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“From Pantry to Community Food Center”
Presenter: Vincent Noth, Executive Director, Riverwest Food Pantry.
Food pantries present a unique opportunity to improve nutritional health and reduce poverty. Frequency and familiarity makes a pantry a natural community entry point. Food is a powerful medium to build and restore neighborhood well-being. Pantries currently distribute unhealthy processed food even though their shoppers have alarming rates of dietary chronic illness. RWFP rescues, grows & buys 80,000 pounds of produce annually and our food demos share ways to transform processed food into a healthy diet. Our pantries are becoming dynamic food environments that promote nutrient dense food and improve dietary health.
Many pantry shoppers face small compounded obstacles that prevent them from moving to a place of greater stability. RWFP has designed a mentoring program that trains select volunteers with knowledge of resources and skills to walk with interested pantry shoppers towards greater economic and/or social stability.
For more information, visit: https://www.riverwestfoodpantry.org/
Host: Dan O’Keefe
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