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US hunger crisis persists, especially for children.
"America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the corona virus pandemic but food insecurity persists especially for children and older adults. Food banks around the us continue giving away far more canned packaged fresh provisions than they did before. The virus outbreak tossed millions of people out of work forcing many to seek something to eat for the first time for those who are now back at work. Many are still struggling paying back. Rent or trying to rebuild savings data from feeding america a national network of food banks in the us shows that its members dispensed far more in the last three months of twenty twenty compared with the same period in two thousand. Nineteen katie fitzgerald. Feeding america's chief operating officer said the networks members are still seeing demand above pre pandemic levels although final numbers for this year's first-quarter anti-eta valuable fitzgerald said she expects the food banks will collectively distribute the equivalent of six billion meals this year about the same amounts. They gave away last year and far above the four point. Two billion meals given out in two thousand and nineteen america's yearlong food insecurity crisis has been felt especially sharply by children who lost easy access to free school meals and all adults who struggled to get groceries or meals that senior centers because they are worried about contracting the virus.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Corona virus pandemic has led to rising food and security across the country this year, according to Feeding America about 54 million people nationwide will not have adequate access. To nutritious food. During the pandemic. Vice president and CEO of Feeding America Katie Fitzgerald tells Fox News. A pandemic is hitting many different people and many walks of life. Yeah, You know, it's sad, Steve. I wish I could say that. We think the situation is getting better. But it's really getting worse. As you said the feeding America network and food banks are consistently reporting on average of 60% increase in the number of people seeking assistance and foreign 10 of those people that show up it lying, say she just talked about Have never had to see this kind of assistance before it Zoe really scary experience for people who want to be working and providing for their families and really struggling right now, Fitzgerald continues. The bad news is it is relentless. We have seen a consistent on average 60%. Increasing people seeking food assistance all across this country is affecting every county in the United States, including rural counties that are particularly hard hit like those around me here in Oklahoma. The good news is there are a lot of things that people can do right now to help with this situation for us, a radio news I'm Timberg. How do you have a Howdy? Welcome.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"The Corona virus pandemic has led to rising food and security across the country this year, according to Feeding America about 54 million people nationwide will not have adequate access. Nutritious food during the pandemic. Vice president and CEO of Feeding America Katie Fitzgerald tells Fox News. A pandemic is hitting many different people and many walks of life. Yeah, You know, it's sad, Steve. I wish I could say that. We think the situation is getting better. But it's really getting worse. As you said the feeding America Network of Food Banks are consistently reporting on average of 60% increase in the number of people seeking assistance and foreign 10 of those people that show up it lying, say she just talked about have never had to seek this kind of assistance before it Zoe really scary experience for people who Wanna be working and providing for their families and really struggling right now, Fitzgerald continues. The bad news is, it is relentless. We have seen a consistent on average 60% increase in people seeking food assistance all across this country. It's affecting every county in the United States, including rural counties that are particularly hard hit like those around me here in Oklahoma. On the good news is there are a lot of things that people could do right now to help with this situation for us A radio news I'm Timberg. We in America should be grateful to God for the blessings he's given us. Don't let anyone tell you. America's best days are behind her way have got to fight for this nation because I believe with all my heart. This nation is, in fact, one nation under God. Welcome back 16 363 11 10 16 363 11 10 our borders full We will stay with phones. It is rapid fire Friday, so we try to move as quickly as we can. We don't been doing a pretty good job. In doing that. So We were all over the country today. Taking Kansas, Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Oregon, Montana. Florida. You've got Texas and Louisiana on the line. That's great. That is really, really good. Hey, listen, Somebody is mentioning to me here that Dan our monthly Donations. You know, So one of our goals on it still is, though I Fool that I am. Don't talk about it like I should. But, um You know, we we would love people to come alongside us to help us stay steadfast in the battles in so many ways. And One of it one of the ways you could do that is $20 a month. Way have people that give all amounts. From $5 on up and some of my very large Some of them are small, but all of them are going to be Matched. Somebody's asking me that And that's that's been, you know, pecking away at our Match, so Just Just so you know, Sure, somebody somebody asked me that and I wanted to Point that out. And our match will last for the rest of the month. Fortunately or unfortunately, Manson what's how you're looking at it, so I don't think it all. I'm hoping that it doesn't make it for the whole month. So we'll look at it. I've had some folks add to it. Over the last week, and we're so grateful for that. Add to the match. In other words, commit to, uh um Gifting so many funds for those that match, so that's been good, and that's been a help. But hopefully Aziz you begin to think of your year and we did all of our year and giving a little bit early this year was actually before Thanksgiving. Because we're expecting a very busy time this December for because of a number of different situations, so we didn't want it to get lost..
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"If they can't give a financial gift to the cove in 19 response, spotted at feeding America got or Or to their local food bank is a great way to give. You can find your local food bank feeding America that or that those gifts do go a long way in helping us procure food helping US paper staff because their volunteer base is really not where it usually is, because of course, people are making big decisions about staying home to be safe equipment that we need cold storage that we need to make sure food is kept. At the right temperatures as we're out distributing in communities. All those things are really you know, the dollars go a long way, and it's certainly food donations are wonderful thing. People can do food drives for those local food banks. And then the last thing I would say is, you know, join our campaign to end hunger. Folks can find out more about that at feeding America dot organ. That's another way to make sure that you know your voice can be added with the voice voices of billions of others who, you know, want. To create a circumstance in this country where no American would go hungry and weedy in America. We don't have a food problem. We have a deep connection problem. So if this is a solvable problem, it just takes all of us working together to make sure that our our neighbors have the food they need to go on another day. I think I can say on behalf of the entire country. Thank you so much for the great work that you're doing at feeding America. Katie Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief operating officer at feeding America, you can find out more and you can donate and help out at feeding America dot or Katie. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you so much. Ryan. All right. And finally, I'm joined by Commissioner Kenneth Totter, National commander of the Salvation Army USA to talk about their holiday fund.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Million. Neil. Wow, we're averaging about 50% increase in our weekly distribution. However, we are worried about the winter months in the early part of 2021 in particular because there are several Major federal programs that will be going away in terms of additional food that's been put into the church will put system as well as some of the benefits that have really helped people kind of keep keeping steady, like the unemployment assistance and the moratorium on addictions and things like that. So we're working very hard. Talking with members of Congress and the incoming Biden administration to make sure that the government is doing all that it can to help people get through this difficult time. I'm joined by Katie Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief operating officer. At Feeding America, You can find out Maura about the organization and all the tremendous work they're doing at feeding America dot org's again The website is feeding America dot or g'kar. I talked to so many different organizations week in and week out and pretty much, all of them have said. 20 twenty's been rough in terms of them being able to come across the resource is they need to do the work that they're trying to do. What have you seen on that front? And this is certainly an opportunity to let people know how they can help. Make sure you can continue the important work you're doing through this holiday season and into 2021. Yeah. So you know what been really wonderful to see has been how much the American public has risen to the occasion here and made private donations from $5 donations to companies or individuals who are have the ability to make very large gifts. Both the feeding America and local food banks, in addition to wonderful gift from the food industry in terms of food that's been donated. We've been very pleased with the level of support that we've received so far, and we've been able to take all of the dollars that have been received in our covert 19 response son and turn them around to local communities and will continue to do that, as we raise those dollars, So we're really pleased about that. I would say, you know, the challenge, though, is that the scale It's so huge. For instance, if you know the gap that we see in the federal commodity food that may be coming from the federal government. That would that would be about $600 billion worth of food purchases. So we're not. We're certainly not raising that kind of money. And so, um, so we would.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Free online resource is archived Audio are mobile app and mortgage. Oh to Lutheran, our DOT or g'kar. Next more music of Advent. This is the hymn of the day for congregations following the one year election, Eri From Concordia Publishing house. This is low. He comes with clouds descending in a setting by Robert Hobby. Oh, So No. Taught by our Lord and trusting in his promises. We are bold to pray Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us. From evil for line is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. And now receive the blessing of the Lord. The Lord bless you and keep you the board may kiss face shine upon you. Be gracious to you and give you peace. Amen. This has been a presentation of Lutheran, our ministries. Welcome to I heart radio communities, a public affairs special focusing on the biggest issues impacting you this week. Here's Ryan Gorman. Thanks for joining us here on I have radio communities. I'm Ryan Gorman and we have some great conversations lined up for you. First I'll talk to Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about what we know and don't know about covert 19. Then I'll be joined by Katie Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Feeding America and Commissioner Kenneth Hotter, National commander of the Salvation Army, Yusa about the need across the country this holiday season..
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on 600 WREC
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"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
"I'm joined by Katie Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief operating officer. At Feeding America, You can find out Maura about the organization and all the tremendous work they're doing at feeding America dot org's again The website is feeding America dot or g'kar. I talked to so many different organizations, weekend and week out and pretty much all of them have said 20 twenties been rough in terms of them. Being able to come across the resource is they need to do the work that they're trying to do. What have you seen on that front? And this is certainly an opportunity to let people know how they can help. Make sure you can continue the important work you're doing through this holiday season and into 2021. Yeah. So you know what been really wonderful to see has been how much the American public has risen to the occasion here and made private donations from $5 donations to companies or individuals who have the ability to make very large gifts both to feeding America and local food banks, In addition to wonderful gift from the food industry in terms of food that's been donated. So we've been very pleased with the level of support that we've received so far, and we've been able to take all of the dollars that have been received in our covert 19 response son and turned them around to local communities and will continue to do that, as we raise those dollars, So we're really pleased about that. I would say, you know, the challenge, though, is that the scale It's so huge. For instance, if you know the gap that we see in the federal commodity food that may be coming from the federal government. That would that would be about $600 million worth of food purchases. So we're not. We're certainly not raising that kind of money. And so, um, so we would encourage people to continue to if they can't give a financial gift to the cove in 19 Response fund at Feeding America got or Or to their local food bank is a great way to give you confine your local food bank. It's feeding America that or that those gifts do go a long way in helping us procure food helping US paper staff because their volunteer base is really not where it usually is, because of course, people are making good decisions about staying home to be safe equipment that we need cold storage that we need to make sure food is kept. At the right temperatures as we're out distributing in communities, all those things are really you know, the dollars go a long way, and it's certainly food donations are wonderful thing. People can do food drives for those local food banks. And then the last thing I would say is, you know, join our campaign to end hunger. Um Folks can find out more about that at feeding America dot organ. That's another way to make sure that you know, your voice could be added with the voice voices of billions of others who, you know, want. To create a circumstance in this country where no American would go hungry and we in America. We don't have a food problem. We have a connection problem. So this is a solvable problem. It just takes all of us working together to make sure that our our neighbors have the food they need to go on another day. I think I can say on behalf of the entire country. Thank you so much for the great work that you're doing at feeding America. Katie Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief operating officer. At Feeding America, you can find out more and you can donate and help out at feeding America dot org's Katie. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you so much, Ryan. Right. And finally, I'm joined by Commissioner Kenneth Totter, national commander of the Salvation Army USA to talk about their holiday fund raising campaign and the need the Salvation Army has worked to alleviate throughout this past year Commissioner Thanks for taking a few minutes to talk to us, and let's start with your plan for the red kettles and this holiday season. Well, thanks so much lying to the opportunity to speak with you about this today. There is no question that since the middle of March, the Salvation Army has seen a tsunami of human need and the Salvation Army has responded. We have served over 100 million meals where in a typical year we don't serve 52. We provided 1.6 million more nights of shelter than we normally would. There have been about 900,000 instances of emotional and spiritual support, and that is going to continue into the holiday season. We currently project about 155% more people coming to the Salvation Army this Christmas. Which will need about 69 folks. So there is no question that there is enormous pressure on the Christmas candle campaign. It's an icon of the holiday season. Everybody knows and loves the kettle. We've been doing it for 130 years. This year. The kettle campaign itself is endangered by several factors. One years people retail locations that which we can place our cattle. We also have a national coin shortage. We also have folks who would normally give that who are actually now this evening services from the Salvation Army rather than giving and there's less travel. So you put all those things together and we have a very challenging situation. So what we're going to do this year is we're going to put his many candles out as we possibly can. Increase the opportunities that people have to get safely and simply either at the kettle's or online. At a typical kettle. You'll not only be able to put coins into the cattle bitch will be able to cap the sign with your phone and making electronic donations will be able to make a donation via Alexa. You can text the word, gentle 291999. Or on top of all of that you can go to a special website that means established. It's called Rescue Christmas got bored, and that location is one in which people can put in their own zip code. They'll be able to find out everything the Salvation Army is doing in their community. If they need help, they can find out how to get it. If they would like to support our work, they could make a donation. I'm joined by Commissioner Kenneth Totter, national commander of the Salvation Army USA. We're talking about some of the.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Katie Fitzgerald says she's never seen a need for food like this year. I think this is the worst food in security crisis this country has faced in the history of food banking in this nation, which is about 40 years old girl says the need for food is even worse now than when the pandemic began. Sudden, urgent and relent Ng need that we see now is not anything we've experienced before. Fitzgerald says congressional action could help. Where we have the greatest need is with Congress taking up another bill, or or the USDA taking additional action to increase Federal commodity food in into the charitable food system. As we're staring at a 50% decline in that food, come January, breaking news and analysis a town hall dot com. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau s government is vowing to spend tens of billions more dollars to help the country recover from the pandemic. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Christiane Friedland says the country is facing its most severe challenges. The second World War, the worst economic shock since the Great Depression, and the worst health crisis is the Spanish flu over a century ago. The cost to date has the federal deficit reaching a record 381.6 billion Canadian dollars This year, however, the government says it could close in on 400 billion of widespread lockdowns return in the coming week or spotted Jeremy House number two Notre Dame wrapped up a spot of the A C C title game by virtue of league shoveling it scheduled Tuesday. Great an open date for the fighting Irish Never before Clemson before they're likely rematch on December 19th Tigers can clinch a spot of the championship game with the victory of Virginia Tech Saturday. Or in the stories of town hall dot com. On Patrick Pause. This is Randy Brown with the Patriot Detroit.
Food bank needs grow
"Food insecurity in the country continues to be dire up to fifty million people including seventeen million children may go hungry this year that's according to Katie fitzgerald the executive vice president of feeding America I think this is the worst food insecurity crisis this country has faced in the history of food banking in this nation which is about forty years old and the negroes as it gets colder winter is coming and he tends to spike during that period of time as people have even fewer resources to pay for heating fitz Gerald adds federal programs that may run out of funds by the end of this month need to be renewed I'm Shelley Adler
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"150, Rhode Island National Guard troops, They returned from a 10 month deployment right in time to celebrate Thanksgiving back home more than 150, men and woman from the 115th military police company. Landed a T F Green Airport Thursday and we're reunited with loved ones at the community College, Rhode Island, 115th was deployed in Southwest Asia and traveled to nine different countries. The assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientists, creating a new challenge for President elect Biden's hopes of negotiating a re entry into the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump just pulled the US out of the pact. ABC is James Longman reports. Iran is already vowing revenge, and this puts President elect Biden in an awkward position. Because the Middle East is already in a tense situation. This pushes the situation there further to the edge just before he takes office. Iran is blaming Israel for the assassination. No comment yet from either Israel or the Pentagon. Before the covert pandemic Feeding America estimated 37 million Americans were food and secure. But as a B C's Andy field reports, that number is now closer to it least 50 million in cities across America, cars, lined football stadiums, schools and warehouses to collect food boxes. We've seen demand on average across the 200 feeding America, food banks sit pretty steadily at about it a 60% increase. And need feeding. American executive vice president and chief operating officer Katie Fitzgerald says she expects the need to grow over the winter months is Americans.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on KOMO
"Out the forecast. It'll be still some wet situations through the morning hours here, some light rain eventually we'll get two healthy son breaks for the afternoon trying out with temperatures. Upper forties the low fifties. Overnight Tonight, chance of maybe a shower or two in some parts of western Washington. Otherwise, partly cloudy temperatures will be in a little forties. Tomorrow. We're off for sunny weather after maybe some clouds, it's does to start hard day. Temperatures again in the fifties Brain back on Monday. That's the latest in the coma. Weather Center stay connected. Stay informed The Northwest's on Lee 24 hour News station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 With the other control spread of the Corona virus vaccine distribution still being planned, limiting the size of gatherings here for the holidays and for the rest of that year that message this morning from infectious disease expert on ABC News contributor Dr Todd Element Right now he's urging anyone who traveled over Thanksgiving to get multiple covert tests in the days ahead. But not too soon. Generally, what we say is that when you're tested the day that you get infected You test negative. We know that from studies, so we generally recommend being tested Maybe four days after the last contact that you've had for a story from overseas protests on the streets of Tehran following the killing of Iran's top nuclear physicist for the story, ABC is Julia Macfarlane Matson for me Today he was the driving force behind Iran's atomic weapons program, the country's most renowned nuclear scientists, as well as a senior officer in that elite force known The IRGC in 2018. He was even named by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a presentation about Iran's nuclear program and 10. Years ago, The Iranian government said that Israel was behind the assassination off four other of their nuclear scientists who were killed between 2010 on 2012. Now Israel has never publicly confirmed or denied involvement in these assassinations, but has always said They will never tolerate a nuclear Iran. An explanation may be behind that mystery of the huge piece of metal found in the Utah desert. It's a 12 ft tall, seemingly metal monolith that left a lot of people scratching their heads. A team of biologists and a helicopter came across the structure recently in an undisclosed desert area of southeastern Utah. But questions quickly arose isn't a Hollywood prop for an art installation? You're one of the magnet test, so I didn't bring a strong enough one. But Not sticking. Those of the attempt. That's David Surber 33, year old former army officer who drove six hours to find the exact location of the object. He thinks the art installation theory is plausible. Eric Dennis ABC NEWS. Since the start of the pandemic Feeding America has seen demand at its network of 200 food banks increased by 60%, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Katie Fitzgerald says she expects that need to grow as the winter months now get colder. What is really important for those folks understand is you are not alone. And you should not feel any shame or embarrassment for what help you may need. Fitzgerald is asking.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on KOMO
"The post Thanksgiving rush begins today for everyone who decided to travel for their turkey. These people are Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Most warm asks. Some say there was little to no social distancing once the plane hit the tarmac. Everyone's getting up. Aziz, you normally would show everyone standing up on top of each other that was on the flight going out on the way back. They were a little bit more compliant. Others concerned about a potential uptick in covert 19 cases. I mean, definitely for people getting together and everyone traveling. It's not great. This Sunday is expected to be the busiest day of travel this week, ABC Selwyn Lopez in Atlanta. Before the Corona virus pandemic Feeding America estimated 37 million Americans were food insecure. ABC is Andy Field says That organization now puts that number a closer to 150 to 50 million in cities across America, cars, lined football stadiums, schools and warehouses to collect food boxes. We've seen demand on average across the 200 feeding America, food banks sit pretty steadily at about it a 60% increase. And need feeding. American executive vice president and chief operating officer Katie Fitzgerald says she expects the need to grow over the winter months is Americans start to choose paying for rent heat? Or food. Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington This is ABC News. Common Use in Seattle. Nine old four's Been busy this morning here overnight hours early morning accidents between Olympia in Seattle. Hopefully things to calm down. John Nelson. LF Komal traffic.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"It. 60% increase in need feeding American executive Is president and chief operating officer, Katie Fitzgerald says she expects the need to grow over the winter months is Americans start to choose Paying for rent, Heat or food? Andy FIELD. ABC NEWS Washington More than 20 Million Americans are collecting some form of government unemployment benefits with no economic relief in sight is Congress remains deadlocked. On a new stimulus package. Now the latest traffic and weather together highways remain in pretty good shape this morning. No accidents or delays to tell you about just a reminder. The Brent Spence bridge is shut down both directions and will be so until the end of December to make sure so make sure to take the appropriate detours. Now, the latest forecast from the advanced industry Weather Center advanced industry would like to say thanks. It's an honor to serve our community during this time and always visit no fear. Dennis Don Kam, It's boys start to the day with temperatures in the mid to upper thirties but the sky is turning mostly clear and actually we're living at sunshine through much of the day. Temperatures end up at 49 tonight Back down to the freezing mark with a clear sky and tomorrow clouds are going to build throughout the day. We'll see a high of 54 rain comes in after 9 p.m. from Your severe weather station. I'm nine first warning. Meteorologist Jennifer Catch Mark News Radio 700 wlw 35 degrees right now News, the service of coolants plus staffing. Remains an issue at area hospitals as the pandemic spread is affecting the treatment of it and other medical conditions Now 90,000 people across the U. S in the hospital being treated for Corona virus, some of them.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"This is WBC news radio on my heart radio station. 87 degrees and clouds in Boston at a 30. Good morning. I'm Charlie Bergeron. Here's what's happening. Over the past few days coronavirus cases in Massachusetts remaining high an average of about 2200 positive cases per day. One big concern is hospitalizations up from 942 on Wednesday to 986 yesterday, 81 communities in Massachusetts now considered high risk for Corona virus infections. Infectious disease expert, Dr Anthony Fauci says we could be in for a dark holiday season. Dr Fauci says it will happen if Corona virus infections continue to rise, told USA Today the country's in a vulnerable position because it's impossible to control surges with current volume of cases. Fauci says he's changed his personal plans over the holidays and opted for a quieter Christmas with his wife like he did for Thanksgiving. He's encouraging people to make the best of the situation and show our love and affection for people by keeping I'm safe. I'm Michael Kastner. There have been 482 new covert 19 cases among students and staff in Massachusetts schools in the last week at data from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Districts reporting 276 cases among students 206 among staff members. This was between November 19th and 25th schools are not required. To report positive cases to the state since the 24th of September when the weekly release of data started about 1600 students and 1000 staff have tested positive for covert 19. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, joining Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and calling for a national mask mandate, Senator Blumenthal introduced a bill in Congress that would encourage states to require mask wearing in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The encouraging masks for all act would provide $5 billion to help states implement mask mandates. Currently there are more than a dozen states that do not have a mask mandate in place. Are Bartlett reporting, Senators Marquis and Blumenthal have repeatedly called on the Trump administration to mandate masks on airplanes and provide personal protective equipment to flight crew during the pandemic. In October, the Senate unanimously passed the ensuring health safety in the skies Act. Legislation that creates I joined to airline task force responsible for developing health and safety recommendations for air travel before this pandemic began feeding America estimated. There were about 37 Million Americans who were food insecure. NBC's Andy Field now tells us that number closer to 50 million in cities across America, cars lined football stadiums, schools and warehouses to collect food boxes. We've seen demand on average across the 200 feeding America, food banks sit pretty steadily at about it a 60% increase. And need feeding. American executive vice president and chief operating officer Katie Fitzgerald says she expects the need to grow over the winter months is Americans start to choose paying for rent, heat or food? Andy Field. ABC NEWS Washington 8 33 consumers being encouraged to keep their dollars local today..
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I'm a line out today. Right? When families come together, You know we're also staying apart. Food is a way that we celebrate in many ways on Thanksgiving this year. Even more families are also further from food than ever before. Important work is being done here in Chicago, of course across the country by feeding America excited to have Executive vice president and chief operating officer for Feeding America. Katie Fitzgerald on Katie. Welcome to WGN. Hi, Jane. Thanks for having me on it's great, great to talk to you and make you well, It's great to have you in Happy Thanksgiving first off, and so Big Happy Thanksgiving from Chicago to you, your family, Of course, all of our listeners as well and at a time like this, you think it is a time to have that conversation so many of us are are thinking about food, having food and I think it's important. Also recognize that this is a time when AH lot of people are having whether it's food insecurity or difficulties during the holiday, and so let's talk a little bit about that. So even though we're all thinking about food right now, on Thanksgiving because of the pandemic, this has been a huge challenge for a long time now. Yeah, so you know, first of all, happy Thanksgiving to you. And all of your listeners and thank you for, um, you know, holding up this issue on this day when when we all are thinking about food and in what was a fool for and what we're thankful for is the fact that people like you are raising up this issue. Yet Food insecurity is country is at an all time high, really tired that we've ever seen it in the history of food banking in this country in our 40 year history right now we have over the past eight. Don't seen the level of food and security at our food banks, a consistently at over 60% new people coming to seek charitable food support and our food based network is distributing on average 50% more than we were distributing before the pandemic, so unfortunately It is a surge that has just never related since the beginning of this pandemic. It's the kind of thing that people don't necessarily think of, or no, it isn't something obvious. You mentioned 60% new people that have never Needed or reached out for this kind of support before, but 40 years for feeding America. You guys have been doing that important work for for a long, long time, but we think of at least idea here. Think of feeding America's as Chicago, of course, by the National Impact 200. Food banks around the country 67,000 food pantries that are part of that network supported and in in sort of the family for feeding America. If you could kind of share with the listeners just a little bit about just how big the impact is that you guys have on a yearly basis. Yeah, So is you just mentioned where the largest hunger relief and food waste network in the country and it is. Truly a network. We are ragtag group of nonprofit organizations, faith based community partners, community based organizations. 200 member food banks that are connected to those 60 plus 1000 organizations and every community. Those 200 food banks served every county in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the National Organization, where I work is really the sister and brother to all of those partners were helping to find food. We're helping to build technologies that support Their ability to help people in need. We raise funding, of course. Three Braves considerable funding for the pope in 19 response and have have put all of those dollars out into the community. And so we're really a support. To the good work that people all over this country are doing and in any given, you know, even before the pandemic, two million volunteers a month would participate in supporting local food banks and partner organizations and extended before I'm sure many listeners are volunteers in the feeding America network of food banks, and it's just a vital community based movement all across this country, and we just never needed Everyone for that. We need him now, and they're really showing up talk a little bit about just kind of the unique impact that coronavirus the pandemic. It's impacted everybody. It's the one thing that we've all had some impacts. Whether it's you know, directly into the jobs in the vocations in the industry. We cover a lot of the The restaurants in the foods and, you know, chefs and all of those personalities, and that industry has been hit harder than than ever as well. And so from feeding America perspective, just as kind of just the food thought process. How has the pandemic really hit the food situation? Hard? Yeah, so absolutely. I mean, we kind of talked about it and think about it. Like a triple whammy is how I turn Come to discuss it. It's on the demand side first. Of course, we talked about that. Where we see this consistent increase in elevated to man. And right now we estimate you know, prior to the pandemic. We are. Their assessment was about 35 million Americans were food insecure. We think that members closer to 50 million now 17 million of whom are Children. It's really interesting just on demand that consumer reports that a study recently and I was Really kind of shocked by this, even one in five shoppers that they surveyed at retail groceries across with country had using food, banker food country since the pandemic started, so we know demand is a big issue. So that's the first thing On the supply side. As as you mentioned, especially those in the restaurant industry know that it's been a rollercoaster and early on in the pandemic because of the sharp increases and conspiracy to man. And the impact on the restaurant industry that the whole food supply chain was a bit topsy turvy as we were all trying to figure out how to take that extra surplus from the AG sector, get it into the charitable sector help shore up food service industry and restaurants who've been hit so terribly hard by this, So we have made some good games is a country in the food supply chain, but it is still A bit more constricted than it was before the pandemic, because we, you know, still see high levels of consumer demand. We know retailers have been stocking up for the surge that we're experiencing in the virus now, and so there's been in worker safety, of course, has sort of Created some challenges there, but we are seeing a better flow of food than we did before the pandemic. And then the third thing I would say is been for us the impact on our logistics and distribution models coach You know, we rely as I said the $2 million insurance a month. We rely on people coming together to help each other, and that means coming toe together to help pick up food and sorted and pack it and distribute it. And so our whole network all across the country has had to find these new low touch. Don't touch food distribution models. You people have seen him on television people dragging their cars through to get food without much human interaction, home deliveries and innovation that we've seen much more of where we're able to get food directly to people cones so So it's in those three dimensions of how this pandemic has impacted our ability to make sure everybody has access to healthy, nutritious food. It is for so many people in so many different ways to have to pivot to get the job done and to support people. That way as well. Feeding America's, of course, the glue that ties all of those food banks and all of those pantries together, I feel, too. It's also the vehicle for whether it's companies or individuals that want to support you mentioned the 2000..
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"S. economy my administration is issuing new federal guidelines that will allow governors to take a phased and deliberate approach to re opening their individual states I've dealt with them now a long time and we've had a great relationship Democrats Republicans the relationship has been good this strategy is based on hard verifiable data the new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the corona virus while holding the line in harder hit locations federal officials warn that some social distancing measures may need to remain in place through the end of the year to prevent a new outbreak with the new coronavirus leaving so many people at least temporarily out of work food banks and pantries across the US are scrambling amid a surge in demand feeding America executive director pick Katie fitzgerald says they've seen about a forty six percent increase in demand at their two hundred food banks since the virus had we made it in America that our network was serving about thirty seven million food insecure Americans are bad analysis for the next six months is that they'll be another seventeen million Americans who will be in need of food assistance meaning the name of the tough enough but the response has been complicated by a virus that requires people to avoid the kind of close interaction typical of food packaging and distribution is it safe to open mail and packages during the pandemic health officials say you should be fine opening up letters from your mailbox or packages on your doorstep the World Health Organization and the centers for disease control and prevention says there's no evidence of it nineteen is spread through mail or parcels but it's still a good idea to wash your.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on KTOK
"Family should ROY this helping their child because of you there is Saint Jude NewsRadio one thousand Katie. Okay. AM k x y FM ninety six point one HD two Oklahoma City. The president travels to the US Mexico border in Texas. I'm Beth Myers. The end the NewsRadio one thousand KT. Okay. News center, speaking in mcallen, Texas today. President Trump said that there is a tremendous flight of illegal immigration, drug trafficking and human trafficking at the US Mexico border. They come across the border, and it's a it's a bad thing. And they drive they just go where there's no security where you don't even know the difference between Mexico and the United States. There's no line of demarcation. They just go out and where there's no fencing or walls of any kind. They just make a left into the United States at the White House earlier today, the president said it would be very surprising for him not to declare a national emergency. If he can't make a deal with Democrats to pay for a border wall. Now, the regional food Bank of Oklahoma says those affected by the government shutdown can receive food assistance at more than thirteen hundred community based partner agencies throughout central. And western Oklahoma food Bank CEO, Katie FitzGerald, says no one should be forced to make a choice between paying their rent or buying food for their family. A list of food pantries is available on the regional food Bank website. A trial date has been set for a former Kingston first grade teacher accused of having sex with three male Kingston high school students forty three year old tasha's McKean was arraigned yesterday in Marshall county district court. She is charged with three counts of second degree rape. Her trial is set for September ninth and a student at a broken arrow middle school was arrested today after bringing a pellet gun to school the student at centennial middle school allegedly showed the gun to another student in a threatening manner. In a statement the district says school administrators located the student immediately after being informed and worked in conjunction with broken arrow police the flu season is in full swing. The state health department reporting today that there have been thirteen. Eighteen flu deaths in Oklahoma since the start of the flu season on September. First the average age of the victims seventy five more than three hundred people have been hospitalized. He apparently was ready for a gun battle. It turns out a man with a gun who was shot and wounded by to Oklahoma City police officers this morning was wearing a bulletproof vest. Police say they tried to stop a stolen vehicle this morning and the pursuit ended in the parking lot of Wheeler elementary school on south east twenty fifth street. They say thirty year old Cody long, straight got out of his vehicle with a gun and ran he refused to drop the gun. And when he turned toward officers police say they fired their weapons, and he was hit. He was taken to a hospital. He is expected to recover. He does have a history of drug and firearm convictions, Tulsa police arrested a man last night who they say shot his father in the back during an argument. The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. Twenty six year old Zachary Larry. Was booked into jail and aided man got a big surprise Tuesday. When he traveled all the way to uconn to allegedly have sex with a fourteen year old girl, he met on social media. Forty three year old Jason c can actually been communicating with an undercover investigators posing as a young girl, and when he showed up at the chapel ridge apartments in Yukon, he was arrested. Ford.
"katie fitzgerald" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Often enough. I don't think you've ever told me that Richard. It's not true. That's why thank you. And that makes more sense. I was I was bad. Sometimes you show up. Sometimes you don't I'm always year. I have no idea what you're talking about. You got some story made up in your. No, no, it's cool because you have a business in town. It is a travel business. It is called a bone Labone voyage. And it is where it has been in the same location for thirty two years Guadalupe station, three twenty eight south Guadalupe street. It's right next door the old Zia diner used to be correct. And you haven't had it for that long. How long have you owned it? I've owned it for two and a half years. Okay. And already decided to expand. And so you'll have to stores now. Lebron voyage to will be though, it's dull. Yes, exactly. It'd be opening on Thursday at the Varga center or excited right next door to Starbucks. So you go in the same kind of between, Starbucks and Santa Fe. Was a diner. But I could be wrong grill grill grill, barring that's right. So those doorways those doorways right in there right in there and straight ahead and to your left this year left right next to it. It was part of what was going to be a Starbucks expansion at one point. I didn't know across across from the clip job, the rock, paper, scissors. I just got my haircut there. Can you see this happen? I I know they did a great job should do your beard too. You know, and that's coming up next the girl that did it said she goes, I really liked beards. I don't leave it. It's fine. Okay. All right. So across from that. Yeah. Right across all, right. It was just a wall. And now there's a glass and metal. And it's coming together. That opens on on Tuesday or Thursday Thursday. Correct. All you're going to have grand opening. You know, we're in. We will we will not not this week. This was kind of put together spur of the moment of the last few weeks. I've been looking at a second located adding a second location somewhere with a little more traffic than than we've got Guadalupe station. Okay. You know, that it sort of just came to fell into my lap on. Really it. Didn't I Katie FitzGerald that runs the the mall of the other runs DeMarcus is she's a Saint, and she is just done a wonderful job over there in she made contact using. I got a storefront. No, your name all of I contacted her and said, hey, if you if anything comes up, it looks like a nice location smaller than what we've got right now. Please let me know. I'd be very interested. She goes you called on the right day. A really, and let's make a deal. Let's make a deal. So we did in two and a half weeks later, we're opening up, and you're going to carry what you're going to carry the entire line that you have in store. So everything will still be available that we carry obviously at one way or the other. We could get it to you. But this is going to be obviously, we don't have the same amount of space. So I'm not gonna fill it up with as much of the large luggage. The that. We've always had that we do. Currently have it the original Lamont way. I show. What do you have in the original bone VR? Joel we have got. So many different items for travel that are so necessary. And we've got what is hot hard cases hard cases are very popular right now, the hardshell cases are super popular. They're very trendy because they're colorful or because they protect your stuff better. I'm gonna go with both on that, Richard. That's what I'm gonna do. I I would say they are they all curl in pink or purple or. Oh, yeah. Silver, bright red. That's fine. Now, they've got they've got a ton of different ones out, and they have become the the more trendy. And of course, everything's got to be a spinner. Now, you've got to have four wheels instead of two, okay? That's the thing. If you didn't see now, we're now we're doing this. And it's it really is helpful to think about your walking onto a plane. So you've got to carry on bag opposed to pulling it behind you. And it not fitting down the aisle pushing. In you and just been pushed it that way. So it gives you all wheel drive options. All right. The actual cases empty the heart case art showcases cases, empty are. They really light. Some are some different some are designed to be the lightest type of bag that you could have some kind of a carbon composite. It is most of them. Are they make him from anything out of some of them are aluminum, some of them are different carbon plast I'd type designs right, but light, but tough tough ready to approve man. Well, you know department is the guys at the airport. I think they've got a game. They try out there. If you ever watch out of your window. They see who can throw your bag the furthest. So. They've got to be tough these days, especially most everything we sell has a lifetime guarantee on them though. And you have any out of the stainless steel. I do not have any stainless steel ones. Unfortunately, not yet. Eight hundred and thirty pounds empty empty. You you won't get on a plane with it. But, you know, get your superhero, it'll it'll be fun to walk around and look at all right? So you got the luggage whilst. Yeah. Everything from travel bags anti-theft. I'm going to tell you the last time on your show. We talked about RFID we did. And how important it is to protect your your credit card. You're all everything has a chip in. And now, you gotta keep that sucker conceal you do because it's all scandal. Right. So, you know, one of the big features is almost every line of handbag, wallet, etc. His all come out with an RFID version. A lot of people travel. You know, we have a ton of international travelers out of Santa Fe, and they come in. And not only do they need help on. What adapters do I take somewhere? It's okay. Are you going to Barcelona? Okay. Well, you know, the last six months they've had they've been exceptionally high with pickpocketing with people coming by and trying to cut the string on your on your purse. So we've got these persons that have a metal insert into it. So that you can't combine snap him anymore. They've got these little locks, but they still look the same as the person's you want to buy that you would travel anywhere with us daily fill stylish still stylish just it's got a little extra for yourself or keep your stuff is your stuff. Keep it. Exactly. Don't let anybody take it. All right. So those are all that stuff is popular, and you have a full range of also of adapters to plug in your phone, and all that kind of stuff absolutely organizational tools for people where they're going, and whether you know. Because the phone plug is, you know, is not universally should be. But it's not not no. Nope. So you come in. And you know, we've we've been all of them for all the different countries everywhere, you're gonna go. All right. And so you'll have nicest Orman at the new store, absolutely. Liberal boy, I'll do exactly next to Starbucks right next door to Starbucks. All right. A why now why now white I guess because she had it available in. She wanted to get rid of in media deal. But going into the holidays that factor into it. In fact, you know, I'm busy. We're all busy. Can I staff it up, which is also a big issue in Santa Fe? I was I was blessed with an a former employees that had left and gone off to school in Hawaii. It all at the same time. She had come back and said she popped in the store one day and said, hey, I'm I'm moving back in a month. And I said, oh, great sorry, obviously filled your job, but, you know, stay in touch and two weeks later, I had this deal on the new place, and I called her. I said are you still coming back to town and she is at the store right now. So we're excited. She'll be the manager of that location of exactly right. So that it's still family business to my mom's involved. She's she's a nurse. She's handles the books. She.