Food drive helps to stock shelves for The Nourish Your Neighbor Program
Orange Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Eat Smart New York – a Cornell Cooperative Extension program, collected healthy food donations from January 3 to January 20, 2017. The Nourish Your Neighbor healthy food drive stuffed a van on January 20 with boxes of donated healthy food items. All of the food was donated to the RECAP Emergency Food Pantry and will assist in feeding local families in need. After the holiday season, the shelves of our local food pantries quickly become bare. These donations will help those in need by providing nutritionally dense foods that foster better health. Orange Regional would like to send a special thank you to all staff and community members who made our first Nourish Your Neighbor healthy food drive a success.
About Eat Smart New York Hudson Valley
Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Education is free to all individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). ESNY provides nutrition education materials and sponsors education events and classes in local communities on a variety of nutrition topics like: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight control and physical activity. The goals of the ESNY program are to: eat more fruits and vegetables, drink less sugar-sweetened beverages, exercise more and balance calories eaten as part of a healthy lifestyle. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.