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Standing Up for Life Food in Westchester. People Are Hungry in Westchester?. Being “hungry” means your family doesn’t have enough money to provide three meals a day. The Food Bank for Westchester estimates that there are 200,000 Westchester residents hungry or at risk of hunger.

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Standing up for life food in westchester

Standing Up for Life Food in Westchester


People are hungry in westchester

People Are Hungry in Westchester?

Being “hungry” means your family doesn’t have enough money to provide three meals a day.

The Food Bank for Westchester estimates that there are 200,000 Westchester residents hungry or at risk of hunger.


Who is hungry

Who is Hungry?

  • 36% are kids

  • 28% are kids ages 6-18

  • 30% are senior citizens

  • 71% have a household income below the federal poverty level ($21,000 for a family of four)

  • 41% have at least one full-time employed family member


Why does hunger matter

Why Does Hunger Matter?

  • Kids who are hungry or poorly nutritioned cannot focus in school, do not have much energy, are more likely to act badly toward each other, and give themselves low scores when rating future success.


What can we do about it

What can we do about it?

  • The Food Bank of Westchester distributed 780,769 pounds of fresh garden produce last year, and over 4 million pounds of food overall.

  • 700 pounds of that food were grown right here.


About our garden

About Our Garden

  • We are committed to:

    • Helping our community

    • Helping our environment

    • Building a caring community

    • Carrying what we’ve learned to our future communities


We grow seeds and nuts

We Grow Seeds and Nuts


We grow squashes

We Grow Squashes


We grow root vegetables

We Grow Root Vegetables


We grow pod vegetables

We Grow Pod Vegetables


We grow herbs and

We Grow Herbsand…


Fruit

Fruit!!


Standing up for life food in westchester

And…

Cruciferous vegetables…


Green and leafies

Green and leafies!!


And other yummy stuff

And other yummy stuff…


Standing up for life food in westchester

We believe that people should have access to good nutrition and fresh, pure food--not just calories.We’ll never put chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides on our plants.


Part of our community service is sustaining the ecosystem that produces our food

Part of our community service is sustaining the ecosystem that produces our food.

We tend to the soil and the worms, plant guard flowers, and trick the pests right out of their socks.


Standing up for life food in westchester

We learn skills that we can use to contribute to our communities and our environment wherever we are.


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