Beyond Bread: Healthy Food Sourcing in Emergency Food Programs

This guide features resources and information about innovative programs for healthy food sourcing implemented by organizations around the country.

WhyHunger’s National Hunger Clearinghouse’s new program guide, Beyond Bread: Healthy Food Sourcing in Emergency Food Programs is now available. Be the first to explore resources, model programs and information about innovative emergency food projects at the grassroots level that are successfully and creatively finding ways to source healthy, fresh foods.


The guide will provide examples and inspiration for emergency food providers to expand or strengthen their current programming, forge new partnerships and collaborate with others to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. Together, we can strengthen local and regional food systems and transform the emergency food system into one where fresh, nutritious food is available to all.

Organized by chapters that delve into specific programs and components of healthy food sourcing — such as produce acquisition, community engagement & innovation, changing organizational culture and more — users can focus on the sections most relevant to them or read the guide in its entirety.

Organizations featured include the Food Bank of Central New York, Northwest Harvest and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, among others.

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