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Happy Earth Day! Celebrating Earth's Abundance

Happy Earth Day! Celebrating Earth's Abundance

Happy Earth Day!  April 22nd was Earth Day, so let’s celebrate our relationship with the Earth!  A major way we interact with Earth is through the food we eat.  Earth offers us an abundance of delicious foods—namely, grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Grains Earth provides us with an enormous variety of grains to eat: wheat, rice, oats, barley, quinoa, millet, farro, amaranth, wheat berries… There are too many to choose from!  Grains can keep...

Reduce your food waste at home and at the store

Reduce your food waste at home and at the store

April is Earth Month, and one of the ways we're celebrating it at Second Harvest is by thinking about ways to reduce our food waste. Up to 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. That's an average of 400 pounds of food per person each year. It's expensive, and when so many people are hungry, it's a waste of valuable resources. Growing, processing, transporting, and disposing that uneaten food has an annual estim...

Larger kitchen lets Second Harvest expand services

Larger kitchen lets Second Harvest expand services

By Amy Edelen The Second Harvest Kitchen recently completed an expansion of its in-house kitchen to provide more space for cooking classes, demonstrations and community gatherings. Increased demand from individuals for nutritional education and scratch cooking classes fueled the need for a kitchen overhaul, said Julie Humphreys, community relations manager at Second Harvest. The 457-square-foot expansion – which includes construction of a multipurpose room to house a commun...