The Institute strives to promote a paradigm shift in the charitable food system from charitable food distribution as an emergency response to a holistic, person-centered approach as a long-term solution to hunger.
We provide access to tools, resources, and educational seminars to promote systemic change. Subscribe to the Institute’s monthly newsletter to receive updates and information on upcoming webinars.
Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger
Katie Martin, the Institute’s executive director, recently published a book Reinventing Food Banks and Food Pantries. The book focuses on a new model for charitable food, one where success is measured not by pounds of food distributed but by lives changed. Katie shares inspiring stories and strategies from around the country with simple steps that anyone working or volunteering at a food bank or pantry can take today. Click here for more information.
The Institute offers consulting services to help food banks and food pantries implement evidence-based programs and conduct evaluations. Examples of our consulting work include:
“We have truly enjoyed working alongside you. You are a compassionate expert and dedicated to making positive change in our communities.”
Tiffany Scruggs, Director of Benefits Outreach and Client Services, Greater Cleveland Food Bank
The Institute is available to present on our research and evidence-based programs at conferences, meetings, and symposiums. In the past year, we presented to the following groups:
The More Than Food framework is a paradigm shift. Contact Katie Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-856-4320 to explore opportunities to partner.