TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA- According to the second harvest of the big bend, 150,000 people or more have been suffering from food insecurity since the pandemic.
With current stats indicating 2.8 million Floridians have less access to nourishment and healthy food, 800,000 are highlighted as children.
With the hope of the United States Department of Agriculture granting on the Frenchtown Neighborhood Improvement Association, a real change in terms of bringing in more healthy food on tables of the neighborhood can be expected.
Marques Williams who visits the Help Shelf Pantry a week said that it’s one place people can find food with the way finance is heading.
While Frenchtown is described to be in a food desert where it lacks options for nutritious and healthy food, the Frenchtown Heritage Hub is said to play a vital role in providing options.
The second Harvest sponsors a food driver every first Friday of the month and you can find the Frenchtown farmer’s market every Saturday morning.
With the FNIA working with the USDA for a grant, it would help farmers and food-related industries to bring better options to the community.
If approved, local farmers will be partnered with other food-related industries and bring about a real lifestyle change.