The United States is the world’s greatest food-producing nation, yet millions of American families face hunger every day. Often, people find themselves living in communities that are “fresh food deserts,” where local corner stores do not regularly stock nutritious fresh fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
The FBSJ not only helps get nutritious food into the hands of people in need, but we can also help connect them with additional social services like SNAP program benefits and more. Here’s how you can access food and services for families in need:
These mobile food pantries provide monthly food distributions in neighborhoods designated as “food deserts.” By delivering trailer loads of healthy food to underserved populations, families can more easily access fresh produce and dairy as well as frozen proteins, which they would not otherwise be able to find or afford in their corner store.
Our newest distribution program was born out of the need to increase the amount of food FBSJ provides to areas with high rates of food insecurity and few food resources (including our own programs other than this one). FBSJ sets up monthly, and, in some cases, bi-weekly mobile distributions directly in neighborhoods struggling with food insecurity, which provides easier access to food for individuals who struggle with access due to transportation, health, childcare, and other challenges.
SNRS — Senior Nutrition Resource Supplement
This program operates very similarly to a food pantry, however it transports the food to recipients residing in senior living complexes or communities. FBSJ sets up mobile distributions directly inside senior living facilities, many of whose residents struggle with food insecurity.
A pantry program through which nutritious food is delivered monthly to selected schools to support children and their families.