Healthy Families – Family Farms: Healthy Food Access in Central Appalachia
The Central Appalachian Network (CAN) and its partners have been working to improve access to healthy food for individuals and families in the Central Appalachian region through local initiatives in their communities. Over the past year, six of these healthy food access initiatives have been published as case studies through a partnership between CAN and the Appalachia Funders Network. CAN worked with Alexandria Polanosky, a visual storyteller, to create short videos highlighting the majority of the healthy food access case study. The summary video for all the healthy food access case studies can be found here.
The fifth of these healthy food access case studies is Healthy Families – Family Farms, a program of Appalachian Sustainable Development. The Healthy Families – Family Farms program takes produce rejected by grocery stores due to cosmetic standards and donates it to area food banks and food pantries. Read more about the Healthy Families – Family Farms program in the full case study found here.
Watch the video below to see how Healthy Families – Family Farms is feeding Southwest Virginia with ‘seconds’ produce.