Consistently eating nutritious, healthful foods is a challenge for many Americans. Personally, while I desire a diet that is constantly filled with foods such as leafy greens, fresh fruit, and fish, it is not always my reality due to factors such as work, school, and family obligations. Maintaining a healthy diet each day is difficult enough, not to mention if I had to factor in a lower (or no) income and additional necessities, such as medical care, or feeding a family. Making difficult tradeoffs between basic needs is a daily reality for individuals and families visiting the food pantries and meal programs served by the Feeding America network.
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