The holidays are a wonderful time for families to get together and share a meal. Though many of us are lucky to experience this over the holidays, 37 million people are food insecure in the United States.
A family that is food insecure does not have the financial resources to provide a fresh and nutritious meal for their loved ones. This is not an issue that is reserved for a select group of people – food insecurity affects middle-class families, single-parent households, and a staggering 11 million children. These families are stretched so thin, covering everyday expenses and housing costs that their nourishment is something they can’t possibly budget for.
56% of households affected by food insecurity utilize federal assistance programs to make ends meet. One of the most essential programs in effect is School Lunch Assistance. For food-insecure children, school lunch is often the most nutritious meal of their day. Teachers who care for these kids remark that the holiday breaks can be immensely tough for them as they could go days without a complete meal.
You might be asking yourself: “How can I help? Can one person make a difference?”
You absolutely can make a difference in breaking down the stigma for these families by having conversations with your community and giving back. Sublime Daily aims to raise awareness on food insecurity and give back in a meaningful way. We teamed up with Nicole Feliciano, AKA @MomTrends, and Rosanna Añil, the @NYCFoodMuse, to bring you the awareness video below.
We invite you to watch and nominate a family in your life that would benefit from a sponsored holiday meal.
This form was created to protect the privacy of the entrants and their nominees. Sublime Daily asks that the entrant does not publish the name and information of the nominated family on any social media channel. Contact information must only be provided to Sublime Daily within this form.
Submissions will be accepted from Thursday, December 5th through December 19th. The winning submission will be selected and the entrant notified from December 20th to December 23rd. We ask that all entrants like and share the video as part of their nomination.