Eating for Orange
Here’s the awful truth: Roughly 200,000 people in Westchester are food insecure, meaning, on any given day, they struggle to have enough to eat. Another awful truth: Most of us aren’t aware that this is even an issue. After all, we live in one of the nation’s most affluent counties. How can someone be hungry here?
That’s the issue Kate Schlientz, founder of the popular food blog IntoxiKate, was tasked with fixing when she teamed up with the Food Bank for Westchester as a social media ambassador this year. “They started telling me about going orange for the month of September, and I just thought how about we eat for orange,” says Schlientz. “Let’s focus on raising awareness and have this really great conversation on social media.” For the month of September, more than 20 restaurants will feature orange-colored dishes on their menus and ask customers to share the experience on social media with the hashtags #EatingForOrange #IntoxiKate #HungerActionMonth and #FBFW.