Molly Shattuck – Healthy Food Ambassador
It’s a new twist to the age-old concept of the food drive. The United Way of Central Maryland has come up with a plan to feed 60000 people healthy food. With the help of local farmers, the goal of the new Access to Healthy Food Initiative is to harvest food that may go unused and get it into the hands of people across Central Maryland who need it the most.
Folks who may not have enough money to buy healthy foods or even have access to stores in their neighborhoods that sell healthy food. Getting healthy food to Marylands who live in “food deserts”, areas around the Baltimore-area where healthy, affordable food is difficult to buy. “Food deserts” are associated with a variety of diet-related health problems for the people who live in those areas. “In our city alone at least 18% of the population lives in a “food desert”, Healthy Food Ambassador Molly Shattuck tells WBAL’s Scott Wykoff. “Which means they can not walk to a store that offers fresh food. Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits or even healthy food for that matter.” Video shot and produced by WBAL’s Scott Wykoff (September 30, 2011)
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