Feeding The Homeless

According to DC Hunger Solutions, the ability to obtain enough food for an active, healthy life is the most basic of human needs. Without access to adequate healthy food, people are likely to be hungry, undernourished, and in poor health, with high rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other nutrition-fueled health problems. One in eight District

households is struggling against hunger and 13.4 percent of all households in the District of Columbia were food insecure in 2011-2013. I a recent report of the nonprofit group Feeding America, the District of Columbia has a higher rate of food insecurity among children than any state. They also reported that, 30.7 percent of the city's residents under 18 live in food-insecure households, meaning they lack the resources necessary to ensure consistent access to adequate food.

The Order of the Knights of Pythagoras volunteered on Saturday, July 18, 2015 with Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church Outreach Ministry to help feed the hungry. The Knights and members Princesses of Phyllis S. Byrd worked with Director Eunice Richardson to host a cookout. We arrived at 9:30 am to help set-up the dining room. WGD Hudson, Sr. and Knights Jaronte Jones, and Jerome Hackney, III cooked the hotdogs and burgers on the grill. Our other youth volunteers participated in bible study, served food, and cleaned up after the meals were served.

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