Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Volunteer Appreciation luncheon is coming up February 18th at 11 AM inside of Fellowship Hall at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Lunch will be served and awards given out. We will also have a professional photographer coming, so please wear your pantry shirt! We will also be taking some pictures for our fundraising efforts for food storage, so if you would like to show up early for pictures, let Caylon Umphrey know.
Any guesses on who might be awarded the highest pantry honor of "Volunteer of the Year" award? We have been looking through the 100 report on ALL volunteer hours and there are quite a few volunteers that have worked some serious hours! Thank you ALL for ALL you do to help at the pantry! This luncheon is for you!
Please sign the RSVP list either in the office or pantry on the door, or you can sign up online under the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon page on this website. Click here to RSVP.
Food Insecurity is Real
Food insecurity occurs when a household experiences lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life.Food insecurity is a national problem. It affects all states, not just rural areas. Food insecurity can affect people of all ages and races.
Food insecurity is one of the most important issues facing our nation today because it has so many consequences for families, communities and whole economies that rely on healthy food systems to feed people who need more than what they have access to at any given time.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a limited or unpredictable availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways because of economic hardship, lack of opportunity, or other reason. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a limited or unpredictable availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways because of economic hardship, lack of opportunity, or other reason. Food insecurity is a problem that affects all states, not just rural areas.
The USDA reports that more than 12 million Americans experience hunger every day--and over one-third don't get enough nutritious food at home to keep them healthy--and nearly half are children under age 18 who rely on school meals for their meals.
Food insecurity affects millions of Americans every day, but it is a problem that affects all states, not just rural areas. Food insecurity affects millions of Americans every day, but it is a problem that affects all states, not just rural areas. Food insecurity is defined as having limited or uncertain access to nutritious food due to a lack of money and other resources. The USDA defines "limited" as being unable to buy enough food at least once per month and "uncertain" as not knowing exactly how much food one needs each day (or week). In 2016, about 12 million people were considered to be food insecure in the U.S., including 3 million children under age 18 who were considered "very low-income."
Food insecurity does not discriminate based on race, gender or ethnicity; it affects everyone regardless of background or income level--and this can lead directly into health problems later down the road if left untreated for too long!
Children are more likely than adults to be affected by food insecurity. Children are more vulnerable than adults to food insecurity. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), children are at risk for hunger because they have limited access to resources and less control over their lives than adults do. They also face additional challenges when it comes to accessing nutritious food, such as grocery stores that don't sell fresh produce or schools without kitchens where students can prepare their own meals. In addition, many parents lack skills necessary for cooking healthy meals on a regular basis--and may rely on fast food restaurants instead because they know how much healthier those options are than what's available in convenience stores or fast-food chains
Children experiencing hunger may not even realize they need help until they're already hungry enough that it affects other aspects of their lives
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