Kelly’s Kitchen has partnered with Portlight Strategies in an effort to support disability, aging, and other organizations working to support healthy feeding initiatives throughout the country specializing in feeding those disproportionately impacted. Sign up for our newsletters below and check out our blogs for more information on these efforts.
The Covid-19 Pandemic poses a unique challenge for all of us, especially those living in food-insecure places. Additionally, people with disabilities and access and functional needs are disproportionately impacted as well. Access to caregivers, medication, and healthy, quality foods has become incredibly difficult. Kelly’s Kitchen and our partners are coordinating an effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Food insecurity is widespread and rampantly affecting our global community. Kelly’s Kitchen has brought together disability rights leaders, emergency management officials, and food manufacturing experts to support food pantry efforts around the country serving people with disabilities and others disproportionately impacted by the effects of this disaster.
Kelly’s Kitchen is coordinating with local disability and food stakeholder groups along the gulf coast to create and support a Feeding Bridge to survivors who can not travel to their local food pantry or have special dietary needs.
Our team is organizing efforts to ensure a safe solution to bridge that last mile through no-contact deliveries of hot meals and shopping bags filled with groceries catered to a person’s needs and situation.
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Kelly’s Kitchen is in contact with disability and food stakeholder groups along the gulf coast preparing to respond to Category 4 Storm Laura.
Impacts are expected to be severe from Laura, who is currently making landfall. Storm surges up to 15 feet are imminent. Flooding is expected to cause power outages, extreme property damage, and force people out of their homes for an extended period of time during a pandemic. Kelly’s Kitchen and our partners are readying our supplies to help mitigate impacts on survivors by attending to healthy feeding operations.
If your organization is interested in creating a food bank, maintaining an existing food bank, or is actively involved in healthy feeding efforts to your community we want to support you!
Our hands-on instructional classes and accountability groups will give disadvantaged parents and community leaders and influencers the knowledge to provide healthy meals to their families and encourage healthy eating in their communities.
Kelly’s Kitchen Accountability Classes will guide participants through various cooking exercises to make the best use of ingredients to produce nutritious home-cooked meals.
Interactive cooking lessons
Grocery shopping techniques
Fruits, Veggies, and raw food preparation
Weekly meal planning
Having a garden outside your door can decrease your food costs by $20 to $50 per week. You don’t have to be a master gardener to grow what you enjoy eating. Below are 4 easy steps to get you on your way to growing your own food.
Determine what you want to grow. Check with your local county extension office to find what grows best in your area. Start with herbs and vegetables that don’t need much attention.
Clear the ground of debris, weeds, and roots.
Food Deserts have created additional barriers for families to provide nutritious meals.
General Tips for starting operations: