Kids Summer Meals

Making history with Kids Summer Meals

The Kids Summer Meals (KSM) Program is off and running with one of the busiest summers yet. KSM continues to work to alleviate childhood hunger in the most vulnerable months for low-income families. In June alone we provided 47,447 meals to 4,500 kids who normally rely on free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch throughout the…

Lulu volunteers

Guest Blog: Lulu Fights Hunger

This content originally appeared on Lulu’s blog, and has been reposted with permission. Rising temperatures and sunshine may have you dreaming of your summer getaway. Unfortunately, hunger doesn’t go on vacation. It persists and is a daily concern for too many. Once your back from that vacation, think about offering some of your time to help the…

Franklin Academy volunteers experience sorting potatoes

Guest Blog: Franklin Academy students find love for philanthropy

Rachel Tucker is Franklin Academy High School‘s National Honor Society President. She reflects on her experience volunteering at the Food Bank alongside her peers. Thanks to the recommendation of my Community Service Coordinator, Sara Allen, I and the members of Franklin Academy’s National Honor Society (NHS) had the extreme pleasure of spending three mornings and…

Distributing Water

Nutrition Kitchen: Think Drink

May is Older American’s Month, and at the Food Bank, we aim to celebrate their stories and wisdom while providing help to the 45,000 seniors living at or below the poverty line within our 34-county service area. And that’s not just limited to food. Did you know dehydration in our senior citizen community is a…

Tanyel

’Take this medicine with a meal’

A few years back, staff at the Warren-Vance Community Health Center (WVCHC) in Henderson began noticing a troubling trend at their HIV clinic. Patients who had been doing well, and achieved suppressed viral loads (a measurement of successful treatment), were suddenly taking a turn and experiencing viral load increases. About 200 of WVCHC’s patients are…

Integrity - Food Bank CENC core value

Integrity is at our core

The Food Bank staff and board members live by six core values to effectively and efficiently serve those who are food insecure in our 34-county service area: teamwork, respect, compassion, dedication, fun, and integrity. While every one of these core values is key to the work of the Food Bank, integrity is perhaps the most…