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Fall 2014


According to Feeding America, a national domestic hunger-relief program, 21% of children in Cuyahoga County are food insecure, living in households uncertain of having enough food to meet the needs of all family members. Children who are food insecure are likely to be sick more often than their peers and incur developmental impairments that limit their physical, intellectual, and emotional development.They are also more likely to be overweight or obese, subjecting them to chronic diseases that often occur with being overweight. A significant gap for both children and adults is the availability of fresh produce and other nutritious foods such as meat and dairy. Thanks to the collabortive efforts of the Cleveland foundation community, government, and many non-profits addressing food insecurity and its role in the health of Cleveland residents, many new projects have emerged.The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation has funded a number of important programs, often in partnership with other foundations, government, and non-profits, to create a healthier Cleveland.

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