Volunteers are the Heart of HEART
Connect through HEART to staff the market during open hours or work behind the scene to nourish our neighbors to flourish.
"Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it."
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Nourishing Neighbors to Flourish
In Franklin County,
an estimated 400,000 people struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity is living without reliable access to sufficient, affordable nutritious food.
It is a symptom of poverty.
The average food insecure person misses 3 meals a week.
2.58 Million Meals (2020)
provided through HEART to food insecure families
Over 50% of food provided was fresh:
fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, or dairy.
Healthy Food Matters
Healthy nutritious foods can lead to improved health outcomes & mitigated healthcare costs
Doctors prescribe fresh produce instead of pills to fight diabetes.
(Columbus Dispatch: Logan County Medical Practice’s preferred prescription is produce, not pills)
HEART is part of Mid-Ohio Farmacy, welcoming neighbors with a doctor’s prescription to shop for fresh produce once a week.
HEART nourishes hungry neighbors with nutritious food, connects them to life-building community resources, so they can flourish for a lifetime.