Volunteer Food Brief

Volunteers are an essential part of many food pantry operations. They often do a variety of tasks including collecting, organizing, and distributing food. Managing volunteers is challenging.  Organizations often struggle with high turnover, continual training, and language barriers between volunteers and clients. The 2019-2020 Ralph W. Voorhees Fellows examined the role of volunteers in pantry […]

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Technology Use in Food Pantries

Food banks and pantries are increasingly turning to technology such as GPS tracking, logistics software, and database management to manage food inventories, client records, and governmental reporting. The 2019-2020 Ralph W. Voorhees Fellows identified a set of digital technologies that food pantries use today.  Read the Food Brief

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