Enabling Those in Food Deserts to Live Healthier, More Nourishing Lives
PUBLISHED MAY 26, 2021
It’s a feast for all! Last week, we partnered with local nonprofit FEAST to deliver a week's worth of farm-fresh veggies to 60 low-income families across South Los Angeles and Boyle Heights. Our volunteers rolled up their sleeves to package and deliver over 500 pounds of fresh produce directly to families, helping increase access to nutritious foods in under-resourced neighborhoods.
Poor nutrition, unhealthy eating habits, and social isolation are the leading contributors to diet-related diseases, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. And while these issues impact an overwhelming number of Americans today, families in low-income neighborhoods are impacted the most.
FEAST was created to help families struggling with the effects of living in a broken food system live healthier, more nourishing lives. Their wellness programs incorporate food education, including nutrition information, recipes and cooking demonstrations, access to fresh whole foods through a weekly grocery scholarship, and support through peer-to-peer sharing circles designed to uncover the underlying causes of current eating habits and create steps forward on the path towards a healthier life. FEAST offers 16-week wellness programs that take place in schools, hospitals and other community settings throughout LA. Click here to learn more.