Our girl is six months old now, and I’ve been successfully (and messily) feeding her homemade purees for a few weeks. It’s not a clean job, but it is a great way of giving your baby a delicious and nutritious start. Her first food remains her favorite – sweet potato!
First Step Food Bank, Inc. runs an efficient and effective organization as shown by distributing 2,744,450 pounds of food products in FY 2013-2014 with a staff of 1-full-time employee, 4-part-time employees, and a volunteer Board of Directors. (A full-time Executive Director, a part-time Office Manager, a part-time Development Director/Fundraising Coordinator, and 2-part-time truck drivers.)
This is another good first food; its milky taste makes an easy transition to solids. Check the packaging to ensure you choose one that’s sugar free and enriched with vitamins and iron. Mix it with water, or breast or formula milk, or combine it with a fruit or vegetable purée.
The need for charitable gifts of food has continued as shown by the USDA’s 2013 food insecurity rate of 16.8% for the Marion County. First Step Food Bank addresses this need issue by: