Feed The Hungry - with Natasha Pernicka

The Bow Knows Small Business

Apr 8 2022 • 26 mins

Feeding The Hungry: Who is Helping?

Changing The World has a lot to do with Feeding the Hungry, as in keeping the population fed.

Today's guest has a passion for those in need. Natasha Pernicka is the Executive Director at The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Inc. in Albany, NY.

Her passion is evident.

The power of working together in coalition, The Food Pantries for the Capital District strives to fill the gaps to make sure pantry shelves are full and people in need have nutritious food on the table.

Note this is New York State related:

Imagine trying to feed yourself on $4.50 a day. Without cheating. For most of us, that’s coffee and a treat. If you’re dependent on the monthly SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, that $4.50 average daily allotment tends to run out by the third week. Take the “SNAP challenge” to experience why people living in a chronic food emergency often opt for cheap calories rather than healthful food. But for many, the emergency doesn’t end.

43,500 people visit Capital District food pantries annually. However, according to Feeding America, more than 80,000 people—including 23,000 babies and children—in our region are food insecure, which means they lack access or resources to provide healthy food on a consistent basis. That’s one in 10 citizens.

We break down what the Food Pantries actually do, where the food comes from, and talk about volunteering, among a variety of topics.

More Info: https://thefoodpantries.org

Natasha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-pernicka-21b6342

Video Interview: https://lnkd.in/djxzTUKN

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