Food Health and Hope
An Answer to Diabetes
In an effort to help eradicate diabetes among New Jersey adults whose incomes are below the poverty level, local organizations, including Summit Medical Group Foundation, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and seven community/faith-based agencies have partnered on an initiative called “Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes” (FHH Diabetes). The program targets urban areas in Essex, Passaic and Union counties, where adults with diabetes account for up to 10.6 percent of the population.
The generosity of many helped FHH Diabetes build upon our pilot project, which provided more than 2,500 screenings and exemplified a true willingness of consumers to participate in local, free medical screenings at the site where they received diabetes-friendly food.