Spring and Summer Shortages

Spring and Summer Shortages

By Amanda Rylott From November to April, thanks to the holiday spirit and the generosity of donors, Compass receives an influx of donations. This is a common occurrence with many local food banks, as the community finds ways to give back during the cold weather. These...
The Importance of Community Connections

The Importance of Community Connections

By Amanda Rylott For the past few years, The Compass’ hard-working volunteers have been using old laptop computers at The Compass. These computers were second-hand when The Compass acquired them and had reached the end of their life, becoming a disruption....
Not Just Food: Availability vs. Accessibility

Not Just Food: Availability vs. Accessibility

By: Amanda Rylott What is your grocery shopping routine? How long does it take you to get to a grocery store? Which grocery stores do you tend to go to? Imagine that the only places to buy food in your area are convenience stores and that you do not have access to a...
The Good Food Box and Healthy Food Accessibility

The Good Food Box and Healthy Food Accessibility

By Amanda Rylott For many low-income community members, maintaining a diet that is rich in fresh foods can be difficult. Processed foods have more calories per dollar than healthy foods, and therefore healthy foods can be out of reach for lower-income families....
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