Second Harvest regional food distribution
One of the tasks from the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is to increase access to healthy foods in underserved areas and food deserts in our region. Heartland Health and Mosaic Life Care recently contributed $65,000 to Second Harvest Community Food Bank to meet this need.
The upcoming regional food distribution by Second Harvest will now include fresh, healthy produce. This effort will provide hungry families with the proper nutrition they need to live a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the year, Second Harvest will now be able to provide produce that is in season to families in need in our region because of the contribution provided by Heartland Health and Mosaic Life Care. Currently, apples and carrots will be the fresh produce provided to these families.
As you know, adult and childhood obesity was one of the top three needs identified in the CHNA for St. Joseph and the surrounding area. By supporting Second Harvest Community Food Bank and providing them with healthy, fresh foods for those they serve, we can fight adult and childhood obesity in our community.