Community Action, Food Bank of Lincoln Launch Healthy Food Access Program
If you want to live healthy, you have to eat healthy, and to do that, you need access to nutritious food. But for low-income people in Lincoln, this can be challenging. Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (Community Action; www.communityactionatwork.org) and Food Bank of Lincoln are on a mission to change that through the Healthy Food Access Program, made possible through a legacy grant from Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE).
The Healthy Food Access Program celebrated its official launch on May 14. Guests, including elected officials, board members of Community Action, the Food Bank, and CHE, and other community stakeholders, were invited to tour the program’s various components. The first: a Healthy Food Access Kitchen, constructed at Community Action, where over 100,000 healthy meals will be prepared for Lincoln’s most vulnerable children each year, and where farmers will process their fresh product for distribution to large retail markets, like schools and hospitals. KinderBites, LLC and Lone Tree Foods will be partners in this work. The second: a food truck—appropriately named “Lincoln Fresh”—which the Food Bank is using to deliver free, fresh produce to 14 Lincoln sites with low healthy food access and high poverty.
For more information about Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties and the Healthy Food Access Program, visit www.communityactionatwork.org.