Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Initiatives

Commitment

Started on April 1, 2019
3 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.

Our partner, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, commits to being a place where families in need can find nutritious choices. Over the next three years, it will encourage healthier eating among the families it serves by evaluating the nutritional quality of the food it distributes, increasing the amount of nutritious food it offers and decreasing the amount of food and beverages with minimal nutritional value. Understanding the importance of continued health and wellness, it promises to build a healthier culture by ensuring consistent access to nutrition expertise to guide in all of its decision making.

We are proud to work with an organization making such a positive impact on hunger and nutrition for more than 19,000 people each week across six counties in New York State, 40 percent of whom are children.

Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity

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