Food for Thought: Giving Back Via Food Bank
Apr 25, 2017
Over the past year, Latoya Rice, in our construction management field office at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY, has sought out ways to serve her community, especially as it relates to getting people to eat more wholesome, nutritious food. To that end, she has been supporting City Harvest, a community food program that helps feed nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers every year.
Latoya is a frequent volunteer at City Harvest’s Mobile Markets: a farmer’s market-style distribution center in low-income communities that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need, while also conducting wellness programs and instructional classes on how to prepare the food that is being donated. She teaches two classes a month that focus on showing children how to eat healthy and prepare some nutritious after-school snacks with fresh produce.
“This is an area that I’ve always been very passionate about, and have advocated for healthier eating in my own life since 2005,” Latoya said. “It’s great to be able to teach people about all of these fruits and vegetables, while also showing them how to prepare recipes. And it feels great to give back to families who are really struggling.”