The Makings of a Thanksgiving Meal at Nutley Family Service Bureau
Published By Nutley Neighbors, November 2019
Submitted by Emma Cortese, PhD, NFSB Board Member
Nutley Family Service Bureau’s goal is to decrease the impact of food insecurity in households by providing a nutritious and dependable resource for family meals. USDA data for 2018 shows that over 11% of US households were food insecure, which means that, at least sometime during the year, over 14 million households lacked access to enough food to sustain a healthy life regimen. At NFSB, we recognize the many ways that food insecurity is experienced. Disrupted eating patterns and reduced intake means worrying that food will run out before there is enough money to replenish the shelves, cutting down on the size of meals or skipping meals, being hungry even after eating a meal, and being hungry but not having food to eat.