Honey – A Top Survival Food, Wound Healer And All-purpose Health Tonic

Surprisingly, research has found that manuka reduces plaque and bacteria in the mouth when rubbed onto the gums. Sick with the flu? Manuka is a superstar here too. A study in Spain discovered compounds in honey that destroy the influenza virus. What’s more, manuka has been shown to aid weight loss, heal bladder infections, ease indigestion, soothe a sore throat, relieve arthritis, quiet an upset stomach and foster longevity. No need to wait for the collapse of civilization or an economic meltdown to enjoy the benefits of this rich liquid gold.
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Emergency food program crucial to America

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Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms the importance of the Federal Emergency Food Assistance program (TEFAP). This program provides supplies to the nation’s food banks . Over 50 million Americans suffer from hunger and turn to food banks and pantries for help. Bob Aiken, the president of Feeding America , said that the report “found in recent years that TEFAP contributions to the emergency food assistance system have become increasingly important as other supports, such as private food donations, have not kept pace with increased demand.” The USDA report states that “TEFAP foods account for approximately 20 percent of all foods distributed through Feeding Americas food banks and feeding agencies.” The nation’s system of foodbanks cannot get by without the support of TEFAP, whose funding is determined each year by Congress. Not only is the program providing food, but also the right food. Aiken adds, “This report shows what food banks and our clients have known all alongthe USDA has made great strides to ensure that TEFAP foods are highly nutritious, and that is apparent in how sought-after TEFAP foods are by our food banks and clients.” In 2012 TEFAP donated foods included “306 million pounds of fruits and vegetables, 180 million pounds of meat, 105 million pounds of milk and juice, 75 million pounds of grains, and 58 million pounds of other USDA Foods like soups, tomato-based sauces, eggs, and nut products.” Going forward, Congress will need to support TEFAP and other hunger fighting programs which are currently on the line in budget negotiations. Feeding America says, “As Congress continues discussions on the farm bill, we urge them to invest in programs that help feed children, seniors and working families at risk of hunger and poor nutrition , like The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
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6 Mall-Food Survival Dishes

Vincent de Paul: Emergency food shortage in the Tri-State Alyssa Dailey alyssa.dailey@wcpo.com Food pantries across the Tri-State are seeing a sharp increase in the communitys need and not enough food to supply them. The need for food has increased 20 percent from 2012 and food pantries are in the middle of an emergency food shortage. The increase in need is not only being felt in the urban core, but in the suburbs too. Mount Airy, Price Hill, Northside, Mount Washington and areas in Northern Kentucky are all seeing shortages. Not only has the need increased, but so have the new faces coming in for help. St. Vincent de Paul collected data on Friday to figure out why so many new people are in need of donations. They want to find out if back-to-school expenses, being laid off or a number of other reasons are causing the need so they can be more prepared in the future. The community can help by donating cash, food or hosting a food drive at their school, church or office. To find more information, click here: http://www.SVDPcincinnati.org 9 On Your Side reporter Mario Ramirez contributed to this report. Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Demand for emergency food and meals is highest in Bronx, up 110% from 2006

Kirsten Gillibrand shows a dramatic 55% rise in the need for emergency food relief statewide, and a 75% increase in New York City overall. The number of emergency meals provided to the city’s hungry has jumped in every borough since 2006, with the Bronx topping the list at 110%, followed closely by Queens at 106%. The smallest increase was 29% for Staten Island . The report found that 340,000 households across the city are now considered “food insecure” – meaning that these families are unsure when or how they will get their next meal – with 53,285 in the Bronx. “Because of the bad economy, New York families that typically donate food, warm clothes and other basics to those in need just can’t afford to this year,” Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said. “As a result, food bank shelves have gone bare, and hunger and food insecurity have reached disturbing, historic highs.” The Food Bank for New York City, which supplies food to 1,000 agencies providing 300,000 meals a day, found that 93% of city food pantries have seen an increase in first-time visitors over the past year. Half of the pantries reported more than 25% in increased demand over last year. Emergency measures taken in Washington over the past year dramatically increased the availability of food stamps and government purchases of food for emergency relief programs, according to Triada Stampas, the Food Bank’s director of government relations and public education. But those measures failed to fill the gap in the city. “More than half of food pantries still had to turn people away because they ran out of food,” Stampas said. Worse, much of that extra funding will disappear in the next year, long before recession-wracked New York families recover. The city received $28 million in aid from the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program this year, for example, but is set to receive only half of that over the next year, according to Stampas.
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St. Vincent de Paul: Emergency food shortage in the Tri-State

Pair the batter-cloaked snack with a tart, freshly squeezed cherry lemonade and try to think of a time when eating a food attached to a stick wasnt completely awesome. That’s right, you can’t. Also see: The Best Wine References in Music History, with Pairings for Each Song Slices And Garlic Knots At Sbarro What it is: The malls closest offering to a New York slice joint. Massive slices range from plain to Supreme (pepperoni, Italian sausage, fresh peppers, mushrooms, onions), and sides include stacks on stacks of twisted garlic knots gleaming under a torrent of oil, parsley, and salt. Why it’s a mall classic: The Sbarro slice, a staple of food courts for more than 40 years, is possibly the most iconic mall-food option besides plates of grimy, Day-glo Americanized Chinese food. Sure, you could probably find an Uno’s or California Pizza Kitchen in the near vicinity, but why? Pulling up a chair (if its not bolted to the ground) and feasting on stringy cheese topped pies and garlic knots at Sbarro is a trip down memory lane, and it’s much cheaper to boot. Also see: The 20 Best New Nyc Restaurants Of 2012 Photo by Flickr user The Pizza Review. Free Samples Of Orange Chicken At Panda Express What it is: Boneless chicken covered in a sweet and mildly spicy orange glaze Why it’s a mall classic: Samples of the glazed chicken bites, served conveniently on a toothpick, are nearly impossible to pass up. Its not your fault that you wandered into the food court and straight into the line of fire. Don’t resist. You could get a whole styrofoam plate filled with the stuff, along with fried rice and a egg roll. Or you could just keep coming back wearing a different hat from Lids until you’ve had your fill of freebies.
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