Thank you for sharing in our vision of a community where no one goes to bed hungry.
The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale is now offering two new programs that have proven to be very successful – Fresh Start and Food is Medicine. Both programs have shown to reduce food insecurity, leaving fewer visitors wondering where their next meal is coming from.
Fresh Start helps our visitors lay the foundation for greater economic opportunity through continuing education, a better job and increased access to health care. Our team provides coaching, referrals and connections that can help our visitors build a better life for themselves and their families.
Food is Medicine involves our visitors in a four-week series of cooking classes, teaching them how to use fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil in their meals. This diet has been shown to improve health outcomes for people living with diabetes and other chronic health conditions.
Rigorous evaluations of both programs find they work. They help create positive changes in participants’ lives, and give them the tools for better futures, where worrying about feeding themselves and their families can be a thing of the past.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation so that we can build on our success and allow more people to benefit from these initiatives. Your donations are crucial to extending these holistic approaches that get at the root causes of hunger and help to end it.