COME AND GROW WITH US ,FOOD BANK
For more than 15 years, Feeding America of Georgia has responded to the hunger crisis by providing food to people in need through a Georgia network of food banks.
The concept of food banking was develop in May 16,2002 our church formed soup kitchen @ One Step Of Faith trying to find food to feed the hungry. One day, we met a desperate homeless man who regularly rummaged through grocery store garbage bins to find food for himself where One Step Of Faith beginning to preparing food for the hungry and the less fortunate so that hungry families could be fed daily and not have a day without food although we couldn't get to everyone we was able to feed over 2000 per day our goal is to put a stop to this hungry crises in Georgia.
One Step Of Faith Has distributed 95,000 pounds of food to people in need.
As the numbers of families was being feed we need more resources to help build a healthy and hungry free State Of Georgia.
Today, nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization—a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country. As food insecurity rates hold steady at the highest levels ever, the Feeding America network of food banks has risen to meet the need. we feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Learn more about how you can help get food to people in need by your donation. Support Feeding One Step Of Faith Outreach and help solve hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.
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When you join the One Step Of Faith Feeding America in Georgia Hunger Council as a monthly donor, you become someone we can count on to help families facing hunger. You also receive exclusive information and updates on critical hunger issues such as reducing food waste and improving winter summer spring and fall meal programs for children.this is a easy way to start your week or monthly donation by being a Advocate to end hunger crises
Together, we can end hunger, but it’s going to require an active partnership between individuals like you, charity, the private sector and the government. That’s why Feeding America advocates for policies that will ensure aid to hungry families.
Another great place to start is right at home. 1)Food rescue SAVING GOOD FOOD FROM GOING TO WASTE
In America, we need enough food to feed every man, woman and child, yet 72 billion pounds of safe, edible food goes to waste each year. In fact, an estimated 25 – 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed. And more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste.
2)We work with Foods that nourish HEALTHY, HIGH IN PROTEIN AND NUTRIENT RICH
The long-term effects of hunger and poor nutrition can be devastating. That’s why it’s not enough to provide families with food. They need a healthy variety of foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein. Each year, we do more to secure these foods for our nationwide network of food banks.manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food service companies and farmers to gather food before it goes to waste.
Many people we serve want a well-balanced diet but oftentimes the less nutritious items are cheaper, have a longer shelf life and can be stretched over multiple meals. The healthier food also adds challenges for the food banks and pantries accepting, storing and distributing the items.
You’ll be surprised that the three most requested items are ones you and I likely take advantage of on a weekly basis.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese or yogurt:
Not only do dairy products expire quickly, but they also must be refrigerated, making them difficult items to donate, stock and distribute. Milk is one of the most requested items at food banks; however, many food banks cannot always meet the demand – especially during the summer months when they are even busier. Milk is the top food source for calcium, vitamin D and potassium, but for many kids and families in need, even basic staples like milk and the critical nutrients it provides are missing. On average, people served by food banks receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.
To help fill this need, in Feeding America – alongside One Step Of Faith make it easy for people to donate milk directly in their communities. A Milk Drive can delivered more than 1 million gallons of milk – that’s more can be servings – to food banks in Ga.
Fresh fruits and vegetables:
When food banks and pantries receive produce they have to get it in the hands of people in need quickly. We all know how fast strawberries or a bag of spinach goes bad in our own refrigerators – now imagine that times 1,000!
Many vegetables are easily recognizable but others, like chard or butternut squash, are less familiar and most don’t know how to cook these vegetables for their families. To overcome this challenge and reduce waste, many food banks have created programs where chefs make recipes with unfamiliar produce. Not only do they offer the recipe and education on how to cook the items, they often also offer samples to give people the chance to taste it.
This includes everything from canned tuna to whole frozen chicken. Many of these items need to be frozen or refrigerated (which takes up a lot of space!) and very carefully monitored for their expiration. An additional challenge that comes with meat is that there are religious considerations for many populations. If a food bank only has pork to provide on a certain day, many populations might be forced to go without. To avoid waste and be considerate of religious restrictions, many pantries operate on a ‘choice’ model. This allows the people receiving food to choose their own items and decline what they cannot have rather than being forced to take and waste it.
All of these items are ones that we probably don’t think twice about when we put them into our own shopping carts but for many of our neighbors, a gallon of milk or frozen chicken is the difference between a balanced family dinner and nothing at all.join us in helping hungry families across the US get access to the food they need by donating today Food drives and food donations will helpful as well but please be sure to contact One Step Of Faith @ [email protected] before beginning to collect food. Although all donations are good-intention, you will be saving life from being hungry by your life changing donating. Contact number 678-995-8569