High Plains Food Bank

Thanks so much to Tina Brohlin of High Plains Food Bank for stopping by High Plains Morning this week to remind us about a great event that helps fight hunger in the Texas Panhandle.

The Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) is hosting an “Empty Bowls” event Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in each of its high school cafeterias to raise money for Kids Cafe, a Feeding America program that is offered by the High Plains Food Bank.

Thanks so much to Stephanie Price for stopping by High Plains Morning this week to remind us about the PPHM Open House, celebrating the holidays like it's 1890s.

Thanks so much to Tina Brohlin of High Plains Food Bank for stopping by High Plains Morning today to remind Dalhart area residents about the enrollment event for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) this Thursday, August 29 from 9-11AM at the Good Samaritan Dalhart (104 Denrock). The event will allow eligible seniors age 60 and older to receive a monthly food box beginning in September.

Thank you so much to Tina Brohlin of High Plains Food Bank for coming on High Plains Morning today to share information about their 6th Annual “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign that's going on now through May 20th. The campaign kicked off Monday, April 22nd with an initial $3 million donation from Walmart to Feeding America.

Thanks so much to Joyce Knight, the Resource Development Director & Volunteer Coordinator at Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle, for stopping by High Plains Morning today to share information about their 20th Annual Salt & Pepper Luncheon that’s happening next Thursday, March 21st. For tickets and info, visit their website. They’re also on Facebook.

Here are the details:

High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank  is in crucial need of financial donations, reports MyHighPlains.com.

The food bank is asking for money to prevent a $300,000 summertime shortfall. The bank is traditionally known for collecting cans. But this summer they’re asking for monetary donations.

High Plains Food Bank

High Plains Food Bank  is in crucial need of financial donations, reports MyHighPlains.com.

The food bank is asking for money to prevent a $300,000 summertime shortfall. The bank is traditionally known for collecting cans. But this summer they’re asking for monetary donations.

Lauren Koski / amarillo.com

Wills Elementary in Amarillo has been harvesting produce alongside the brick buildings of the school. And now those fruits and vegetables are going to a good cause, reports Amarillo.com. The food will help refugee and low-income families feed their families. The program is part of a partnership with the High Plains Food Bank.

A new study has found that one in seven residents of the Texas Panhandle struggles to put food on the table regularly. The report was compiled by a Chicago-based nonprofit group called Feeding America. The Map the Meal Gap study found that 16 percent of those living in the Texas panhandle are "food insecure," according to Amarillo.com.

The Farm Bill: Everybody has an Opinion

Jul 23, 2013
http://ecowatch.com

The farm bill is fraught with opposition.  Some want the bill to stay intact, some want nutrition separated, some want stricter requirements to obtain nutrition assistance, and one blogger wonders if misperception is what’s driving the SNAP debate. 

This week Growing on the High Plains will begin a series about a great garden place in Amarillo that produces food for those who need it.  We'll meet Cara and Justin Young, two energetic young people who are helping to bring community efforts, nutrition know-how, and garden harvests to hundreds of adults and children in the Texas Panhandle.