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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #57 -- Holiday Hunger Appeal
December 19, 2006


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Kindy's Musings....

As we find ourselves in the holiday season, let's take the time to turn our attention to those individuals who may need emergency food assistance through food banks and food pantries.

Do you know anyone who has had to make the tough choice between paying their rent and buying food for their family?

Unfortunately, it is all too common for many Americans. In 2004, 3.9 million households in the U.S. received food assistance from a food bank/pantry at least once during the year.

Consider having your family start a new Christmas tradition this year and drop off their favorite foods to a food pantry in your neighborhood -- show your children how to love their neighbors in a realistic way!

MERRY CHRISTMAMS!


Try the easy recipe below:

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Barbequed Turkey Pockets

Serves 5

Start to Finish: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell's® Healthy Request® Condensed Tomato Soup

1/4 cup water

2 tbsp. packed brown sugar

2 tbsp. vinegar

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 lb. thinly sliced cooked turkey breast *

3 pita breads (6"), cut in half

Directions:

MIX soup, water, sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire in skillet. Heat to a boil. Cook over low heat 5 min.

ADD turkey and heat through. Spoon turkey mixture into pita halves. Makes 6 sandwiches.

TIP: *roasted or deli turkey

Source: www.campbellkitchen.com



Food Banks and Food Pantries: Helping Locally

What is a Food Bank/Food Pantry?

A food bank collects food and distributes to agencies that serve the low-income population.

A food pantry provides food directly to individuals in need.

Poverty Leads to Food Insecurity:

• In 2005, 37 million people (12.6%) nationwide lived in poverty.

o 17.8% of the nation’s children (under age 18)

o 11.3% of people aged 18-64

Want to Help?

Use this “Food Bank Wish List” to select non-perishable foods to request for a community food drive:

Grains:

Pancake mix

Infant cereal

Rice pilaf

Oatmeal

Rigatoni

Cream of wheat

Cereal

Brown rice

Quick bread mix

Pasta

Flour (white or whole wheat)

Cornmeal

Graham crackers

Noodle soup

Vegetables and Fruits:

Tomato sauce

Raisins/other dried fruits

Spaghetti sauce

Baby food fruit

Canned vegetables

Applesauce

Vegetable soup

Canned pumpkin

Baby food vegetables

Canned peaches/pears

Milk/Meat Group Items:

Powdered milk

Nuts

Infant formula

Peanut butter

Evaporated milk

Beef stew

Shelf stable pudding

Canned beans/peas

Parmesan cheese

Dried beans/peas

Fats/Oils/Sweets:

Jelly

Sugar

Syrup Preserves

Vegetable oils

Lite mayonnaise

Lite salad dressings

For more information on food banks, food pantries and other emergency food programs, visit America’s Second Harvest at: http://www.secondharvest.org or call them at: (800)-771-2303




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Kara Goldin

CEO, Founder.

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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian


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