Meet our other sister this week, Mary Augustine. Mary is our younger sister and we were thrilled to have her on for a very special episode. Our brilliant sister has her Masters from the University of Oregon in Community and Regional Planning with a focus on food systems. She is the Youth Nutrition Programs Manager working on the USDA Summer Meals, youth food insecurity and all the ways to address the issue of hunger with kids.
To support food security in the community: Giving money is a way to make your dollar stretch a lot further. But, if you donate food through a can drive you are contributing to variety in a food bank.
If you or someone you know needs food: Look into the faith community, use an internet search for “local food pantry”.
Please remember, asking for help is ok. It is time to go to a food bank when you are making “trade offs” like, “should I pay for rent or food”. If you are not meeting your basic needs, then you should reach out for food assistance.