September 2, 2022
To recognize National Food Bank Day on September 2nd, VITALIA Active Adult Community® – North Royalton 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 Middleburg Heights Food Pantry. I chose this food bank because it is close to us and I believe in bolstering our local community. We will be donating canned goods, dried foods, and many other quality, non-perishable items.
As I stated earlier, I believe that as a part of this community it is our responsibility to be part of the solution. For communities to work, we must all do our part. Donating food for people in need can be just the beginning of giving back.
Good nutrition is important for many reasons. It provides healthy bodies and having a healthy body means you can think more clearly. If you are healthy, you make better decisions. If the population is healthy, health care costs go down. In a nutshell, if you’re healthy you can focus on being a productive member of your community.
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.
VITALIA® North Royalton in North Royalton, OH offers 55+ villas, senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Weatherby’s Restaurant, a 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Comfortably located right on York Road just moments from a wide range of shopping, dining, and attractions.
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