Plenty To Eat's goal is to empower individuals within the community by reducing hunger and inspiring healthy living thru food options.
As an entrepreneur who strives to increase the quality of life for all, I started a food pantry in January 2018 in my community. “Plenty to Eat” (food pantry) is located inside Academy of Hope in Washington DC Ward 5. The food pantry enables low income families as well as single persons to have a little more food security. While some families may receive do SNAP benefits, the amounts allowed so know generally meet the daily dollar amount of food necessary to nourish individuals for the entire month. The USDA 2014 cost of food plan states that a woman between the ages of 19-50 needs roughly $7 per day just to afford low-cost meals. This does not mean the food will give the basic nutrients needed for good health.
Plenty to eat provides non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, rice, cereal, beans, tuna fish cans, and more. The pantry feeds about 60-80 families on a monthly basis. The funds requested will help to offset costs such as renting the location for the pantry, purchasing food, toiletries, worker compensation (when necessary), and more. Additionally, more funds means more people that we are able to feed. We are also hoping to deliver food to seniors and the disabled who are unable to pick up at our location.
No one should be a victim of food insecurity. We are a nation of plenty. Help us feed those who are unable to sustain their selves and their families right here in our very own community. It takes a village. Won’t you join us in making a difference. For more information, feel free to visit us at “Plenty to Eat.” Thank you!
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