The Racine County 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.
The Racine County 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 The Racine County Food Bank understand the nutritional quality of its inventory, enhancing food equity for the communities they serve.
The Racine County Food Bank is a United Way Partner Provider that distributes over 1 Million pounds of food at no cost to our community through a network of emergency food providers including food pantries, homeless shelters, community meal programs and social service agencies that offer a meal or snack with their programs.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity