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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.