Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) joined the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, as well as state and local officials, to celebrate the launch of a new Food on the Move mobile produce market, located at the Forand Manor Senior Housing facility in Central Falls.
Food on the Move aims to bring fresh produce directly to communities that are most in need of affordable, healthy options. CCA proudly supported the program with a $25,000 donation earlier this year.
“The number of individuals and families in Rhode Island experiencing food insecurity is at a crisis level, and the issue is most acute in Central Falls. Our statewide hunger problem is also mushrooming as a result of rapid inflation,” said Dr. Amy Nunn, executive director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute. “Through our SNAP Incentive Program, and by bringing fresh produce directly into communities that would otherwise struggle to access it, the Food on the Move program aims to address this crisis and help Rhode Islanders lead healthier lives.”