PHA’s Food Assistance Partnership Program recognizes, elevates and accelerates the work of food banks and large-scale food pantries committed to addressing hunger and malnutrition. At our annual Summit in 2018, we were thrilled to welcome Foodlink, Inc., which serves as a regional food hub and food bank for counties in Central and Western New York, as one of several new partners in this program.
As a PHA partner, Foodlink will increase supply and foster demand for healthier options in several ways, such as evaluating the nutritional quality of at least 50 percent of the food in its inventory, increasing the amount of nutritious food and beverages it distributes, and incentivizing the organizations it works with to select more nutritious foods. Adding to the list of commitment elements, our partner will activate distribution environments that encourage the selection of nutritious foods through effective nudges like packaging, abundance, convenience, display and even signage.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity