Hoosier Hills Food Bank
2 year commitment
Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank will receive support from PHA to implement a comprehensive nutrition ranking system over the next two years. PHA will provide technical assistance to help Hoosier Hills Food Bank understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.
Hoosier Hills Food Bank collects and distributes over 5 million pounds of food annually in six south central Indiana counties. HHFB partners with nearly 100 non-profit member agencies and sponsors a mobile food pantry and senior food box program. The food bank has a garden and gleaning program, a fresh produce distribution program (Garden Route on Wheels) and a prepared food rescue program (Meal Share).
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity