About Arise & Shine Food Security
Food plays a major role in the cultural and religious practices of many communities. When we think about culture, food is often one of the first things that comes to mind. However, the role food plays and the experiences communities have with food goes well beyond providing nourishment alone. For many immigrants and refugees facing hardships, the lack of availability or access in their new neighborhood to familiar food that caters to their culture can be even harder.
ARISE and Shine works with local community growers to provide culturally-specific food that is fresh and healthy and helps them reach the people who need it most. We work together to avoid food waste. We provide assistance with proper food storage tips to newcomers. We work together to help them preserve the quality and nutritional value of the foods they purchase, prevent food-borne illnesses caused by harmful bacteria and make the most of their food dollar by preventing spoilage.