This Week From the Cooperative!
Greetings from the Southeast Regional Cooperative. It’s been a while since our last update, so here’s a few pictures of this week’s offerings. This weeks shipments include red potatoes in a handy 5/10# pack, sweet potatoes, green cabbage, and some beautiful napa cabbage.
It’s great seeing this product move in and out of our mixing center with the knowledge that our food banks will be distributing it to agencies and food insecure families across the Southeast!
Fighting Hunger Across America With Produce!
A recent article from NPR News provides an insightful look at a federally funded program that is encouraging the use of fresh produce by SNAP participants. The program is unique in that it not only promotes the use of produce, but also studies the long term impacts of such use. The study detailed here is taking place in Southern California, but others are taking place across the country. According to the article, “The goal of the four-year program, like that of its counterparts in other states, is to improve diets and overall health by making fresh produce more affordable.”
Here’s a link to the article: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/16/577662116/food-stamp-program-makes-fresh-produce-more-affordable
This is great news for all of us working to increase the amount of fresh produce distributed through our network.