Katherine Donnelly is our nutrition education coordinator. She works with our partners and many of our neighbors in the community, teaching them about nutritious food options for people dealing with strapped budgets. As part of National Nutrition Month, we asked Katherine to tell us about her role here.
It’s almost spring, but temperatures can still be cold. Warm yourself up with this filling recipe. It’s a heart-healthy recipe, and it’s quite affordable—serving six people for $6.40.
We asked the CAFB’s Nutrition Education Coordinator about her top five quick nutrition tips for living a health lifestyle and eating a nutritious diet while on a budget. This is what she had to say.
We all know that a healthy heart is essential to our well-being; take good care of it with with exercise and a well-balanced diet.
“Use food as your medicine” – that’s what Mary Roach tells the people who come to the pantry she runs in partnership with the food bank. And with the produce and other nutritious options the pantry is able to provide, along with advice from their doctor, they can.
It was cold. Very cold. But GEICO’s fleet of volunteers was bundled up and ready to serve anyway. The job at hand was too important to do otherwise.
A second month without pay is soon to arrive for federal employees in our area. For many of our neighbors, this means increased worry about being able to pay bills and still afford groceries for their families.
Day 21 of the partial federal shutdown also marked an anxiety producing “first” for many government employees and contractors: the first Friday without a paycheck since the furlough began. In the face of this grim milestone, 80 volunteers – some impacted by the shutdown themselves – rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
On a brisk and rainy December morning, the Naval Academy was on deck to serve. Hunger doesn’t take a break because of bad weather. To help the many people who rely on our markets, the food bank relies on dedicated volunteers. Members of the Midshipmen Action Group (MAG), an organization that prepares Academy students for future service, displayed that spirit of service at a recent community market.
For most of her life, Wanda spent time giving back. But when an illness caused her to lose her vision, the community that she had supported became her lifeline.