Do you ever worry about your family’s next meal or how you will get to the grocery store?  Volunteering at a local food bank has opened my eyes to food insecurity in our city.

The term food desert is used to describe areas where access to fresh, nutritious food is limited, and almost always in communities of color.  One study found that Black Americans are nearly 4 times more likely than white Americans to live without easy access to a supermarket.

Convenience stores are usually abundant in food deserts but they lack fresh, nutritious foods and healthy options, leading to unhealthy outcomes like heart conditions, obesity and diabetes.

Faith supports food initiatives in our community: The Sharing Place, Westminster Neighborhood Ministries, The Cupboard, and Chuck’s Closet.

 

Interested in learning more about the Love One Another initiative? Visit the archives.