It’s Valentine’s Day – time for some #GiveHealthy Love!

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We know so many people who love to fight hunger!  It’s why our community keeps growing!  And we’re thrilled to announce that Chef Greg Silverman has joined the #GiveHealthy Advisory Board.  Chef Greg Silverman is the Executive Director of the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH), in New York City. Through a supermarket-style food pantry, WSCAH alleviates hunger and creates a culture that promotes change and self-reliance. WSCAH reaches almost 10,000 families every year, providing social service support and culinary job training, while distributing over 1.5 million pounds of healthy food.

Chef Greg Silverman, New York City 2016

WSCAH is working to change everyone’s perception of hungry people by providing food with dignity and empowering people to find solutions. Chef Greg has worked in the food and hunger space for over 20 years. He previously served as the National Director of Program Partnerships for Share Our Strength and it’s No Kid Hungry Campaign where amongst much food access work he led the national growth of the Cooking Matters nutrition education platform across all 50 states.

Welcome, Chef Greg!

The Big Apple – a Perfect Place to #GiveHealthy

It’s always a thrill to visit a hunger relief organization and see them in action.  I’ve never met someone working at a food pantry, food bank, soup kitchen or shelter that wasn’t passionate about the work that they do and welcoming to visitors – whether people coming for assistance or just stopping by to say hello.

Some #GiveHealthy Team members stopped by the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) in New York City recently to enjoy a double thrill – both the visit and the delivery of over ONE TON of healthy food courtesy of two #GiveHealthy Food Drives – one sponsored by the Stroock Law Firm and another sponsored by WSCAH themselves!

What does a #GiveHealthy food delivery look like?  What do excited WSCAH team members look like? See for yourself!

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Some Stats:
Average donation per person:  61 lbs!
% of unusable food:  Zero – 100% of the donated food matched WSCAH needs
% of healthy food:  100%
Staff time to sort out the food donations:  Zero