FRB’s Eric Mattson Reflects on How Sharing Information Can Help Alleviate Hunger

Hearing the statistics on hunger can be overwhelming.  Nearly 1 billion people are chronically hungry.  That is nearly one in seven people!  With that many people hungry will it ever be possible to make a meaningful impact?  Well I wouldn’t be in this line of work if I didn’t believe it was possible to make a positive impact but I also realize I won’t be able to do it alone.  I feel that collaboration is the key.  

We at Foods Resource Bank have a wealth of people working with us to find the solutions.  We come from all different backgrounds, from all parts of the world, and we all bring different talents.  This is great because in development work there is never one solution.  Instead there are many, many ways to create lasting change.  The trick is to find a solution that comes from within the community by being open to new ideas and having access to resources that allow that community to try them out.   

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