Friday, January 30, 2009

Finding New Ways to Reach America's Hungry

A recent article points out that food pantries and soup kitchens are beginning to think about the way they deliver food to America's hungry. The story points out that operating a food pantry during regular business hours prevents many working poor from being able to pick up food. High overhead costs are also a large factor in running a traditional soup kitchen. In the article, the President of D.C. Central Kitchen speaks about how he sees the current situation. It seems mobile food pantries may be the future. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas already has a mobile pantry delivering food using a refrigerated truck. Changing the business plan of organizations like this will not happen over night, but it is good to see charities thinking out of the box in order to serve as many as possible. We will watch to see how it plays out in the future.

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