Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Faith-based organizations connecting people to healthy food

Faith-based organizations (such as churches, mosques and synagogues) frequently play important roles in supporting the health and well-being of their congregations and neighborhoods.  In recent years, these organizations have often moved beyond the food pantry or soup kitchen to find new ways to help low-income families access healthy food.

Over the past few years, the Food Trust developed two resource guides to help connect congregations and farmers and share best practices, lessons learned, case studies and key considerations. Click on the guides to learn more if you are interested in pursuing such a partnership. 

While Philadelphia-centric, these guides could be useful to our thinking here in St. Lawrence County.  If you look at them and find something of interest that you'd like to explore further, please be in touch!