18 Sep BEAM Responds to Food Inflation
BEAM has always made it a priority to provide healthy options and easy access to fresh produce and lean protein through our food assistance programs. Demand for food assistance did not abate post-pandemic. BEAM has increased access by adding mobile pantry opportunities and increasing availability for pantry appointments.
We are grateful to the many partners who have contributed to our food assistance efforts so that BEAM can purchase food to supplement our retail recovery efforts and ensure our food inventory can meet the demands of our neighbors in need.
A recent survey found that increasing food prices are affecting more than people’s wallets — they’re affecting people’s health.
Read more of this story by Jax Today: Survey finds food inflation is turning into a health crisis – Jacksonville Today (jaxtoday.org)