Holiday Food Drive Food Finders Oct to Dec

Annual Holiday Food Drive October 1st to December 31st

Helping families in need during the holidays

There are many ways you can make a difference for families struggling with hunger this holiday season.

Food Finders collects food from October through December, feeding thousands of families in need right here in Southern California.  We are collecting food items to help families feed their children and enjoy some f the pleasure of the holiday season that come during the winter months.

Our annual Holiday Food Drive starts October 1st – December 31st and Food Finders needs your support to collect as much food as possible for our nonprofit partners during the holidays. This year Food Finders is setting out to ensure everyone has a chance to create an experience around the table for the holidays. According to the California Food Policy Advocates, “4.7 million adults and 2.0 million children live in households affected by food insecurity”. Right now, you can register to become a food drive participant by signing up using our easy form below to help reduce food insecurity for a family in Southern California.

Rally your coworkers, get your boy scout or girl scout troop involved or inspire your school classroom to start a food drive to help your local community make this holiday season a hunger-free one! See below for a list of items we’re collecting:

Monetary support over the holidays ensures we can continue our programs through December and into 2022:

To make a donation towards our holiday food drive, please,

Give families their next holiday meal. To make a turkey donation today,

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#Why Waste Food Wednesday: Avocado Pesto

The Avocado, delicious and finicky! It is hard to know when they are ripe, and then–they are over-ripe. Or are they? Too many avocados are tossed in the trash when they could be repurposed into something else delicious and highly nutritious. While overripe avocados are not great for slicing, they’re actually easier to mash or purée than ripe avocados, which comes in handy if you’re trying to make dips and spreads.

Before I get to the recipe: How do you know when it is still good to eat an avocado that has gone from green to brown? The real trick is your nose. If an avocado smells bad, then do not eat it. Brown does not mean it is not nutritious. An isolated brown spot may be due to bruising, rather than widespread spoilage, and can be cut away. Mold is another sign that you cannot eat an over-ripe avocado. The bottom line is to smell before using.

Avocado Pesto

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 large bunch fresh basil
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ cup walnuts or hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Ground pepper to taste

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 Strip basil leaves from the stems and add to a food processor along with avocados, walnuts (or hemp seeds), lemon juice, garlic and salt; pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and process to form a thick paste. Season with pepper.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent browning and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2-Tbsp.Per Serving: 126 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 3g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 0.3g; fat 12.8g; saturated fat 1.7g; vitamin a iu 236.2IU; vitamin c 4.1mg; folate 26.4mcg; calcium 13.9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 14.9mg; potassium 151.2mg; sodium 37.1mg.Exchanges: 

2 1/2 fat

Recipe Source: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/251078/avocado-pesto/

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