East Hanover, NJ — Mondelez International, Inc. is expanding its Triscuit brand and Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Good Food for All Program to bring 600,000 servings of fresh vegetables and fruits to food-insecure families in Washington, D.C. The initiative will provide high-quality produce to 1,000 families living in Ward 8, an area that was once farmland and now has limited access to fresh food.
With additional support from Lancaster Foods, Capital Area Food Bank and Giant Food, 1,000 households will receive a weekly box of high-quality produce that includes 50 servings of fruits and vegetables for 12 week. To further address disparities within the food system and nourish local communities, families will receive recipes and tips for creating easy, affordable meals at home that feature fresh produce, as well as a box of Triscuit crackers.
“At Triscuit, we believe that access to affordable, fresh foods, including fruits and vegetables, is critical to a balanced diet, but we recognize that millions of Americans living in food deserts lack this access,” says Kelsey Morgan, brand manager, Triscuit. “That’s why we’re proud to announce our support of PHA. We look forward to working together to further address fundamental disparities within our food system, expand the impact of the Good Food for All program to a new city and improve food equity.”
Launched in 2020 to support families disproportionately affected by COVID-19, Good Food for All (formerly known as the COVID-19 Fresh Food Fund) has grown into a national movement, providing more than 15 million servings of fresh produce to thousands of families across the country.
“We believe that there is no true health equity without food equity,” says Nancy E. Roman, president and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America. “The Good Food for All program was created to fight food insecurity on the front-lines while creating solutions that make access to affordable, quality food a long-term reality for families in need. We are grateful for partners like Triscuit who support us in this necessary work and help us reach more families in need.”