Lovin' Spoonfuls - Why We Do It:
The face of hunger in America has changed. Food insecurity affects a rising number of families in communities across the nation. Here, one in five Bostonians are classified as food insecure, and the number of residents participating in federal meal assistance programs is at an all-time high. At the same time, the influx of cheap, processed food items over the past four decades has contributed to the alarming spike in obesity rates and diet-related health risks, especially among low-income populations. Traditional models of hunger relief rely on the convenience of non-perishable pantry staples typically laden with high levels of sodium, sugar, and chemical preservatives. But why should we stop at non-perishables when there is so much fresh food already available?
Reduce food waste
In the United States, we produce 430 billion pounds of food, enough to feed far more than our population, and as much as 40% of it goes to waste. Even though t