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.....in addition to many years of accounting and bookkeeping, I decided to start my own personal chef and confections business in 2005.
The objectives that drive me are to provide my clients D'Licious,nutritious meal options and gourmet sweet treats while continuing our efforts in feeding the poor and 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 the 2017 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: *Personal Chef and 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, Wedding and Special Occasion Cakes*
*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:
Poverty and Hunger Fact Sheet September 2017
Poverty and hunger in America often go hand in hand, but they are not the same. Poverty is not the ultimate determinant of food insecurity – rather, it’s one of many associated factors. Research shows that unemployment, lower household assets and certain demographic characteristics can also be key predictors of food insecurity among people living in the U.S. 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
• As of 2016, 40.6 million people (12.7%) live in poverty.
• 22.8 million (11.6%) of people ages 18-64 live in poverty.
• 13.3 million (18% percent) children under the age of 18 live in poverty.
• 4.6 million (9.3%) seniors 65 and older live in poverty.
• The overall poverty rate according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure is 13.9 percent, significantly higher than the comparable official poverty rate of 12.7%.2
• Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure, there are 44.6 million people living in poverty, 3.9 million more than are represented by the comparable official poverty measure (40.7 million).
POVERTY AMONG THE PEOPLE FEEDING AMERICA SERVES
Based on annual income, 72% of all of the households Feeding America serves live at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty line.
• The median annual household income of people Feeding America serves is $9,175.
• More than half of households Feeding America serves (54%) report at least one employed person at some point in the past year. FOOD INSECURITY IN THE U.S.5
• As of 2016, 41.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households, including 28.3 million adults and 12.9 million children.
• The majority of people who are food insecure do not live in poverty, and the majority of people who live in poverty are not food insecure. An estimated 58% of food-insecure individuals reside in households that earn more than 100% of the poverty line, and 61% of people living in poor households are in fact food secure.13
• An estimated 27% of individuals who are considered food insecure live in households that earn incomes above 185% of the poverty line, making them likely ineligible for most federal nutrition assistance programs.
• 12 percent of households (15.6 million households) are estimated to be food insecure.
• 5 percent of households (6.1 million households) experience very low food security.
• Households with children report food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 17% compared to 11%.
• Households that have higher rates of food insecurity than the national average include households with children (17%), especially households with children headed by single women (32%) or single men (22%), Black non-Hispanic households (23%) and Hispanic households (19%).
• As of 2015, 5.4 million seniors (over age 60), or 8% of all seniors, are estimated to be food insecure.6 • Food insecurity exists in every county in America, ranging from a low of 3% in Grant County, KS to a high of 38% in Jefferson County, MS.
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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Every dollar spent with my company also guarantees a donation to help the needy! D'Licious Chef Services, Confections & Events actively donates to charity!
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