Meals on Wheels 101 and Service Opportunity

In 2010 there were 57 million senior citizens (defined as over the age of 65) in America. That number is expected to double to 112 million seniors in 2050. This explosive growth is because 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and American life expectancy is at an all-time high. Seniors are the fastest growing … Continue reading Meals on Wheels 101 and Service Opportunity

The Language of Hunger

Aid Programs: Commodity Distribution: A program that provides foodstuffs rather than money or meal distribution. Economic Assistance Program: A program that provides money or credits that can be used to purchase food. Examples include welfare (money) and SNAP (food stamps – a prepaid card good only on certain food items) Feeding Program: A program that … Continue reading The Language of Hunger

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) 101

It’s time again to take a look at one of America’s food aid programs. If you’re interested in the other programs I’ve covered in this series, check out the links! SNAP (Food Stamps) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) National School Lunch Program (NSLP) UN World Food Programme (International) Meals on Wheels (Non-profit, not government program, although they … Continue reading Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) 101

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 101

The Fair Trade Favorites giveaway has ended. Congrats to Twitter follower @berryman_beth! Here’s another 101 quicky introduction to one of the American government’s food programs – the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP. If you’re starting to get confused about all these programs and acronyms, never fear. I’ll be doing a roundup once they each … Continue reading Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) 101