Hunger Task Force invests in emergency food network
Hunger Task Force and our network of partner food pantries weave together a safety net of support for local families. For the past 18 months, this network has operated resiliently through curbside, outdoor and no-contact distributions, and will continue to do so into the fall. Right now, our food bank is providing significant amounts of healthy foods—including freshly harvested Farm produce, milk and cheese—to over 23,000 people each month at local pantries. Pantry visits are expected to climb into the cold winter months, but Hunger Task Force and our partners will work side-by-side to ensure all are served with dignity.
This fall, an extra $500,000 of funding through The Emergency Food Assistance Program was made available to build capacity in the emergency food network so programs could take on more food and operate safely during no-contact distributions. Hunger Task Force invested 100% of these federal funds into our network, purchasing over 600 items including transit vans, refrigeration, freezers, pallet jacks, racking, PPE supplies and tables.