In 2015, and estimated 42 Million Americans, including 13 million children, were food insecure. Those who need help putting food on the table are more likely than others to also struggle with type II diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. These health conditions are directly affected by the food we eat. In fact, the same people in need of food assistance simultaneously struggle with conditions associated with overeating as a result of being overfed, yet undernourished. Highly processed convenience foods, like those frequently in emergency food boxes, are loaded with calories and stripped of nutrients. To assist with these efforts, this initiative encourages organizations that routinely take up the cause to collect canned goods and other non-perishable items to distribute to local food pantries and school backpack programs to request and promote healthy food donations that will help recipients maintain nutritious, balanced diets while still ensuring that the items requested are easy to collect, store, distribute, and use.
Conciser donating healthy food items, like the ones to the right, to food drives.
North Country Region Eat Smart New York is partnering up with Lights on the River LLC for a Healthy Food Drive. Lights On The River LLC is dedicated to providing both physical supplies and monetary donations to local food Pantries of St. Lawrence. The organization is focused on meeting the needs of the Food Pantries and act as a voice for them in the community.
Last updated July 26, 2019