Food security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy lifeFood security means access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.
In 2013, 14.3 percent or 17.5 million households were food insecure. Food-insecure households (those with low and very low food security) had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources. These individuals and family use emergency food relief to help them. Emergency food relief system provides free food to needy persons through soup kitchens and food pantries.
Since 2000, food bank output has consistently increased. Research has not shown whether hunger is decreasing or whether there is a change in how food security is provided. Food pantries and soup kitchens have become symbols of hunger and poverty in the United States. The data indicate that significant numbers of individuals and families—many of whom are employed—are seeking food assistance.
GrassROOTS Community Foundation Super Camp is partnering with Life Christian Church & Christina’s Kitchen to help our Essex County community members in need. You can join us in this service action by signing your elementary and middle school-aged daughter to serve our community members.
Girls Interested in part of the SuperGirls Society can meet their 15 hours of community service by participating in this work. By participating in "Soup Kitchen" you are agreeing to:
• Drop off your daughter by 10: 30 am, not later than 10:45. She must stay until cleanup is complete.
• Make a contribution to the food pantry;
• Help your daughter understand the principle of reciprocity
Any questions, please contact Super Camp mom Valencia Wills @email@example.com
*Please note that the GrassROOTS SuperGirls will be participating in FullCourtDress on 10/22 and cannot take part in Soup Kitchen on that day.