Community Action’s (communityactionatwork.org) 12-Week FEAST Wellness Program provides a supportive, informative, and fun space for participants to learn the ins and outs of nutrition. FEAST – which stands for Food, Education, Access, and Support, Together – promotes health and wellness through the power of healthy foods and human connection. It is a Hunger Relief and Healthy Food Access program, one of four impact areas at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties. With a 12-week group format, FEAST breaks down the different aspects of nutrition education and provides support while also teaching a new recipe each week.
“Food is very personal,” said Sheila Stratton, Community Action nutrition and wellness coach. “People have such unique experiences dictated by culture, family, economic status, exposure, tastes, a challenging modern food environment, and on and on. FEAST recognizes all of this and meets people where they are.”
Those who join a FEAST group will have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence in the kitchen, and discover tasty, budget-friendly recipes for the whole family. Group members also receive weekly grocery store vouchers. The next FEAST group begins Wednesday, March 8. To learn more about Community Action’s FEAST Wellness Program, visit Community Action’s website at www.communityactionatwork.org.
Community Action’s mission is to empower people living in poverty to reach economic stability. To learn more, visit communityactionatwork.org.