SUSTAINABLE HUNGER INITIATIVE

Our COVID-19 Response & How You Can Help

MISSION

Founded in 2017, the Sustainable Hunger Initiative aims to reduce food-insecurity and its effects worldwide through nutrition education, community outreach, and providing access to healthy, nutritious food for families.

cabbage grown at Greenville Community Garden (photo courtesy of Abigail Yoon)

What is Food Insecurity?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food security as having "access by all people at all times to enough food for a healthy, active life." According to the USDA, over 50.1 million individuals in 2011 were food-insecure.

Food Deserts?

Despite the growing abundance of food, the number of food-insecure households continues to rise, as well as the prevalence of food deserts: areas lacking access to healthy, nutritious foods.

prevalence of food-deserts in America (source: USDA)

Nutrition Education

Dietary habits and nutrition play a critical role in preventing food insecurity, hunger, and the health effects associated with the issues.

Recognizing this, we lead nutrition education through our Greenville Community Garden Project and Fitness and Nutrition (FAN) Program.

Increasing Access to Healthy, Nutritious Foods

With families in increasing need of diverse, nutritious food to sustain their health, we lead a year-round, continuous effort in providing free, healthy food supplies to families. Our hope is to deconstruct the socioeconomic, geographic, and mental barriers between low-income families and access to healthy food.

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Community Involvement and Outreach

Much of our impact is a result of our community's support and efforts. We recognize that involving more community members in our cause inspires more needed action and increases awareness on food insecurity and hunger.

The Sustainable Hunger Initiative is a by-product of our mothering non-profit organization Love A Sea Turtle.

Join Us in Tackling Food-Insecurity

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