27% of Boone County households with children face food uncertainty, meaning they often do not know where their next meal will come from. Over 32% of school children are eligible for the school lunch program in Boone County. Many local families face hunger on a daily basis.
Access to Healthy Foods (AHF)
The Washington Post recently reported on the results of a national study that examines the link between where you live and your life expectancy. The study finds that poor nutrition, which often leads to diabetes, stress, and heart disease were often more prevalent in these neighborhoods which are often marked by poverty, dominance of African-Americans, lack of economic opportunity and adequate health care. Read more!
For over five years, SF&C has been working to help alleviate hunger in our community. Our Access to Healthy Food (AHF) program helps low-income families with young children eat healthy food by matching SNAP and WIC benefits at the Columbia Farmers Market.
How does AHF work?