J. Peter Clark

In early times, the poor and widowed were given the privilege of gleaning—going through harvested fields to find overlooked grains. Now it means finding value in discarded and leftover food and putting it to good use.

More than 40 million lb of food is distributed to hungry people each year through the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s facility on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The 268,000-sq-ft food bank and training center opened in 2004.This article is about some of the organizations that are working effectively to feed hungry people and how they do it.

America’s Second Harvest
America’s Second Harvest—The Nation’s Food Bank Network was formed in 1979 to provide the food and grocery industry a single point to which u…

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