As we fulfill our mission on a weekly basis, we have created a planning committee of active volunteers to consider the future of the Food Bank and how we can increase our efforts to improve the lives of our neighbors.
All members of the committee agree that working towards health equity in our community is essential. We have begun working towards providing options of healthier food choices, which are difficult to come by on a tight household budget. We are working towards providing easier access to healthy diet information, such as recipes that use foods received from the food bank, healthy food swaps, and more.
Additionally we are working with other programs to provide examples of how to prepare the foods that they receive and introduce fun ways to incorporate health and fitness into their lifestyle. We are working towards offering nutrition classes that will continue to increase knowledge with our families.
As the community continues to expand and the City expects to grow by an additional 10,000 people in the next 10 years, we expect that this will affect the need for food security in our neighborhood. We are looking to find ways to expand our work and storage areas by increasing covered outdoor working space.