September 2, 2022
To recognize National Food Bank Day on September 2nd, Rock Creek Senior Living will be participating in a canned food drive with a goal of bringing awareness to those that go hungry. As the Culinary Director, I am honored to be a part of this important day, held annually on the first Friday in September.
John van Hengel is credited with starting the first food bank in 1967 to redistribute food and prevent the wastage of groceries by handing it out to the poor and hungry. National Food Bank Day is not only a reminder that no one should go to bed hungry, but also a day to honor those workers, volunteers, and food bank charities who work to distribute food year-around.
We are donating to The Cupboard at the Lutheran Church of Hope. I chose this food bank because they have a lot of community outreach programs and help many people in need.
We are planning on having a canned food drive and donating the canned goods and other non-perishable items. Also, the food bank is collecting items to make birthday cakes for the underprivileged.
I feel it is important to donate to your local food bank. Growing up an underprivileged youth, oftentimes the local food banks kept me from going hungry. Good nutrition is very important because it helps prevent sickness, disease, and improves the quality of life.
In the US alone, about 42 million people struggle with food insecurity. Our team is hopeful we can make a positive impact on those numbers by supporting for our local food banks in honor of National Food Bank Day. We will be delivering our non-perishable items on September 2nd and look forward to sharing with you all what a difference we all can make when we give a little.
Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, IA offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Mercy One Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Briarwood Golf, The District Shopping Center, Saylorville Lake Marina, Big Creek State Park, and Ankeny Community Theater.
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