By Larry Sly
March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on educating people to make informed food choices and creating comprehensive dietary habits.
Struggling families in Contra Costa and Solano counties often aren’t able to select healthy options.
Many turn to less expensive foods that are higher in fat, salt, calories and sugar, which can contribute to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is committed to providing nutrition to local families that otherwise might be out of reach.
We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but not everyone is able to afford such nature’s nutritionally-packed food.
This is why the Food Bank distributes a million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables each month. In fact, our second biggest distribution program is our Community Produce Program, which focuses solely on produce.