Friday, October 23, 2020
Have you ever wondered what to cook for dinner? For the families that receive food at our drive-thru distributions, they drive away with a trunk full of food and at times your food bank provides them with recipe cards.
A few weeks ago, we met Charise, a dedicated nurse who has worked for 23 years and a first-time food recipient. She had no idea of what to expect to find in her food box. As she pulled out eggplants from her box, she thought to herself, what am I going to do with this? Much to her delight, she found recipe cards that inspired her and helped to promote healthy eating.
Our recipe cards are provided by our partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Family Nutrition program. These recipe cards are a wonderful addition to our food distribution programs and we are proud to offer this enhancement. Charise is not the only person who has expressed her gratitude for the inspiration the cards provide.
Your food bank distributed 198,204 pounds of produce into our five-county footprint this week. We distributed apples, beets, carrots, celery, onions, oranges, plums, potatoes, squash and sweet potatoes to those who are hungry. If you are looking for food, please click here.
This week, we celebrate that 392 volunteers worked 1,332 hours to help us distribute 955,258 pounds of food into our five-county footprint. We still need volunteers to help us sort produce, build food kits, and distribute food at our drive-thru distributions. If you are well, able, and willing to volunteer, please click here to sign up.
Your food bank remains incredibly grateful for the generous support of so many. Our partnership is a key ingredient in ensuring that no one has to go hungry. Together, we are truly making a difference.
To support our efforts, please click here.
If you are looking for food, please click here.
If you are well, able, and willing to volunteer, please click here to sign up.