Great article about the power of food as a tool for harm reduction. Providing nutritious and resource-appropriate (canned food for folks without kitchens isn’t helpful) food can empower people who use drugs and offset some of their negative health effects. “As a person who is living with hepatitis C, I noticed a huge change in […]
The following workshops are open to the public, in partnership with Fresh Approach (click the link to see additional classes offered by Fresh Approach). Each week, Leah’s Pantry staff will share about how to reduce household food waste and preserve food, tips on composting, and some favorite recipes. Participants can come to one week or […]
Mothers from Belle Air Elementary School learned to make three different salad dressings, and we let their kids be the judge of which one taste best! A sneaky way to get the kids to try more veggies, even if it’s just a little taste.
The power of systems thinking! Check out this Civil Eats article that outlines ways that food banks can contribute to a healthier and more just food system. Some ideas include participating in Federal jobs programs to pay food bank staff, versus relying on volunteers who are often facing food insecurity themselves. Another idea is to […]
Have you tried this EatFresh.org fan favorite, our Corn and Black Bean Salad? It is versatile, easy to make, and delicious. Serve as a salsa with tortilla chips, or bulk it up with brown rice. Eat the Rainbow (Skittles don’t count) this #MeatlessMonday.
Yet another reason to love Canadians. “Canada is the latest country to acknowledge that pleasure in eating is not only okay, but important. They join Japan, whose dietary guidelines from 2000 led with the message to ‘enjoy your meals.’ In 2016 Brazil’s guidelines highlighted ‘how and where to eat so that you enjoy the foods […]