Increasing Food Security
Food Security: NOUN the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. -Oxford Dictionary
Eating Well for Mental Health
"A healthy, well-balanced diet can help us think clearly and feel more alert. It can also improve concentration and attention span. Conversely, an inadequate diet can lead to fatigue, impaired decision-making, and can slow down reaction time. In fact, a poor diet can actually aggravate, and may even lead to, stress and depression."
We all need a little help from time to time. Whether a family is hit with a temporary lay-off from work, a large medical bill, or simply does not have enough money in the household budget to buy nutritional food, we are here to help them make ends meet.
Research shows that good nutrition is especially important for older adults. It's often difficult to make a nutritious meal for one or two people, and even harder if you have limited mobility or major health issues.
Fuel your summer fun with Free Summer Meals! We all know that good nutrition is important. For children, it is especially critical and can have a life-long impact. We feed about 250 area kids lunch during the summer months when school is not in session. For many of them, it is the only balanced meal they will have that day.
In Warren County 12% of children suffer food insecurity. Weekend meals help fill the gap. Six shelf-stable meals are sent home on Fridays with more than 100 students in the Monmouth-Roseville School District.