In the United States, over one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste. Worldwide loss is about 40%. When food is tossed aside, so too are opportunities for improved food security, economic growth, and environmental prosperity. Our partnership with La Soupe helps to address this systemic problem. New estimates from Penn State University suggest that an average household wastes about $1,900 per year—translating to $240 billion in wasted food nationally.
We are deeply grateful to partner with La Soupe, which is now located in Walnut Hills. In the past, items from La Soupe have included: lettuce, bananas, apples, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, limes, “lunchables,” cottage cheese, lunch meat, semi-prepared meal kits, potato salad, fruit trays, vegetable trays, sandwiches, chocolate milk, yogurt, onions, potatoes, squash, eggplant, avocado toast kits, breads, donuts, cakes, whole cooked turkeys, shredded carrots, rainbow carrots, celery, eggs, cheese, cookies, pears, brussel sprouts, zucchini, kale, beans and more. The day and time vary according to La Soupe’s schedule. The items depend on what foods La Soupe has rescued from places like Kroger’s, Gordon Food Service, Trader Joe’s, Pop’s Donut Shop, Bread Smith, Servati’s, LaRosa’s, Jungle Jim’s etc.
This year Heritage Healthy Cooking Classes has had 22 food distributions that have served over 600 people! We have done this with very little cost and over 400 volunteer hours. Huge thanks to the drivers, gardeners, packers, delivery and clean up teams! This was an experimental year for the raised beds behind the church. They actually produced a fair amount of produce. We plan to improve the beds next year.
We delivered an oversized, heartfelt thank you card to La Soupe during our last pick-up. They are deeply touched by our gratitude.
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If you have questions or want to help with the Heritage Healthy Cooking Classes food distribution, please contact Tracy Jo at: