Feed My People Food Bank
2 year commitment
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.
Feed My People 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 Feed My People Food Bank understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.
We believe no one should go hungry. Food makes it possible for kids to learn, for adults to focus better at work, and for seniors to stay healthy and active. Feed My People Food Bank partners with nearly 250 hunger-relief programs in 14 counties located in west central Wisconsin to help supply food to over 70,000 food insecure residents. These programs include our network of non-profit agency partners like food pantries, meal sites, shelters, other programs, and service programs that directly feed the hungry. Because we serve a 15,000+ square mile area that is mostly rural, we are driven to create and implement nimble programming to help overcome the unique barriers our rural neighbors face like high grocery and transportation costs, limited service resources, and fewer healthy options. We recognize the connection between hunger and health and the importance of strengthening our commitment to improving the nutritional value of the food we are offering to our neighbors in need.
Because of the strong support of our community and organizations like Partnership for a Healthier America, we are providing food for anyone facing food insecurity so that together, we build stronger, healthier communities.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity