|An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Or the dentist. Or the boogie man. Not sure which.|
In 2010, there were more than three million food shelf visits statewide and 63 million pounds of
food were distributed to Minnesota families by food shelves. http://mnfoodshare.gmcc.org/hunger.php
17.2 million households, 14.5 percent of households (approximately one in seven), were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States 1 (Coleman-Jensen 2011, p. v.) http://mnfoodshare.gmcc.org/docs/mfs_hunger_fact_sheet_2011.pdf
Those are startling figures, aren't they? What a blessing it is to be able to worry about what to wear instead of how we are going to eat! Some of us may be going through a hard time or know someone who is, but what a joy that many of us are in a position to help our fellow stylistas and community members in need!
|This is my, "OMG, is the grocery store man coming to kick us out?" face.|
The Emergency Food Shelf Network is "An innovative food bank dedicated to serving the hunger needs of our changing communities." The are a full service food bank that provides support to over 200 hunger relief partners. That's pretty dope ya'll.
As for the outfit, I loved this tutu looking confection of a skirt. I bought it in mid-summer, but always envisioned it in fall with tights and whatnot so I saved it until now. I love the lightness of the skirt with the heaviness of all the black. I decided to pair it with a red belt because I enjoy the combination of things that don't really go together.
This fantastically foody post is to kick off the volunteer event for The Emergency Food Shelf Network taking place on Saturday, December 10th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. More details HERE. We will be sorting and/or packaging food. It's gonna be a good time people, don't miss the chance to get your give back on and bring a friend! To sign up with the group, please email me at K.Mo@thefreshfactorgc.com by Tuesday, December 6th.
If you don't live in MN, no worries!! You can find a foodshelf in your area and volunteer HERE! Make sure to take some pics and tell me all about it so I can post your freshness on the blog!
|I'm already pumped to package some food! Woo!|
Jacket: Long time ago at some obscure strip mall
Tank/Skirt/Ring: Forever 21
Tights: Also not sure, they are your standard black opaques
Shoes: Baby Phat via Macys