What’s On The Menu For May

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There’s a lot happening this month with food! Here’s more info: May is… National Salad Month National Mediterranean Diet Month National Strawberry Month National Egg Month National Salsa Month National Hamburger Month National Barbeque Month   May 1-7: Drinking Water Week May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day May 1: National Lemonade Day May 2: National […]

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Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

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It’s always fun to find new ways to incorporate more fresh foods into your diet – and today’s recipe for grilled cauliflower steaks definitely hits the spot! We like this recipe by Erin Clarke! (Original recipe can be found here: https://www.wellplated.com/grilled-cauliflower-steaks/) Recipe for Grilled Cauliflower Steaks: Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Total: 25 minutes […]

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Food and Community

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We’d like to share with you a story from one of our partners that is working to address food security and food justice issues in Brooklyn, NY. Allilsa Fernandez’s words illustrate our mission of bridging the food gap to build a food security oasis for communities struggling with food insecurity issues. Food has a powerful […]

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Pop Up Food Pantry Program

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Welcome to the Dog Days of summer. I hope you’re safe and cool.   We’ve spent the last couple of months expanding our reach to neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity. We started 2020 with an intention to help food desert communities by educating them about access and preparation techniques for healthier foods. We were […]

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Food Justice is Social Justice

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  Moving forward toward our new normal is going to be a process not an event. In some parts of our country flattening-the-curve is beginning to pay off. As the conversation moves towards relaxing physical distancing measures we believe it’s important to take thoughtful measured steps. It will likely be many months and maybe years […]

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Feeding Our People From The Ground Up

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This is no April Fool’s joke. Our 2 week quarantine has been stretched by another month and we really need to be ready for an even longer period to be mandated. According to the US Department of Agriculture, there are no food shortages in the supply chain. However, we’re seeing empty shelves at all public […]

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Food Pantries and Coronavirus

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I wanted to check in with you to let you know Kelly’s kitchen is working to close the gap for our neighbors that are having profound difficulties preparing their household for social distancing or quarantine.The ripple effect that occurs when food hoarding and social distancing becomes our new normal, prevents the least fortunate and most […]

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Is your pantry prepared?

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One of my favorite sayings is “it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”. Our kids heard it so much growing up all I had to say was “it’s better” and they knew the answer to the question, “Why do I have to take my coat?’ […]

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What is a food desert and what can we do about them?

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A community that is more than 10 miles from a grocery store is considered a food desert. In these areas convenience stores and fast food restaurants move in to create food swamps. Food is available, but most of it is processed and fried, and is high in fat, salt and chemicals. These same “bad” foods […]

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Food Security

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The United States Department of Agriculture defines food security as access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life. In 2019, 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure, that’s over 40 million people. Let’s dissect that a little, of the 40 million, 12 million are children, 8 million are people with disabilities, […]

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