A Murphy Family Thanksgiving Tradition

At 7 years old, Ian Murphy told his family he wanted to run his first food drive. Today, at 22, his food drive tradition continues to thrive. Murphy is now a Senior at Miami University in Ohio.

Understanding Food Insecurity Among Native American Communities

25% of Native Americans, more than double the national rate, experience food insecurity. In Indigenous communities, 35% of children are food insecure (Feeding America). 18 of the 28 Native American counties in the United States were found to have high food insecurity (Move on Hunger). Many Native Americans live in food deserts, worsening food insecurity

Thanksgiving Thank You from the Food for Others Team

FFO Community,   Just when we thought circumstances would change for the better, they became worse for many in our community. Those that were back on their feet, are now struggling again to put food on their tables.  This renewed concern and uncertainty brought many things to light, including how incredibly lucky we are to have

Dynamic Duos: Featuring Jane Polzer and Wil Sanders

Welcome to Dynamic Duos! Dynamic Duos is Food for Others’ newest Blog Series, featuring incredible volunteer partnerships. Jane Polzer and Wil Sanders are the perfect example of a Dynamic Duo. They are volunteer extraordinaries, passionate about food security, working together to serve clients.   Polzer and Sanders work as Ticket Pullers. Ticket Pullers are responsible for

Introducing Robert Farrell, Our New Board Chair

“I jumped at the chance.” This is how Food for Others’ new Board Chair, Robert Farrell, felt when he first learned we were looking for a new chair. Farrell has been a member of the Board for 5 years, initially joining in 2017. He was appointed to Board Chair at the October 2022 Board Meeting

Message from Annie

FFO Community,   The Food for Others team is truly amazed by the passion and support of this community. Through the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the unknown implications of inflation, this community has remained steadfast in their dedication to our neighbors in need. As advocates of food access and equity in our community, the Food

Labor Day Reflections: Hear From Board Member, Arnoldo Borja

When we think of Labor Day, what first comes to mind might be the end of summer barbecues or that final pool party, but Labor Day is also a reminder of the important role of labor in our society. The Department of Labor explains that Labor Day was established “when labor activists pushed for a

The Food Justice Movement and Farm Workers

If you’ve been following along with our Food Justice series, you may be excited to hear that we’ve reached the third aspect of food justice – Justice for farm workers. “Farmworkers are an essential part of our food system, yet one that remains unseen. They work long, hard days, handling dangerous equipment and chemicals all

A Message From Executive Director Annie Turner on P3’s 10th Anniversary

Dear Power Packers, Words cannot express my gratitude for your service to the children in our community throughout the years. Your commitment to the students we serve is truly admirable. Because of your diligence and blood, sweat, and tears (yes, we’ve had all of these), you’ve ensured that 25,000 students didn’t go hungry over the

Sustainable Steps

What is a sustainable food system? How can we change our existing food system to make it more sustainable? These are the questions food justice leaders ask themselves in their work to build a sustainable food system. Sustainable food systems are the second element of food justice work according to the Brooklyn Law Center. The