Food banks provide spaces where people can connect and get support, but hunger is a complicated problem to solve and food charity is an inadequate response. Food banks work with high volumes of people who have lived experiences of poverty and are fertile grounds for community development, reducing isolation, and advocacy. Now is a fertile time for food banks across North America to explore the many possibilities for development and evolution.
This webinar looks at the food bank system and innovations that are taking place at both the regional and grassroots level to make food banks healthier, more dignified, and a force for policy change. In March 2017, we hosted a lively conversation between Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank; Charles Jergl, Director of Agency Relations at The Daily Bread Food Bank; and Rekha Cherian who has just joined the CFCC team after seven years managing the food bank at The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto.
Hot off the presses! You can download CFCC’s food bank manual, Beyond the Emergency: How to evolve your food bank into a force for change
Video from the webinar is broken into the following chapters: