Message from Mayor Rich Walker
Food insecurity is prevalent across the country, and Broward County is no exception.
According to the Florida Department of Health’s 2020 report, more than 10% of Broward County’s population is food insecure, which is about the same as the situation in Florida.
While these numbers have improved over the past few years, it is our responsibility to continue working together to ensure that families in need have access to the resources and healthy food sources that allow our communities to thrive. I believe there is.
Food insecurity is not just about food. It is a social and economic factor related to overall health. According to the Florida Department of Health, low-income households are affected by multiple overlapping issues that create a knock-on effect and cause complications for children and families.
Other issues such as lack of affordable housing, social isolation, chronic or acute health problems, high medical costs, and low wages also exacerbate the likelihood of accessing and consuming healthy foods. I am. When people experience food insecurity, they often eat less nutritious diets, which can contribute to the development of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic diseases, the report says. .
In addition, food insecurity can result from lack of resources. Some families have lost many or all of their belongings due to unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters, leaving them in a situation where they need to rebuild.
The City of Parkland Community Advisory Committee will host a Harvest Drive Florida Housewares Drive at the Farmers Market at the City of Parkland Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road on February 4, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Masu. Our Community Advisory Board will be on hand to collect household items, linens, clothing, and shoes and keep Harvest Drive Boutique stocked. The boutique provides space for families who need to shop for essentials.
As a sponsor of Harvest Drive Florida, the City of Parkland believes in the power of community. Mark your calendars and head out to the Farmers Market on February 4th to pick up fresh produce, enjoy the community, and ensure all children and families have what they need to succeed. Bring a donation to help put it in.
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