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Food Causes to Care About

Written on March 21, 2014 at 10:05 am , by

When it comes to giving back, there’s nothing we care more about than a food-related charity. Whether it’s focusing on nutrition education or making sure children in schools don’t go hungry, there are plenty of organizations who make it their mission to keep America well fed. Rachael Ray is a philanthropist herself and has her own non-profit, Yum-o!, which empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking. If you’re looking to get involved, we’re big fans of the two food-centric charities below. Well, what are you waiting for?

 

Photo courtesy of Share Our Strength

 

Share Our Strength

Working to “shine a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America,” Share Our Strength strives to connect children with effective nutrition programs such as school breakfast and summer meals. The No Kid Hungry network is made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions within their communities.

As a part of their Single Barrel Dinner Series, Jack Daniels will host a charity dinner in NYC next week on March 26th to benefit Share Our Strength. Renowned chefs such as Food Network’s Chopped chefs Amanda Freitag and Aarón Sanchez, Ed’s Lobster Bar’s Ed McFarland and Daniel’s Mark Fiorentino will kick off the event with an intimate dinner and cocktail pairings. Tickets are limited–buy them here.

 

Photo courtesy of Recipe for Success

 

Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success provides hands-on nutrition education aimed towards preventing childhood obesity and encouraging long-term health. Each month, 4,000 children reap the benefits of the organization’s signature Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education initiative, which strives to help America’s youth understand, appreciate and eat their food.

In Houston? Join Recipe for Success on March 26th at Neiman Marcus for a Dress for Dinner fashion show and dinner with Nannette Lepore. Tickets for the fashion show or both the show and Dinner with the Designer are still available here. The best part: 100% of all ticket purchases will benefit the organization.

Have Turkey, Will Travel

Written on November 14, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

In a 21st-century twist on the holiday soup kitchen, several food trucks bearing all kinds of Thanksgiving goodness are hitting the road to help those in need. Check out what’s on offer, and how you can help

Photo courtesy of American Lunch Truck

 

Tuscaloosa, AL

American Lunch Truck will be delivering everyone’s favorite incarnation of the holiday’s leftovers– turkey sandwiches loaded with trimmings– to the city’s homeless. Donate: americanlunch.org

 

Los Angeles, CA

Global fusion truck Wicked Kitchen will be subbing turkey into some of its most popular chicken dishes, from tikka masala to Cajun jambalaya, and taking them to homeless shelters. Donate: wickedkitchen.com

 

San Antonio, TX

Thanksgiving will kick off a week early when the health-minded Chow Train starts delivering the fixings of a traditional feast to the homeless and hungry. Donate: thechowtrain.com

 

Atlanta, GA

People’s food truck will take wood-fired grilled turkey ribs and other Southern fare to those in need not only on T-Day, but before and after as well. Donate: peoplesfoodtruck.com

 

Written by Jessica Colley

 

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