Recent Posts by Feeding Westchester

Hunger Relief: How to Feed Your Family

Food insecurity can become a problem for people from all walks of life. Unforeseen life circumstances can take a toll on family finances and result in a lack of financial resources for food and the need for temporary hunger relief. If you’re having a hard time feeding your family consistently, know that you’re not alone. Last year, an estimated 1 in 9 Americans were food insecure—which translates to more than 37 million Americans, including more than 11 million children. If you and your family aren’t getting all of the nourishment it needs to thrive, here are four ways you can find hunger relief: 

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5 Surprising Facts About Hunger on Military Bases

We're feeling grateful for all of the military service members who have put on their uniforms to protect the values the United States was built on. In honoring our military, we’d also like to explore an important topic that’s not discussed enough: food insecurity among our current military members and veterans, as well as their families. 

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Causes of Poverty in New York

New York is one of the most populous states in the country, widely known as a bustling place where big dreams are chased and fulfilled. But what people may not realize when they think of the state is its poverty level, which is higher than the national average by more than 2 percent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.6 percent of New York residents were living in poverty last year, including nearly 20 percent of the almost 8.4 million people who live in New York City. What are the causes of poverty in New York and which groups of people are affected most? Let’s explore the latest data.

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Food Education: Healthy Foods at a Low Cost

One of the most common diet misconceptions is the idea that in order to eat healthy, you need to spend a lot of money. Research shows that when consumers compare two food products, many of them automatically assume that the more expensive product is healthier. But in reality, more expensive doesn’t always mean healthier, and it’s very possible to eat nutritiously without going over your budget.

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Food Education: The True Meaning of Expiration Dates

Best if used by, use-by, sell-by ... The variety of label terminology on food packaging can be confusing. Should expiration dates be followed closely or loosely? Let’s explore the true meaning of expiration dates in this installment of our food education blog series.

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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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