May 15, 2017
by Julie Roehrig
A pantry or cupboard stocked with food is so much more than storage. It's a sense of security for kids during the summer months that they won't go hungry without their school lunch. It's a source of energy to help fuel working adults for the day. And while a pantry filled with varieties of nutritious, satisfying options may be something many of us take for granted, more than 750,000 families in our region struggle with food insecurity and aren't sure where their next meal will come from.
That's why we Live United each year to fight hunger and support self-sufficiency and stability for more individuals in our communities. At United2Feed, hundreds of corporate volunteers will pack 120,000 meals that will be distributed across more than 1,300 food pantries in our region. And this year, Chef Christine Hazel from Hell's Kitchen is partnering with us to raise awareness and support to fight food insecurity in our communities.
"When you're hungry it's hard to thrive - in the classroom or in the workplace," said Chef Christine. "That's why I'm proud to team up with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey for United2Feed to help tackle our region's hunger crisis and support stronger, healthier communities for this generation and the next. Together, we are United2Feed!"
Using the ingredients and items in our United2Feed food boxes, Chef Christine developed a special recipe that will go inside each food box to help families get creative in the kitchen and prepare hearty, family-friendly meals.
Check out Chef Christine's recipe below: