Addressing Food Insecurity Through Public | Private Partnership

Congresswoman Kathy Manning Visits Second Harvest


Working to ensure that all citizens can access the healthy food they to live their best lives takes strong, focused, cross-sector partnerships. Consider this: For every meal a Food Bank like ours provides, the federal nutrition program called SNAP, for short, (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and known more widely as Food Stamps, provides nine.


Let’s say that again: For every 1 meal a regional food bank like Second Harvest provides, SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) provides 9. No one organization alone can fully address the very significant challenges and consequences of food insecurity; and that includes the federal government. That’s is why we always welcome the opportunity to meet with our elected officials and, this week, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Eric Aft and Food Bank team members appreciated the oppo