• What is food insecurity and what does it look like?

    Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. Food-insecure households are not necessarily food insecure all the time. Food insecurity may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as housing or medical bills, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.
    Food insecurity affects 1 in 7 people and nearly 1 in 5 children
    AccordinEmpty mealg to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 42.2 million people live in food insecure households with 10.9 million of these households having “very low food security.” What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food. Low food security was getting worse even before the recession – the number of people in this category in 2010 is nearly double the number in 2000.
    Solution to provide a child or even entire family with nutritionally balanced, stand alone meals all for the low cost of $.25 per serving.

    Our 3 Meals

    All-American favorites, these meals are accepted and well-liked dishes that are highly requested by school backpack programs, food pantries and other food relief facilities.
    Beans and Rice: includes long grain rice, pre cooked dried pinto beans, 6 dehydrated vegetables, fortified soy protein and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
    Macaroni and Cheese: includes elbow macaroni, powdered cheese, fortified soy protein and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
    Oatmeal: includes oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon.
    Each packaged meal contains enough food to provide six servings.
    School backpack programs and food panties have experienced a dramatic increase in food needs for children, seniors, and families over the past two years. These meals are a great way to provide a nutritionally balanced meal that meets the recommended dietary guidelines and taste great!