Remember the Simple Things! Giving back, offering a helping hand, lending an ear, smiling at a stranger! "If you cant feed 100 people, then just feed one". - Mother Theresa "It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal". - Joaquin Phoenix
With over 25 years in the culinary industry, from front of the house positions to restaurant management and ownership.....I decided to start my own personal chef and confections business in 2005. My full time career has been dedicated to many years of accounting as a Full Time Controller for Restaurant Groups, go figure. Did I mention I LOVE FOOD? . Since then...my life has brought me to my 2nd passion, HOME! I love everything about mine...and everyone's for that matter so I'm now a Licenced Real Estate Agent in the lovely state of Florida! Naturally, My Food Biz has scaled down a bit to dedicate myself to my new endeavor. Me and my foodie team now are available for private events only, and of course we still sell sweets on my store.
The objectives that have always driven me has been satisfying my clients needs, be it in the food biz, accounting or now real estate. This website has enabled me to help provide solutions for catering as well as continuing our efforts in feeding the poor and donate to protecting animal welfare.
I've often wondered why...with all the resources and food most of us have...why so many people are starving? So many people and animals are left without care, without love, without hope? It's pretty unfathomable!
Whether you purchase one of my products or hire me as your personal chef or caterer, you will become a part of the bigger picture.......helping provide healthy meals to the needy and provide food, shelter and care to abandoned, abused animals.
Please read TO THE END for US Poverty Statistics....and become part of the change:
D'Licious Chef Servicesintegrates the highest quality foods and ingredients and I am confident your bodies will thank me. If our client's budget allows, we prefer to use organic, Non-GMO and locally sourced foods. We do however, cook with whatever ingredients YOU like.
LIST OF SERVICES: *Catering Services*
*Menu planning & grocery shopping*
*Healthy, Organic, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Options*
*Individual or Group Cooking Classes*
*Table Design & Decor*
*Party Planning & Event Coordination*
*D'licious Confections, Sweet Tables*
*Individualized Phone Consultations*
*Events and Pop-Up Sweets & Eats Booth*
Here are some staggering statistics:
Although related, food insecurity and poverty are not the same. Poverty in the United States is only one of many factors associated with food insecurity. In fact, higher unemployment, lower household assets, and certain demographic characteristics also lead to a lack of access to adequate, nutritious food. Read on for national hunger and poverty facts and statistics, or visit Map the Meal Gap for state-specific information. Poverty Statistics in the United States[i]In 2017:
Facts about poverty and hunger in AmericaEven in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America.
34 million people lived in poverty in America. For a family of four, that means earning just $25,000 per year.
In 2020, more than 38 million people faced hunger in the United States, including more than 12 million children.
A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
Children are more likely to face food insecurity than any other group in the United States.
The official poverty rate in 2020 was 11.4 percent, up 1.0 percentage point from 10.5 percent in 2019. This is the first increase in poverty after five consecutive annual declines (Figure 8 and Table B-4).
In 2020, there were 37.2 million people in poverty, approximately 3.3 million more than in 2019 (Figure 8 and Table B-1).
Between 2019 and 2020, the poverty rate increased for non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics. Among non-Hispanic Whites, 8.2 percent were in poverty in 2020, while Hispanics had a poverty rate of 17.0 percent. Among the major racial groups examined in this report, Blacks had the highest poverty rate (19.5 percent), but did not experience a significant change from 2019. The poverty rate for Asians (8.1 percent) in 2020 was not statistically different from 2019 (Figure 9 and Table B-1).
Poverty rates for people under the age of 18 increased from 14.4 percent in 2019 to 16.1 percent in 2020. Poverty rates also increased for people aged 18 to 64 from 9.4 percent in 2019 to 10.4 percent in 2020. The poverty rate for people aged 65 and older was 9.0 percent in 2020, not statistically different from 2019 (Figure 9 and Table B-1).
Between 2019 and 2020, poverty rates increased for married-couple families and families with a female householder. The poverty rate for married-couple families increased from 4.0 percent in 2019 to 4.7 percent in 2020. For families with a female householder, the poverty rate increased from 22.2 percent to 23.4 percent. The poverty rate for families with a male householder was 11.4 percent in 2020, not statistically different from 2019 (Figure 12 and Table B-2).
For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/cps/techdocs/cpsmar21.pdf [PDF - <1.0 MB]. The Census Bureau reviewed this data product for unauthorized disclosure of confidential information and approved the disclosure avoidance practices applied to this release. CBDRB-FY21-282. FOOD INSECURITY IN THE U.S. CONT. • Fifteen states exhibited statistically significantly higher household food-insecurity rates than the U.S. national average 2014-2016 (13.0%)8 1. Mississippi (18.7%) 2. Louisiana (18.3%) 3. Alabama (18.1%) 4. New Mexico (17.6%) 5. Arkansas (17.5%) 6. Kentucky (17.3%) 7. Maine (16.4%) 8. Indiana (15.2%) 9. Oklahoma (15.2%) 10. North Carolina (15.1%) 11. West Virginia (14.9%) 12. Ohio (14.8%) 13. Arizona (14.6%) 14. Oregon (14.6%) 15. Texas (14.3%)
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