Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry (SHCFP) Director Becky Abrams was a guest on a recent edition of “The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show” earlier this month, where she and Pantry volunteer, local celebrity chef and former “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant Elise Wims talked about healthy eating. Becky spoke to the work of SHCFP in ensuring Pantry clients are offered a continuous wide variety of healthy items, while Elise spoke about utilizing great-tasting and inexpensive ingredients, including seasonal produce, that can easily be found on SHCFP and supermarket shelves. Elise also demonstrated how to create a quick and tasty gourmet meal while still remaining budget-conscious.
The SHCFP meets the needs of families that keep kosher as well as those who don’t, so Elise prepared a dish of wheat linguine with mint and basil pesto that adheres to kosher dietary requirements, is delicious for everyone (kosher or not) and is easy to replicate at home for yourself or your families.
We’re so thankful to Lynne for having Becky and Elise on her show to help shed light on the important work of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, and to Elise for donating her time and talents to support our work to build a hunger-free community, providing nutritious food and support to those in need.
The segment aired on Saturday, July 7th at 6:30 a.m. on The CW and on Sunday, July 8th at 6 a.m. on KDKA. To view the segment online, click here.