9in x 11in
Juvenile Nonfiction: Biography
Food for Hope
By Jeff Gottesfeld
Illustrated by Michelle Laurentia Agatha
John van Hengel started the world's first food bank in 1967 and went on to create a network of food banks through Feeding America.
The concept of getting food that would otherwise be wasted to people who are hungry has spread throughout the world. Gottesfeld's warm text and Agatha's lively art shows that there's no shame in being hungry — the shame lies in how long it took for someone to figure out how to feed people! All it took was one person with a good idea to change things.
"Food is so much more than nourishment. Gottesfeld's inspiring story with Agatha's bright, beautiful illustrations is a reminder of how kindness also feeds us."
— Mollie Katzen, best-selling author of The Moosewood Cookbook and Pretend Soup