In just over a year of the program’s existence we’ve provided over 70,000 pounds of reduced-cost produce through Produce in a SNAP to nearly 2,000 people. But this is just the beginning. Because we are looking at hunger and these systematic inequalities in access to healthy food from a business perspective, we can make a long-term, sustainable impact in people’s lives, while scaling this program to new markets.
We've been so inspired by your #NoWasteBagLunch photo entries at our contest page over here, we jumped in the kitchen and started whipping up our own fall-welcoming bag lunches. We raided our harvests, broke out some of our favorite recipes and got to work! Check out some delicious lunch (with leftovers) ideas from Stacy, Will and Ariana.
It’s Back to School time! Even as we get busier and the days get shorter, it’s the perfect time of year to use the routine shake-up to set some new healthy habits. Especially if we’re actually making our way back into the classroom. We caught up with Karen Heinrich from the Office of Health Services at Baltimore County Public Schools to talk about how she’s using impact-driven produce from Hungry Harvest to build healthy eating habits into her school year day to day.
I’m a proud alumni of the public education system. I attended Baltimore County Public Schools for 12 years, starting at Summit Park, then Pikesville Middle, then Pikesville High. The lessons I learned from some fantastic teachers are now coming full circle. I use them to run Hungry Harvest so we can return the favor to some of the most influential teachers in my life.
In this country, 27.6 million children go without the free or reduced-price meals they need during the summer. In Maryland alone, nearly 400,000 children rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch on a daily basis during the school year. When summer rolls around, these children suddenly lose access to the reliable, nutritious meals that help them develop healthy and strong brains and bodies.
At Hungry Harvest, culture isn't just a buzzword we throw around. It's an intangible asset of ours. In his latest post, Evan shares tips on nurturing the kind of culture in a startup that leads to growth, empowerment and satisfaction.
Ever wonder why fruit ripens so differently? So many factors like heat, moisture, and even the presence of other fruit, can play a huge role along the way to affect how quickly fruit ripens. So what happens if your mango or tomato are still hard when you get them?
Award winning chef and restaurateur Brenda Langton, is a pioneer of fresh, local and sustainable food. She’s been a repeat judge for the James Beard Foundation’s annual cookbook awards. She made a recipe just for Hungry Harvest!
Deciding on a produce delivery service is an exciting and rewarding time. We've laid out a few important considerations to help you in your decision as well as some insights that we've learned from personal experience!