What is a Food Rescue?

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Hello readers!  Hope everyone is having a good week so far.  Let’s discuss food rescue. What is a food rescue ? A food rescue is the process of collecting food that would otherwise be thrown away from restaurants and grocery stores, then distributed to local emergency food programs in communities. This process helps with cutting down on hunger issues.  Food rescues are much needed, especially in areas that are food deserts.  These programs offer healthy food choices, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, to those who otherwise would not have access to them. It is  also a bonus to allow families and children in urban areas to receive the nutrients that they so desperately need.  Food rescues are a huge blessing !

Healthy Hearts Plus II offers a food rescue to communities in the surrounding Richmond area.

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The food pantry will be available every Friday between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

              If you have any questions please call (804)-528-9317

 

Here is a refreshing and easy mango and strawberries  fruit salad recipe to try :

 

 

Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp agave nectar or honey
 
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the strawberries, mangoes, orange juice, lime zest and agave nectar (or honey).
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 hours.

 

From our hearts to yours !

 

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