Our foreva FLOTUS may have left her vegetable garden behind, but she’s still making it her mission to feed us the right way.
She partnered with nonprofit Partnership for Healthier America that aims to feed one million food-deprived families.
With debut of her new Netflix show “Pass the Love w/ Waffles + Mochi,” a kids cooking show that features affordable food recipes from across the world, she created a Love w/ Waffles + Mochi campaign to get needy families healthy food.
PHA President Nancy Roman says campaign was inspired by the show’s story of two puppet foodies who “travel the world exploring the wonders of food and culture while learning how to cook with fresh ingredients.
Michelle Obama says the campaign is to “help make sure families all over the country can access fresh, nutritious food” amid devastating effects of coronavirus pandemic.
Feeding America org reports around 45 million Americans in 2020 may have experienced food insecurity — limited or uncertain access to adequate food — compared with 35 million in 2019.
Caitlin Caspi, a University of Connecticut professor that studies food instability, cites unemployment and school closures to food shortages.
Those most impacted are “among households with children, and in particular, households with children of color,” Caspi said.
“Meal boxes that provide fresh food and a complete set of ingredients to households are one way to reduce the impact of these food access disruptions, and to get healthy meals on the table,” she added.
Food service org Genuine Foods will package the campaign’s meal boxes and local non-profits will distribute the boxes to various cities.
The campaign will roll out meal boxes in May and continue throughout the year.
To donate to the nonprofit click here.
Mrs O is still serving up goodness for us.