Feeding the Hudson Valley

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October 8, 2016
11:00am to 3:00pm

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Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

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On Saturday, October 8th from 11am-3pm, Feeding the Hudson Valley will be taking over the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park in collaboration with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley's "Walk to Fight Hunger". Hundreds of members of the public will be provided a delicious free feast, sourced from fresh top-quality produce that would have been wasted. 

The Hudson Valley Regional Council, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Dutchess Outreach, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Food Bank, and others will be promoting positive solutions to food waste right here in the Hudson Valley. While some benefit from the great bounty of fresh foods the Hudson Valley has to offer, there are many people in our region who suffer from food insecurity. This means they lack easy and regular access to quality food and may frequently go hungry. While 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten, 1 in 7 people struggles with hunger. Food waste in New York totals about 18% of what makes up our waste stream while across Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties 1 in 10 people receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and barely get enough to eat. It's time to TAKE FOOD WASTE #OFFTHEMENU, Hudson Valley! 

This event is modeled after those organized by Feedback, an organization that promotes solutions to the global food waste problem.

Interested in Volunteering? Call 845-454-3792 ext. 3241

Feeding the Hudson Valley made possible by: Hudson Valley Regional Council Rescuing Leftover Cuisine in Poughkeepsie, New York Second Chance Foods, Inc. Dutchess Outreach Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange CountyUlster County Resource Recovery Agency UlsterCorpsRVGA Rondout Valley Growers Association Food Bank of the Hudson Valley Feedback Poughkeepsie Farm Project Common Ground Farm

Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or Department of Environmental Conservation.

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