Healthy Families and Communities
One Healthy Bite at a Time
Community Teamwork embraces a household-and community-centered approach to address the nutritional and food security needs of people of all ages. We are guided by the belief that families and households must have enough good food to eat so they can concentrate on work, school, their families and move towards even greater health and independence.
Partnerships. We help lead the area’s Food Security Coalition, working in partnership with food pantries, farming and community garden programs, university and hospital nutrition programs, USDA-sponsored programs, faith-groups and community kitchens. Day by day, we see how our advocacy and partnerships are galvanizing the community’s efforts to increase year-round access by all residents to nutritious, healthy foods.
Emergencies. When emergency food shortages hit a household, we respond quickly with food vouchers redeemable at local grocers, enroll people in federal programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and connect them to local meal and food pantries.
Awareness and Prevention. Our professional nutritionists and counselors work directly with young mothers raising infants and children to teach them the basics of good nutrition and how to shop smarter, make healthier food choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. We also provide families access during the growing season to fresh produce at area farmers’ markets.
Local Food Production. We work closely with immigrant farmers and area residents interested in farming through partnership with TuftsUniversity. Several area farms provide lush growing fields for our famer’s products that are sold to local markets.
Community Teamwork Makes Healthy Food a Priority for Everyone.