The Holidays are Over, Now What? 

by Leah M. Reynolds, Executive Director, KACS

Angela Davis is credited for saying, “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world and you have to do it all the time.” This is a call to embrace optimism, take action, and persistently work toward a better world. It embodies the idea that change is not only possible but achievable through unwavering commitment and collective effort.

In February, the KACS Food Cupboard provided food support 900 times to families living in Southern Chester County. On average, we have a monthly food gap of over 35,000 lbs between what we receive and what we give away. It is an ongoing task to source enough food for those who are suffering from food insecurity and living as the working poor in our community.

All human beings need some daily nourishment. Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Good nutrition is related to improved infant and child health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and increased longevity.

Transformative efforts to combat food insecurity should be continuous and sustained. Change is not a one-time event but rather an ongoing commitment. It calls for consistency in effort and an unwavering dedication to the cause.

Please encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to donate food. Host a “stuff-the-truck” event or food drive. Your support is not only essential it is critical. More information and a complete list of the most needed items are located here.

Thanks for all you do to love your neighbors.

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