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.