Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
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.
To educate, support, and inspire improved school wellness and culture so School District of Philadelphia students and their families can live a healthy lifestyle and achieve their fullest potential.
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The mission of Maternity Care Coalition is to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families, and enhance school readiness for children 0-3.
MCC envisions an equitable future where all families are healthy and connected, with all children thriving and ready to learn. Each child is welcomed. Each person is nurtured and achieves their full potential
Parents and guardians are empowered to care for themselves and their children
Communities understand and act upon the imperative to provide systematic support
As a result, all families and individuals are healthy, connected and economically self-sufficient and all children thrive and are ready to learn.