Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?
As I grow in my own journey towards wellness, I’m realizing more and more that the foods we eat are a huge part of that picture. We’ve been conditioned to believe that highly-processed, artificially-flavored food is “just as good” as real food. We’ve been led to believe that America is a country of abundance with food around every corner.
These things just aren’t true. Most processed foods are little more than filler that contributes to long-term health issues. Most communities in America, ours included, have too many families that are food insecure.
The term “food insecurity” means that a person doesn’t know where or when they’ll find their next meal. In 2013, 49.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households, 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children.Feeding America
In Woodbury county, that number is 10.3%… That’s one out of ten people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, right here in our own neighborhoods. If you look at only children, the number is worse- one in six children in Iowa don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
We can’t solve the problem overnight. But we can contribute to those who are working every day to support those who need help. That’s why Prajja Center is choosing to support The Food Bank of Siouxland, and we’re happy to kick off that support during National Nutrition Month.
Donate Shelf Stable Food or Goods in March,
Enjoy a Free Class at Prajja in April!
Through the month of March, when you bring goods for The Food Bank of Siouxland valued at $5 or more, you will receive a Free Class Pass to use in the month of April at Prajja Center! These passes can be used by yourself or gifted to a friend for regularly scheduled yoga classes, but they must be used in April.
Not sure what to donate? It’s entirely possible to share healthy, nutritious, shelf-stable food or goods to support the mission of The Food Bank of Siouxland. A few ideas:
- Canned Fruits
- Canned Meats (Tuna or Chicken)
- Peanut Butter
- Jelly or Jam*
- Spaghetti Sauce*
- Toilet Paper
- Dish Soap
- Hand Soap
*The Food Bank requests plastic containers rather than glass jars.
Questions? Use the form below to send a message and we’ll get right back to you!