location of families struggling with hunger should not impact their ability to find adequate support, we hope this Rural Child Hunger Capacity Building Institute will help local food banks better reach their rural clients.”
The Institute will launch at Feeding America network member Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha, Nebraska from March 16 – 18, 2015.