Increase Access to Nutritious & Affordable Food

Access:
We want to change the way the food system works. Everyone should have access to healthy food, regardless of income. This is called "food justice" - the belief that healthy food is a human right. Our current food system is failing to provide low-income people with the healthy foods they need to thrive. We are working to connect low income families with access to healthy, fresh produce.

Current Projects:

  • We carry out 'Healthy Options', a food gap program designed to increase families' access with incomes between 160%-250% of the FPIG (meaning they make too much to qualify for SNAP) to the Adams County Farm Fresh Farmers Markets. Participants, and their friends and families, are also encouraged to attend a variety of  healthy lifestyle activities during the Healthy Options season including hikes, cooking classes, gardening workshops and more.
     
  • Collaborating with the Adams County Farmers' Market Association to promote an Electronic Benefit Machine (EBT) for use at the markets, while also implementing  a Double Dollars Program for SNAP, FMNP & SFMNP recipients at the the market.
     
  • Updating initial and conducting further research on the Food Gap and matters of Food Justice in Adams County, PA.
     
  • Writing and supporting grant proposals to enhance the work of the Food Policy Council and its partner organizations.