– From Feeding America:
“What is food insecurity and what does it look like in America?”
“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.”
“The [links] below reflect 2009 – 2013 data, and will be updated every year with new data. Select a year and your state in our interactive map below and start learning more about the residents struggling with hunger in your community and the food banks that serve them.”
Click here for Thurston County map and information.
– From Green is Universal #nofoodnowaste:
“This Earth Week, NBCUniversal wants you to help reduce food waste.
Plan meals ahead, purchase wisely and store groceries properly for optimum shelf life. These small actions can make a big difference.”
“The average person wastes 240 pounds of food each year — roughly the same weight as a refrigerator!”