President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month to expand food assistance programs, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).
As millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table every day, vast amounts of food are thrown out on a daily basis. In fact, it’s estimated that 30-40% of our entire food supply gets wasted.
Feeding Westchester works hard to make a difference in our community and support our neighbors in leading healthy, happy lives. Assisting people in need has become a bigger feat during the COVID-19 pandemic because many families are facing income loss and are making difficult decisions surrounding work, caregiving, and financial responsibilities.
Hunger knows no boundaries — it touches every community in Westchester County, including our military families. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 50 million people may face hunger in the U.S. during 2020, and our military families are no exception.
COVID-19 has drastically changed everyday life for so many of us. Early on, as the pandemic began to spread in the U.S., the state of New York and its surrounding areas became the biggest virus hot spots in the country.
Cooking healthy doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive — and once you get the hang of making your own wholesome meals, you’ll discover new favorite go-to dishes and also become more comfortable getting creative in the kitchen.
It’s no secret that giving back to the community is a win-win for all who are involved. Not only does volunteer work help improve the community, but it also provides perks to the volunteers themselves. In fact, research has found that volunteering makes people feel healthier, happier and less stressed. Similarly, corporate philanthropy has proved to be beneficial all around, from the community to the company’s employees and brand.
Chronic hunger is an issue that impacts people from many different walks of life. Food insecurity, which is defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, affects an estimated one in nine Americans. This translates to more than 37 million hungry Americans — including millions of school-age children and college students.
Welcome back to another installment of our Food Friday series. With each Food Friday share, we feature a tasty, whole foods-based meal idea, and this time, we’re sharing a recipe for one of the most popular dishes in Mexican cuisine: tacos!