A Waste-Free Thanksgiving

Have you heard about Food Tank?   Their Vision: Building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Their Values: Educate. Inspire. Advocate. Change. Their Core Mission: Food Tank is focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change. I found their latest article very interesting … [Read more...]

No Kid Hungry this Thanksgiving

As I spent the afternoon in my kitchen testing out some of Mom's recipes for some holiday articles I'm writing.  I found myself needing a bunch of ingredients for the dishes.  Without hesitation, I nonchalantly ran out to the corner where I have not one but three different market options.  I quickly purchased my items and was home within a half hour.  One of the recipes calls for cheese; I purchased some small samples of Gruyere and Cheddar.  Another recipe calls for potatoes; I purchased two different varieties.  I was thinking "how lucky am … [Read more...]

City Harvest’s Skip Lunch Fight Hunger Program

I'm working with City Harvest to help spread the word about their Skip Lunch program happening this week to help fight hunger. Many of you might not know that childhood hunger is a serious problem in New York City, and many of the New Yorkers most vulnerable to hunger are children. According to data compiled by Feeding America, nearly one in three children in New York City (31%) lives in poverty, and nearly one in four children (nearly 25%) are food insecure. Skip Lunch Fight Hunger was conceived in 2003 by Food & Wine magazine … [Read more...]

Introducing Love with Food {plus a 12-month gourmet food sampler giveaway}

  Congratulations to Sarah Pinneo for winning the Love with Food Giveaway! It's time to discover great food for a great cause! I recently had the chance to spend some time with Aihui Ong, CEO of Love with Food, a nascent food subscription service that launched in December 2011. To say Aihui is a very driven woman is an understatement.  Like many people, Aihui was looking for a life change and was committed to combine both of her biggest passions, food and technology. So, she started coding, creating a website to help food makers … [Read more...]