Food Education: Grocery Shopping on a Small Budget

Sometimes people assume that the only affordable food options are unhealthy ones, but the truth is that you can grocery shop on a budget and still be able to keep nutritious food in your fridge. It simply requires some consumer savviness and food education, so today we’re sharing five tips for grocery shopping on a small budget.

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What Is Food Insecurity?

You may have heard the term food insecurity before, but what exactly does it mean? Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. It occurs when there’s a lack of available financial resources for food in a given household. The range of household food access is organized into four categories—from high food security, meaning households that have no problem consistently accessing adequate food, to very low food security, meaning that food patterns are disrupted and food intake is reduced at various times due to lack of money and resources.

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4 Small Ways You Can Help End Hunger

Hunger is prevalent throughout America, and it exists right in your community. Fortunately, there are nonprofit organizations dedicated to ending hunger throughout our neighborhoods—from food pantries that assist those in need to nonprofits that work with local retailers to recover food that would otherwise go to waste.

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5 Facts You Didn't Know About Poverty in New York

What does poverty look like in New York? Before we dive in, let’s take a look at exactly how poverty is defined. Poverty is the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. It exists when people lack the means to satisfy their basic needs, including a place to live and consistent meals to eat.

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Food Banks vs. Food Pantries: What's the Difference?

Food banks and food pantries are both pivotal components in the fight against hunger across America. But what you may not realize is that the definitions of the two are not interchangeable. So what’s the difference between a food bank and a food pantry?

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Hunger in Westchester County

Every day, people across America deal with tough situations that leave them and their families facing hunger. With more than three-quarters of workers across America living paycheck to paycheck, one bad month can be enough to plunge most households into food insecurity. And the truth is that food insecurity is a problem right here in Westchester County, New York. In fact, one in five Westchester residents will face hunger this year. This equates to 200,000 food-insecure individuals, including 60,000 hungry children and 44,000 hungry seniors in our area. 

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