Mission: To provide healthy food vouchers to vulnerable residents through a network of community-based organizations, thereby supporting health and wellness, fostering community, and reducing food deserts by sustaining local food vendors.
Results: Since launching in early 2015, we have partnered with over 60 community-based organizations to assist more than 6,000 low-income adults and children in eating healthier diets and improving health, with 99% of participants eating more fruits and vegetables, 91% eating less unhealthy food, 98% reporting higher confidence in making healthy choices on a budget, and 94% reporting improved health status.
EatSF has infused more than 1.3 million dollars in produce purchases into low-income neighborhoods - creating a demand for fruits and vegetables, thereby reducing food deserts and increasing produce supply for everyone.
Target demographics: low-income individuals and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,000+ low-income families and individuals
Geographic areas served: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond!
Programs: EatSF fruit and vegetable voucher program
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I would like to say that since EatSF program started in 2015 in Tenderloin neighborhood that there's less people going hungry. That their able to afford and eat sustainable fruits and vegetables. The nonprofit agency that I work for participants use and relay on these vouchers to be able to have something to eat that's nutritious . Being able to eat something that's wholesome gives them a sense well being . I can see the difference in each individual that receive EatSF vouchers, how important it is for them to be able to buy food that they could not normally afford on their budget. Being mindful that their budget is quiet low . I am grateful and honored that EatSF partners with this nonprofit in the Tenderloin community.