Healthy Food Access Program
by Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (CAPSLC)Region 7 · Lincoln, Nebraska
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties (CAPSLC) and the Food Bank of Lincoln partnered together to bring healthy foods to Lincoln’s most vulnerable children and families. With funding from the Community Health Endowment, we constructed a 5,000 square foot commercial kitchen and purchased a produce vehicle to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to local neighborhoods with the highest childhood obesity rates, lowest access to healthy foods, and highest poverty rates. Partnerships with Kinder Bites, Lone Tree Foods, Community CROPS, and the University of Nebraska Lancaster County Extension allowed for the distribution of hot and healthy meals, on-site meal preparation, recruitment of local farmers to utilize the kitchen, and training of food service workers.
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