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.
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