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Give Back: Meals and Music at the Soup Kitchen through Backyard Humanitarian

5 Apr

Some happy chefs serving up some salad, photo from http://backyardhumanitarian.org

Here are some startling facts according to FeedingAmerica.org:

  • In 2011, 50.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.5 million adults and 16.7 million children.
  • In 2011, 14.9 percent of households (17.9 million households) were food insecure.
  • In 2011, 5.7 percent of households (6.8 million households) experienced very low food security.
  • In 2011, households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 20.6 percent compared to 12.2 percent.
  • In 2011, households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children (20.6 percent), especially households with children headed by single women (36.8 percent) or single men (24.9 percent), Black non-Hispanic households (25.1 percent) and Hispanic households (26.2 percent).
  • In 2011, 8.8 percent of seniors living alone (1 million households) were food insecure.
  • Food insecurity exists in every county in America, ranging from a low of 5 percent in Steele County, ND to a high of 37 percent in Holmes County, MS.

The band plays on at the soup kitchen, photo from http://www.backyardhumanitarian.org

Yes, those statistics are definitely amazing and Fairfield County isn’t immune from food insecurity, either.  But, as you know, there are lots of people out there who are helping to feed and take care of others.  We’ve talked to you about the great work of Community Plates and we’ve talked about fundraisers for New Covenant House of Hospitality in Stamford, but we’re presenting you now with some solid, tangible ways to get out there and help out.

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Harvest Table Luncheon and Demos to Benefit Local Soup Kitchen – Italian Center of Stamford

26 Oct

Debra Ponzek from Aux Delices of Greenwich will be guest speaker at the Harvest Table Luncheon. Photo from press release.

Update:  back on track!  Harvest Table is happening on 11/11 from 11 to 2:30 pm.  

Our crazy dog Maynard who is harassing us now to throw the ball to him.

Our cute kitties who leave piles of fur, day after day, throughout the house.

Our health.

The promise of new beginnings.

Fans that rock and that make our day, every day.

These are just some of the things that we’re thankful for.  See, there’s just something about the holidays that makes us reflect back on our lives, see what we have, then see how we can give back to those who don’t have.  It’s that spirit of giving that fuels New Covenant House of Hospitality, a vital soup kitchen and food provider that is able to feed residents of Lower Fairfield County.  In fact, they provided over 600,000 meals to residents just last year.  To help them continue their mission, they are throwing their Second Annual Harvest Table event on 11/3 from 11 am to 2:30 pm at the Italian Center of Stamford.

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