September 2, 2022
To recognize National Food Bank Day on September 2nd, The Fremont Senior Living will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of bringing awareness to those that go hungry. As the Culinary Director, I am honored to be a part of this important day, held annually on the first Friday in September.
John van Hengel is credited with starting the first food bank in 1967 to redistribute food and prevent the wastage of groceries by handing it out to the poor and hungry. National Food Bank Day is not only a reminder that no one should go to bed hungry, but also a day to honor those workers, volunteers, and food bank charities who work to distribute food year-around.
We are donating to the Hand Extended Food Pantry. I chose this food bank because it is on the north side of Springfield in an area close to where I live. We will be donating boxed mac and cheese, canned soups, and meals, along with bottled water.
I feel it is important to donate to your local food bank. When you have more than you need, it is wise to give to others that are less fortunate. After all, there may be a day when you need help from others. Good nutrition is important as it allows for proper body function, allowing you to hold a job and raise a family. You don’t have to be a genius to live a good life, but an unhealthy one won’t last long.
In the US alone, about 42 million people struggle with food insecurity. Our team is hopeful we can make a positive impact on those numbers by supporting for our local food banks in honor of National Food Bank Day. We will be delivering our non-perishable items on September 2nd and look forward to sharing with you all what a difference we all can make when we give a little.
The Fremont Senior Living in Springfield, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located less than two miles from Mercy Hospital and Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Farmer’s Park, James River Town Center, Primrose Marketplace, and the Battlefield Mall.
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