Access to Healthy Foods


Purpose:

To increase access to healthy foods especially for vulnerable populations including seniors, the food insecure, and children living in poverty.

District Funds committed to date:

2009-2012 Addressing the Coachella Valley Food Insecurity Crisis

  • Food Assistance to over 100 food pantries and agencies ($1,000,000)
  • FIND Food Bank Regional Warehouse: ($1,700,000)
  • Hidden Harvest: Produce Gleaning ($458,408)

2012-2016 Project Produce: A Collective Impact Project
2012/2013 ($841,147)

  • Food distribution ratio achieved: 37% Produce
  • Over 3.5 Million pounds of fresh produce distributed to vulnerable populations across the Coachella Valley
  • Local Produce Supply
  • Effective and Efficient Acquisition and Distribution System including on-line ordering by pantries
  • Senior Farmer’s Markets expanded
  • Healthy Food Access for Chronic Disease Management for Vulnerable Populations
  • Summer Feeding Program: Year-round Healthy Food Access for School-age Children Living in Poverty
  • Food Deserts: White Paper to analyze needs, strategies, business models

2013/2014 (In Progress)

Partners

Find Food Bank Hidden Harvest

What’s New

Ready Set Swim, Jr.

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To register for Ready Set Swim, Jr., click on the following link below for more information:

Para registrarse a Ready, Set, Swim Jr., haga click en el enlace para mas informacion:  

Ready Set Swim, Jr. Registration/Registracion

CVHIP

CVHIP

Get connected to health and wellness resources in the Coachella Valley at CVHIP.com

Desert Healthcare District Eastern Coachella Valley Annexation Application

Desert Healthcare District Eastern Coachella Valley Annexation Application 

Click Here to view the application (pdf)