Many individuals do not have reliable access to healthy food, due to poverty, financial need, distance from grocery stores with produce, lack of access to transportation, or a combination of these factors. During these challenging times, even more families are facing financial hardship and barriers to accessing healthy food. Lack of access to healthy foods is a systemic issue that disproportionately impacts communities of color. We have included food assistance resources below which provide assistance, resources, and access to nutritious food.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food & Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: Provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of families in need. www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program
- Feeding America: Nationwide network of food banks. Also offers information & links to help consumers determine their eligibility for federal food assistance such as SNAP and the National School Lunch Program. www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank
- Meals on Wheels America: Online search tool to locate home-delivered meal programs throughout the U.S. www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org
- Project Angel Heart: Project Angel Heart is a Denver-based non-profit organization that prepares and delivers meals for people living with health conditions, including MS. Their professional chefs and registered dietitian prepare thousands of delicious meals. For more information and to apply (if you live in the Denver area):