In rural and urban communities nationwide, millions of Americans live in communities without convenient access to healthy, affordable food. According to a recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture, 29.7 million lower-income Americans live more than a mile from the nearest supermarket. They struggle to feed their families healthy foods. In the absence of convenient healthy food access, they travel great distances to the nearest supermarket, pay higher prices for lower-quality food at corner stores and suffer from higher rates of obesity and other chronic diet-related diseases.
THE FOOD TRUST SOLUTION
With more than 27 years of on-the-ground experience, The Food Trust has developed a comprehensive approach to improving food access which combines nutrition education and increased availability of healthy, affordable foods.
The Food Trust works:
Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust also works in communities throughout the country.
The Advocate Café (Soup Kitchen) has been a mainstay for the community since 1983. Monday through Friday 100-125 people per day are offered a delicious and nutritious meal for lunch. Dinner is offered 4 days per week to 30-35 children who participate in any aspect of the Advocate Center for Culture and Education After School enrichment program.
MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.
Old First, Love First organizes to combat homelessness and hunger, to defend civic injustices and promote harmony though urban relief efforts.
To inspire & to become inspired. To transform, motivate and encourage men, women and children of all ages in our Communities. To Impact the communities through education, job training, team work along with helping defeat hunger & Poverty. Empowering & preparing others for a successful life, teaching that self-sufficiency, self-motivation, self-awareness, self-respect and respect for others, anyone can rise above their hardship.
Many in the inner-city do not have family and friends to turn to for help and advice. Cast Your Cares provides a much needed service by helping neighbors get the council and guidance they need. They match the need with the available service provider.
To bring people of different membership groups together; helping them to realize that despite our differences in our race, ethnic group, denomination, social class, economic classes, or the diverse ways we practice our faith; we can unify ourselves for the common good.
The purpose of our unification is to distribute meals and services to the homeless throughout the Philadelphia Region and around the world.