It’s the beginning of feeding America and food banks across the country are taking a scoop out of hunger. The Yuma Community Food Bank is ready to do just that.
CEO Mike Ivers, with the Yuma Community Food Bank said, “This little second grader comes up to me and says…mister…I took all the money out of my food bank and I want to feed a hungry child. That’s what I’m talking about that’s what I see in Yuma.”
Hunger Action Month is an opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our effort to feed more American’s than ever before.
Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference during hunger action month. Together, we can solve hunger.
Ivers talks about how the Yuma food bank use to be a paper plate factory and shares with us a story that a person wrote him about their family.
Ivers said, “I have a family of three. Myself, my spouse and a son. I’m the only person who is gainfully employed. My husband is dying. My son is autistic and epileptic so we survive on two fixed incomes and I cry all the time. The stories of people how could I not cry.”
Yuma is ranked number two in the nation for the nutritional quality of food that is donated.
This year the Yuma Community Food Bank ranked number four among the 199 food bank members by investing over 94% of operation expenses in fulfilling its mission.
Yuma also ranked number eight on the national front when it came to the top percentage of individual donors and helping build a solid foundation of support.