We kicked off the Rural Child Hunger Innovation Lab’s Incubation Workshop by celebrating the five selected organizations who are at the forefront of exciting work to end child hunger in rural communities across the US.
Bidii Baby is focusing on increasing the amount of locally grown and traditional indigenous produce incorporated in the local food environment, specifically school lunch menus and accessible retail locations in Navajo Nation and San Juan county, New Mexico.
The team plans to build a demonstration farm and kitchen to provide nutrition education using culturally appropriate foods, focusing on a youth audience in Bolivar County in the Mississippi Delta, Mississippi.
The team is partnering with DoorDash to deliver meals to children and families who live in areas with less access to healthy foods in Mercer County, West Virginia.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition is launching a new Hunger Free Navigator™ program for rural communities in partnership with local residents and organizations working to end child hunger in the rural Mountain Empire region of San Diego County, California.
Together with UNC Health Southeastern, the team is launching a mobile market that travels to Lumberton Housing Authority units to sell healthy foods alongside providing nutrition education in Robeson County, North Carolina.