Initiative Seeks to Bring Healthy Food Options and Awareness to Food Deserts in Jacksonville
March is National Nutrition Month and the City of Jacksonville is celebrating with Farm to Faith, a Journey to One
initiative developed by the City of Jacksonville to address food deserts and health disparities in communities throughout the city. Following the 7:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church, the Clara White Mission
, will make its White Harvest Farms’
fresh fruits and vegetables available to congregants. This is the second time the City of Jacksonville has partnered with the Clara White Mission, and UF Extension office
for Farm to Faith. At last year’s event
, more than 1,500 pallets of fresh fruits and vegetables were sold at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. This event culminates a weekend of health activities hosted by the Duval County Health Department and National Diabetes Office.