Housing, Thriving Schools & Food for Life
The Power of Partnership: Working Together for Food Access in Greater Riverdale and Beyond
Research has shown that only 20 percent of health can be attributed to medical care, while social and economic factors account for 40 percent. This explains why a health system like Kaiser Permanente is committed to promoting food security for our members and communities. Food for Life is a Kaiser Permanente initiative to increase food security on a national scale. Rooted in the belief that nobody should go hungry in America, Kaiser Permanente, as the nation’s largest integrated, nonprofit health system, goes beyond traditional care delivery to meet this most basic human need — access to affordable, healthy food. The Food for Life grant strategy supports community partners to distribute nutritious foods and meals where needed, help people access funding to purchase food, and drive food systems policy and research. This work aims to meet the growing needs of our members and communities, with an emphasis on equity. Equity is at the center of our support of food access challenges that have faced the Greater Riverdale community. Click here to read more about our latest collaborative effort that showcases art and the power of partnership on the front lines of hunger relief. Click here to see our video story of a special moment.
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