Economic instability and lack of jobs cited as underlying factors in series of in-depth interviews. Feeding America February 17, 2020 According to a new study commissioned by No Kid Hungry and Feeding America, economic instability, lack of job opportunities and geographic isolation are primary contributors to the threat of child hunger in rural communities. [...]
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Partnership helps to address the protein gap; provides nutritious food to children and families who face hunger. CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Feeding America® and Cargill announced that they are partnering with the Houston Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America network, to provide more protein and other nutritious food to [...]
"In my time at the Houston Food Bank, I’ve seen the best of what this place can do." - Arden Duhon When I received an offer to join the Houston Food Bank family as a summer intern, I saw it for only part of what it actually [...]
Last week, Houston Food Bank suffered a devastating loss of perishables when the ammonia refrigeration system, which keeps the food bank’s coolers/freezers operational, had a mechanical error in which a fan broke and hit a coil causing a leak. Approximately 1.8 million pounds – or 62 tractor trailer loads – of product, mainly fresh produce [...]
Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip ¼ cup red bell pepper diced1 tsp. garlic powder¼ cup onion diced1 tsp. onion powder1 garlic clove minced½ tsp. dill½ lemon squeezed½ tsp. parsley1 Tbsp. dry non-fat milk½ tsp. black pepper1 cup plain Greek yogurtpinch of salt Cut bell pepper, onion, and garlic and sauté with 1 Tbsp oil until [...]
Peanut Banana Overnight Oats ½ small banana mashed¼ cup oats raw2 Tbsps. plain low-fat yogurt½ tsp. vanilla2 Tbsps. low-fat milk1 Tbsp. peanut butter Mix all ingredients in a container.Refrigerate overnight and enjoy as a grab and go breakfast in the morning.
Loaded Vegetable Scrambled Eggs Non-stick cooking spray4 large eggs2 cups of vegetables of your choice; chopped¼ cup cheesePinch of salt & pepper Spray skillet with cooking spray and set to low heat.Add the chopped vegetables. Cook until desired texture.Whisk the eggs in a bowl until they start to foam.Pour the beaten eggs into skillet.Add [...]
Rainbow Veggie Fried Rice 1½ cups dry brown rice2 medium carrots diced1 red bell pepper diced1 red onion diced1½ cups frozen peas1 cup frozen corn4 garlic cloves minced1 tsp oil of canola oil3 Tbsps light soy sauce Make the rice ahead of time and let it cool in the fridge for a couple hours/overnight.In [...]
Vegetable Lettuce Wraps 2 tsp olive oil12-14 oz package firm tofu*1 ½ cups corn¼ tsp chili powder¼ cup soy sauceRomaine lettuce leaves2 avocados slicedCilantro; chopped is optional Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.Add tofu and break it up into very small pieces while stirring.Cook for several minutes until some of the [...]
Energy Bites 1/2 cup rolled oats1/2 cup pretzel sticks crushed (crushed)1/3 cup coconut flakes1/3 cup chopped nuts: pecans, peanuts, cashews, etc...1/2 cup dried fruit: raisins, cherries, etc...1/2 cup nut butter: peanut, almond, etc...1/2 cup bran cereal crushed in a plastic Ziploc bag Mix all ingredients except crushed bran cereal in a large bowl.Form into [...]