At the water cooler and at after work dinners, many food bankers have felt that the cultural shift that has occurred at the food bank means that our mission is at risk. Although publicly we announce the number of people we are serving, inside the organization, decisions are made from a corporate approach to the bottom line. It’s a way of thinking that is just plain wrong to our success – the faulty belief that cost cutting must occur everywhere and anywhere, despite the millions of dollars in the bank.
This article, written from the perspective of food bankers, succinctly describes this phenomenon. Even more surprising is that we are not alone and this is endemic to food banks across the country. Please take a moment to read “Food Banks Feed People, Why Don’t they Fight Hunger?”