Did you know? Food insecure individuals are subject to the same challenging cultural changes as other Americans such as more sedentary lifestyles or increased portion sizes. Food insecure individuals also face unique challenges in adopting and maintaining healthful behaviors such as fewer resources, lack of opportunities for physical activity and limited access to health care.
Through PHA’s Food Assistance Partnership Program, Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo/Santa Clara will work to address hunger and malnutrition by increasing supply and fostering demand of healthier options among those in need. As our partner, Second Harvest commits to evaluating the nutritional quality of at least 50 percent of food in inventory, improving the nutritional quality of food distributed, incentivizing its partners to select more nutritious foods, and activating distribution environments that encourage the selection of better-for-you items.
With more than one quarter of a million people served every month, we are proud to say many in Silicon Valley region will now have access to healthier choices.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity