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Driver Clyde White brings a meal to Patricia Hughes, a participant in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's (PCA's) home-delivered meals program.
Posted By Marcia Siegal

PCA’s food lifeline

Clyde White can be counted on to knock on Patricia Hughes’ door every Thursday morning. A driver with Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)’s Meal Distribution Center (MDC), White makes a weekly delivery of seven frozen meals to her. To Hughes, who is homebound, PCA’s home-delivered meals program “is a godsend.”

Vegetables are vital to good nutrition and figure in delicious recipes.
Posted By Alicia Colombo

Celebrate nutrition

March is designated National Nutrition Month by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to remind us about the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits. This year’s theme, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” demonstrates that each of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Here are some recipes, courtesy of the academy, that give you tasty options for incorporating more fresh vegetables into your diet. For more recipes and nutrition resources, go to www.eatright.org.

Posted By Abbey Porter

Webinar to look at addressing hunger in older adults

Senior nutrition professionals are invited to join Meals on Wheels America to learn more about its new Hunger in Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities for the Aging Services Network report from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 16.

Sweet potatoes make a tasty and nutritious treat
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Sweet potato recipes

There are several varieties of sweet potatoes, some of which are marketed as yams. These recipes are for the kind with a reddish skin and orange interior, as shown in the photo

Posted By Abbey Porter

Program hosts soup-making sessions

Food & Company, a program of the Ralston Center, hosts communal cooking sessions at community locations where senior and intergenerational participants gather to prepare delicious, healthy soups and stews.

Bread pudding makes a delicious treat for the holidays and year 'round.
Posted By Linda Riley

Delicious holiday treats

This is a sweet, warm comfort food that is easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have in the house. It’s also a good way to use bread that is starting to go stale. But if your bread is fresh, you can toast it slightly to get the right texture so that it is better able to absorb the custard.

Stuffed pumpkin is a delicious and festive fall treat. (Photo by Linda L. Riley)
Posted By Linda Riley

Festive stuffed pumpkin

The harvest pumpkin recipe provides a beautiful centerpiece for the holiday dinner table and a delicious vegetable dish that will please all of your guests. The combination of honey and apples with craisins and apple cider vinegar makes it both sweet and savory; the walnuts add crunch; and the bread and pumpkin combine to create a hearty, satisfying dish

There are resources available in Philadelphia  to help prevent hunger.
Posted By Linda Riley

Resources to help prevent hunger

Of the more than 291,000 Philadelphians age 60 or older, 32,000 (about 11%) have cut the size of meals or skipped meals because there was not enough money in the budget for food, according to a recent Philadelphia Health Management Corporation Household Health survey. There are resources to help, on a one-time or ongoing basis.

Pictured above (from left) are Margaret Custalow, Tamara Jones, Catherine Gaines, William(Bill) Manson and Rev. Nancy Jackson help to serve a meal to people in need at Zion A.M.E. Church in South Philadelphia. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

A Thanksgiving feast for the needy

Reverend Nancy Jackson doesn’t want anyone to go hungry. She and her staff are the driving force for the food ministry at Zion A.M.E. Church, which will host its seventh annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community Nov. 22, from noon to 3 p.m.

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