Why did you join AmeriCorps/National Health Corps?
Everyone deserves access to healthy, affordable and quality nutrition care. As food pantries find themselves at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, many families are now facing an often overwhelming need to prepare their own food at home, sometimes with food they have never seen before, or do not know how to cook. We need to work towards solutions that connect nutrition education, access, affordability, variety, and distribution. I want to apply my skills to enhance the health and well-being of these underserved populations. I chose to serve with AmeriCorps to gain a deeper understanding of the social and physical determinants of health, as well as the health inequalities that exist in our healthcare system so that I can be a part of the solution. Healthy bodies and minds require nutritious meals at every age. Safe, available, and accessible food has never been more relevant than it is now.