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Totally_CrushableDunkin’ is going all in this year for Valentine’s Day, with returning seasonal favorites debuting nationwide beginning Wednesday, January 31.

Two fan-favorites are making a comeback for the season of love. Dunkin’ fans will be smitten by the Cupid’s Choice Donut, a heart-shaped treat filled with Bavarian Kreme and topped with strawberry-flavored icing and red and pink sprinkles. And for the chocoholics – the heart shaped Brownie Batter Donut is back! Made with chocolatey, brownie batter-flavored butter creme filling and topped with chocolate icing and Valentine’s Day inspired sprinkles, this heart shaped donut is sure to please.

Can’t get enough Brownie Batter? Pick up some Dunkin’ Brownie Batter Coffee Creamer from your local grocery store to add to your cup of coffee at home!

Cupid’s bow has also struck our bakery case! Through February 21, all your favorite filled donuts, including Boston Kreme and Chocolate Creme, will come in a festive heart-shape shell. Plus, any donut that comes topped with sprinkles, such as the Chocolate Frosted and Strawberry Frosted donuts, will be sprinkled with love – aka festive red, white and pink sprinkles.

Whether you’re ordering a donut Valentine for yourself or your loved one, make it a power couple by pairing it with a Pink Velvet Macchiato. Perfect for the occasion and only available for a limited time, the Pink Velvet Macchiato captures hearts with its striking pink layer and bold espresso, red velvet cake flavor and notes of cream cheese frosting.

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Creating a new dish with leftovers: Honey and orange glazed pork over rice

Honey and orange glazed pork over rice
Created from leftover pork roast

You're thinking about what to have for dinner, you open up the fridge and you see that leftover pork roast that you've already had two meals of...  BORING!  

One of the benefits of leftovers is the convenience factor, being able to quickly reheat something in the microwave, air fryer, or depending on what it is the stovetop or oven.  The downside is what was fantastic when you made it for dinner and was still excellent as a leftover for lunch, is now kind of, I'd rather have something else...

Create something new.

A classically prepared pork roast is something that can easily be transformed into a delicious 'new' dish with an Asian flare.  The notes of honey, orange, and ginger complement what already has a great base flavor.  The best thing, you can prepare this dish in less time than hopping in your vehicle to hit the fast food drive-thru.

Honey & Orange Glazed Pork over Garlic & Ginger Rice

Ingredients for the rice:

  • 1 tab of butter
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (garlic press comes in handy)
  • A thumb size portion of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup, long grain white rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 cups chicken stock

Directions:  In a rice cooker (or a medium pot over medium heat), melt the butter, add salt, and the onion, and saute until the onion starts to soften.  Add the garlic and ginger, and stir to incorporate, letting things get all happy for about one minute.  Add the rice and turmeric, give things a quick stir, then add the chicken stock.  Button-down the lid on the rice cooker and let it do its thing using the appropriate rice setting.  If using a stovetop saucepan or pot, put a lid on it, reduce heat to a low simmer, and cook for 20 minutes.  Do NOT lift the lid!

While the rice is cooking...

Ingredients for the glazed pork:

  • 6-8 ounces of leftover pork roast, cubed
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon of sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • The zest and juice from one orange
  • 1 generous Tablespoon of honey
  • One green onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:  In a large skillet over medium-high heat, toast the sesame seeds, then set aside.  Add the canola oil to the pan, let it come up to temperature, then add the cubed pork.  Stir until warmed through and it starts to caramelize.  Add the sesame oil and the zest from the orange, about a healthy teaspoon.  Stir, then hit the pan with the juice from the orange.  Add the honey, stir to incorporate and until to mixture starts to bubble.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook until sauce reduces and thickens up a bit, salt and pepper to taste.   Serve over a bed of the Garlic & Ginger Rice, topped with the toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion.

Prep Option:  If you have leftover rice on hand, you can skip the rice in the pot thing and make pork fried rice.

A creative use of leftovers, this dish is also Bachelor on the Cheap Wallet Friendly!

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike

Related: Product Review: Cuisinart Rice and Grain Multicooker

KFC's new Smash'd Potato Bowl is a MUST TRY

KFC Smashe'd Potato Bowl
This is a great lunch!

If you like KFC's Famous Bowl, you're going to LOVE this!

The chicken chain launched a spin of the Famous Bowl yesterday, January 29, 2024 called, the Smash'd Potato Bowl.

Here's the description from the KFC website:  Smash your hunger with our all-new Smash'd Potato Bowl. This loaded mashed potato bowl is filled with our Seasoned French Fries and creamy mashed potatoes covered in our delicious warm cheese sauce, savory bacon crumbles and topped with a 3-cheese blend. Order online for delivery or pick up and grab this KFC® mashed potato bowl for a quick lunch near you!

Smash'd Potato Bowl
A look under all that cheese...

I picked one up today while out and about running errands and what a great lunch!  It's got the "Wow, this is really good" factor.  Everything in it was spot on, the bacon bits were crispy, the mashed potatoes were creamy, and the french fries were seasoned well with that light, crunchy exterior and fluffy interior, the nuggets (an upgrade to the regular bowl) were crispy, tender, juicy, and that cheese blend was generously portioned, had a perfect melt and tied everything together.

The regular Smash'd Potato Bowl costs just $3.49, but I upgraded mine to include 5 chicken nuggets and a drink for $8.59.  What a fantastic lunch!  I'm giving KFC's new Smash'd Potato Bowl 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.  It's VERY reasonably priced, SUPER delicious, filling, and most definitely worthy of being a repeat buy.

The KFC visited on this occasion is located at 1251 S Woodlawn St, Wichita, KS 67218.  I hit the drive-thru a bit after 11 am with one vehicle ahead of me, which was already at the window.  I was able to order right away, the service was fast and friendly, and I received my order before I could get through listening to a classic rock song on 104.5 The Fox.

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike

Related: Food Review: KFC Spicy Chicken Mac & Cheese Bowl

Don’t Let Delivery and Takeout Foods Fumble Your Super Bowl

Super Bowl SpreadWASHINGTON — Safely serving friends and family during the big game is a win for everyone; don’t fumble it this Super Bowl Sunday. February 11 kicks off Super Bowl LVIII, and football fans will be huddling up to watch the big game while enjoying their favorite foods. Whether you’re ordering delivery, or preparing and serving food to guests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has some gameday plans to keep your Super Bowl from being intercepted by foodborne illness.

“Super Bowl parties are a fun time for people to unwind and enjoy the big game, but food safety must remain a top priority,” said USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Emilio Esteban. “Simple steps like not leaving food out at room temperature for more than two hours or keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold can help keep your friends and family safe.”

Follow these USDA tips to avoid getting caught offside with food safety this Super Bowl Sunday.

Deliveries and Takeout Foods

If you’re ordering takeout earlier in the day before the big game, make sure someone is there to get the food in a timely manner. Place any food that is not being eaten immediately in the refrigerator. When storing leftovers, divide them into smaller portions and place them into small, shallow containers. Perishable foods that have been sitting out at room temperature must be eaten within two hours after being cooked.

Stay in the In Zone, not the Danger Zone

If you’re serving food to groups, follow the two-hour rule. When perishable foods sit in the Danger Zone (temperatures between 40 F and 140 F) for more than two hours, bacteria can multiply rapidly. Meat and poultry must be refrigerated or frozen within two hours of sitting out on a counter in the Danger Zone. If you want to enjoy the big game and serve food longer than two hours, keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Hot foods must be kept at 140 F or above by using warming trays, chafing dishes, or a slow cooker. Cold foods must be kept at 40 F or below. To keep them cold, serve them in smaller portions and refill them, or place the food in containers and nestle them in ice.

Don’t Let Leftovers Sit on the Sidelines

Your Super Bowl leftovers will be safe for three to four days in the refrigerator. Reheat leftovers to the safe internal temperature of 165 F as measured with a food thermometer. Reheat liquid foods like soups and sauces to a boil. Tasting food to determine its safety is dangerous. When in doubt, throw it out!

Always Remember the Four Steps to Food Safety

  • Clean—Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before, during, and after meal preparation. Clean and sanitize surfaces often with soap, water and a sanitizer. In a recent USDA study, 96% of handwashing attempts failed due to missing all the necessary steps.
  • Separate—Use separate cutting boards: one for raw meat and poultry and another for fruits and vegetables. Keep raw foods separate from ready-to-eat foods and utensils.
  • Cook—Cook meat and poultry products to a safe internal temperature by using a food thermometer.
  • Chill—Place foods that are no longer being eaten back into the refrigerator or freezer within two hours of sitting out at room temperature.

If you have food safety questions, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), email [email protected] or chat live at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Access news releases and other information at USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) website at Follow FSIS on X at @usdafoodsafety

or in Spanish at X @usdafoodsafety_es.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit

New job opportunities with Sedgwick County, 01/28/2024

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Grocery Store Prices: A Big Mac Value Meal vs. Grocery Shopping at Aldi

McDonald's Big Mac
'Shopping' at McDonald's vs. shopping at Aldi

Welcome to the inaugural edition of a new weekly feature, where I'll be posting a fast food meal review, followed by a grocery store shop spending approximately the same amount of money in creating a similar meal.   I'll be looking at fast food pricing, creating copycat recipes, laying out how many meals and snacks can be made with the grocery shop, comparing the time it takes to prepare a meal vs. time spent in the drive-thru, and more.

It's a Fast Food vs. Grocery Shopping Challenge!

The typical Friday means eating out for a lot of folks, it's time to unwind after a long work week, and unwinding includes spending a few bucks on some take-out, or the drive-thru.

It's all too easy to fall into such a routine, but those takeout and drive-thru costs every week can start to add up.

The first contest of this Challenge pits a McDonald's Big Mac Value Meal against shopping at Aldi for a simple list of burger ingredients, aided by basic staples I already have in my pantry and fridge.

My Friday splurge was a Big Mac Value Meal, which included fries and a Coke for $9.02.  I chose McDonald's for this first Challenge because burgers are pretty much the iconic representation of fast food, and like it or not, McDonald's is THE top restaurant in fast food both in terms of sales and locations.  I also wanted to try the "tasty improvements" Micky D's made to the Big Mac, you can read that review here.

Burger meal shopping at Aldi
Burger basics.  Spending just $1.34 more at Aldi buys A LOT more food.

So how much can you buy for that kind of money at a grocery store?  I went to Aldi to grocery shop.  I chose Aldi because they are consistently cheaper than the mainstream grocery store.  I focused on purchasing the ingredients I needed to make a burger meal, selecting items I didn't already have in my pantry and fridge.

Spending $10.36, I bought ground beef, shredded lettuce (no lettuce at home), tater tots (I prefer those over fries), and some buns to complete the burger.  Everything else needed to create a burger meal I had at home in my pantry and fridge.

Putting together a burger meal doesn't take a lot of time, equaling about the same time you spend driving to a fast food restaurant, sitting in the drive-thru, then driving home to eat.  The convenience factor, unless it's a 30-minute lunch break at work, is a wash if you think about it.  We all want food that's quick and delicious.  Sometimes fast food delivers on that, but most times, for me anyway, the delicious part comes up short.  

Burger patties in a cast iron skillet
Cooking your own burgers allows you to customize the taste as you like it.

In crafting some burgers, I seasoned the ground beef, adding salt, pepper, some minced onion (a nod to McDonald's), and some Worcestershire sauce.  I formed the patties and in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, they went.  Here's where the grocery shop is already ahead, you can do four, 1/4 pound patties, or three, 1/3 patties.  That's a 2-3 more bonus burgers over what the McDonald's 'shop' provides.  As the burgers got happy in the frying pan, I brushed some melted garlic butter on the buns, applied sesame seeds to the topper, and put them in the oven for a light toast.  Meanwhile, I put together a quick "special sauce," combining mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Some tater tots went in the air fryer and there's another grocery shop bonus, you get SEVERAL servings of a potato side in buying a bag of frozen taters.  In the time that it would have taken me to drive to and from the nearby McDonald's, I created a very similar meal, that was far more delicious!

Cost Comparison

  • Big Mac Value Meal - $9.02, one serving
  • Grocery Shopping at Aldi - $10.36, several servings
Burger bun
Kicking an ordinary burger bun up a notch with garlic butter and sesame seeds

In addition to enjoying 3-4 burgers and several future servings of taters coming from a 2-pound bag, I've got plenty of shredded lettuce to dress the other burgers as well as enough to create a generously portioned side salad to compliment yet another meal.  I'll have 5 buns left, I can use one to make a lunchmeat sandwich with, another can be the vessel for a bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich tomorrow morning, perhaps make some garlic bread with a spaghetti dinner, and if I don't use the remaining buns in the next couple of days, I can put the rest in the freezer for another day.  Spending just $1.34 more than what I shelled out at McDonald's, I get two more meals and then some!

A "Big Mac" style burger & tots
WAY tastier than McDonald's!

Does detailing the spending make you rethink the habitual fast food/fast casual spending?

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike



Grocery Store Prices: Fast Food vs. Grocery Shopping

Bachelor On The Cheap

Fast Food meals are convenient, sometimes tasty, sometimes not, but more often than not, they're "eh" in my book.

I like to try new menu offerings, and yes, there are those times when a craving for french fries, a chicken sandwich, or a shake must be satisfied.

Another appeal to fast food used to be a reasonable price, but that's a tougher get these days as fast food joints try to upscale their menus in a highly competitive market.

Five years ago, fast food/fast casual customers shelled out an average $10.91 per meal according to Statistica, a consumer research outfit.  Today, the average price has climbed to $12.50.

You can purchase several meals for $12.50 at the grocery store.  I know that's stating the obvious to some, but how many people have actually checked out the details in that and are still going to hit the fast food joint rather than do a little shopping and prepare their meal?

Sounds like a Challenge to me!

In a new weekly feature, I'll be posting a fast food meal review, followed by a grocery store shop spending approximately the same amount of money in creating a similar meal.  I'll be looking at fast food pricing, creating copycat recipes, laying out how many meals and snacks can be made with the grocery shop, comparing the time it takes to prepare a meal vs. time spent in the drive-thru, and more.

First up:  How many groceries can you buy for the price of a Big Mac Value Meal?

Related: Are the "tasty improvements" to the Big Mac really tasty and improved?

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike



Are the "tasty improvements" to the Big Mac really tasty and improved?

McDonald's Big Mac
A better looking bun, but check out what is supposed to be "meltier' cheese...

Let me state this right up front, I'm not a fan of McDonald's, they are WAY down my list of fast food joints to buy a meal from.  Their fries may be good, but that's not enough to compensate for lackluster burgers, long wait times, and oftentimes, lukewarm food.

After a big spring announcement in 2023, McDonald's rolled out changes nationwide late last year to the way they make the Big Mac and other burgers on their menu.  The restaurant claimed the "tasty improvements" resulted in the company's "best burgers ever."

Here's a snippet from the McDonald's press release:  

Our chefs have been cooking up small but tasty improvements to the Big Mac® sandwich, McDouble® burger and our classic Cheeseburger, Double Cheeseburger and Hamburger – and we can’t wait for fans across the U.S. to get a taste. The magic is in the details:

  • Softer, pillowy buns that are freshly toasted to a golden brown 
  • Perfectly melted cheese that will make you want to savor every last bit off the wrapper  
  • Juicier, caramelized flavor from adding white onions to the patties while they’re still on the grill  
  • Even more of everyone’s favorite Big Mac sauce, bringing more tangy sweetness in every Big Mac bite 
The under the lid view
A decent toast on the bun, but these patties are toast too! Nothing juicy about them, dry as hell, and they look smaller...

What can I say, I was intrigued.  The changes McDonald's made to upgrade their burgers sound good, so what the heck, it's worth a review, right?


I hit the drive-thru at my neighborhood McDonald's today for a Big Mac lunch.  I was looking forward to biting into the toasted Brioche bun, a juicier burger patty, meltier cheese and more special sauce.  I came away disappointed.  It was a typical McDonald's letdown.

At first appearance, I must say I was impressed, the visual got my hopes up.  The new bun looked great, an obvious upgrade, and the lettuce (a fresher, more generous portion was also hyped as a "tasty improvement") was spilling out on all sides.  But there was a red flag, the cheese wasn't very melty.

I took that first bite, pretty much a standard Big Mac bite, the changes were negligible.  Yes, the bun is improved, it is indeed "softer" and "pillowy", and the light toast was nice.  Yes, there's more lettuce and it was fresh.  Yes, there was more special sauce.  But those burger patties, not only do they look smaller, but there was no "caramelized" flavor to them, they were cardboard dry and the promised, enhanced onion flavor was lacking.  What is supposed to be the star of the show, the burger patties, weren't stars at all.  The other element upgrades amount to window dressing.

It's a better-looking burger, but it's not a better-tasting burger.  Overall, I didn't get "tasty improvements" from the Big Mac upgrade.

Costing me $9.02 for a combo meal, I'm giving McDonald's Big Mac with "Tasty Improvements" 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.  On a sheer price point comparison, this is still a reasonably priced fast food meal, but in my humble opinion, the "Tasty Improvements" hype is just that, hype.  It's a sandwich that's not really any more tasty, the improvements are negligible.  It's not worthy of a repeat buy, McDonald's has done nothing to move up on my list of fast food joints to buy a meal from.

The McDonald's visited on this occasion is located at 1219 S Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67207.  This is a high-volume location, so I hit the drive-thru at 10:42 am, hoping to beat the lunch rush crowd.  I was able to pull up and order right away, but there were several vehicles ahead of me waiting to pay and pick up orders.  The line moved along OK, but everyone was getting bumped out to the "reserved for drive-thru customers" in front of the restaurant.  It was hurry up and wait.  I received my order at 10:55 am.  I encountered three attendants during the process, one at the pay window, another at the pickup window, and a third who brought my order out to the reserved parking wait area.  The service was obligatory.  Same 'ol McDonald's, lackluster burgers, and long wait times.

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike




Carbonara comfort food treat

Carbonara, topped with bacon
It's Another Dose of YUM!

Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish, involving eggs, cheese, pork, and a generous dose of black pepper.

Traditional Carbonara is made with spaghetti noodles, but there's no strict rule here, just about any kind of noodle will do, I like Penne or Rotini myself because they embrace, and hold onto the sauce better.  Use whatever kind of pasta you have on hand or prefer.

Here's a single-serving recipe for some fantastic comfort food!


  • Dry pasta, about 3/4 cup for a serving of one, prepared per package instructions, reserving a 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped (reserve a healthy Tablespoon of the bacon fat for the sauce)
  • 1 egg (an egg for each person, two for dinner?  Two eggs)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper to taste


In a small bowl, combine the egg and cheese, set aside.  Timing is key in this recipe, make sure your pasta water is boiling, salted, and ready to cook the pasta when you start the bacon, drop the pasta at that time. In a large skillet over medium heat, fry up the chopped bacon, until crisp.  Drain the fat, reserving some bacon fat for the sauce.  Add the garlic, stir, cooking for about one minute.  Turn off the heat. Drain the pasta and add to the skillet, tossing to coat with the bacon fat.  Now is the time to add the egg and cheese mixture.  You want hot pasta, but not still-hear-a-sizzle-in-the-pan-hot, and why the heat was turned off.  If things are too hot, you'll scramble the eggs rather than create a sauce.  You want just enough residual heat from the bacon and pasta to cook, but not scramble the eggs.  Toss the pasta to coat, adding a ladle or so of the warm pasta water to help create the sauce, continue to toss until you reach the desired consistency.   Season with black pepper and garnish with flat-leaf parsley.

Not only is this dish SUPER tasty, but it's wallet-friendly too.  You probably already have everything you need in your pantry and fridge and it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike


Hunger Relief Grants Will Support Feeding America® and 40 Food Banks Nationally

Feeding America DunkinBOSTON – Today, Dunkin’® announced its Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation® has donated $1 million through grants to support efforts in bringing relief to children and families experiencing food insecurity. This significant funding arrives at a critical time for food banks that are seeing increased demand, with one out of every six people turning to food assistance organizations to access the food necessary for thriving.

Grant funding includes $550,000 to support Feeding America® partner food banks, with initiatives including backpack, supply, school pantry, and summer food programs. Additionally, the Foundation has granted $490,000 to 20 food banks across 17 states to bolster similar programs that support children and families.

Everyone needs nutritious food to thrive, and in every community in America, people are working hard to provide for themselves and their families. Yet in 2022, 44 million people—1 in 7 people and 1 in 5 children—faced food insecurity in the U.S. The end of pandemic-era relief efforts and the increasing cost of food has significantly impacted peoples’ abilities to make ends meet.

“Every day, we receive requests from hunger-relief organizations nationwide because of their growing needs.  We are happy to be able to answer the call and provide grant funding for these crucial programs that provide food access to kids,” said Victor Carvalho, Chairman of the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation Board of Directors. “Hunger impacts countless children in our communities, and a child should never have to go to bed hungry or not know when or where their next meal will come. When a child faces food insecurity, it prevents them from leading a healthy and happy life.

Since 2015, the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted nearly $15 million to over 1,500 hunger relief organizations across the country and since it's inception in 2006 the Foundation has granted more than $7.3 million to Feeding America to support critical initiatives nationwide. As part of its continued support of Feeding America, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, alongside its Dunkin’ franchisees, brand employees and crew members, also give back by volunteering at food banks across the country throughout the year. Over the last 9 years, Dunkin’ franchisees and team members have volunteered more than 30,000 hours of their time to support local hunger relief organizations.

To learn more about the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’, provides the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. The Foundation partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations to help support kids when they need it most. Since 2006, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has granted more than $49 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country thanks to the generosity of its franchisees, guests, vendor partners, and employees. For more information, please visit

About Feeding America
Feeding America is committed to an America where no one is hungry. We support tens of millions of people who experience food insecurity to get the food and resources they say they need to thrive as part of a nationwide network of food banks, statewide food bank associations, food pantries and meal programs. We also invest in innovative solutions to increase equitable access to nutritious food, advocate for legislation that improves food security and work to address factors that impact food security, such as health, cost of living and employment.

We partner with people experiencing food insecurity, policymakers, organizations, and supporters, united with them in a movement to end hunger. Visit to learn more.