Food insecurity is defined as a lack of consistent access to adequate, nutritious food. People who are food insecure struggle to avoid hunger, a narrower physiological condition. The majority of our neighbors facing food insecurity and unemployment for older adults and working families. For some people, food insecurity may be a temporary challenge caused by job loss, illness, or other short-term setback. Many Americans are only one paycheck away from facing food insecurity. While poverty and food insecurity go hand in hand, other factors also contribute. We know that many people with incomes above the poverty level are food insecure. Other barriers to obtaining food often include unemployment. This barrier and more can prevent people from obtaining enough food for their entire household. These barriers and more can prevent people from obtaining enough food for their entire household. Earth to Table task force goals is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. Our programs strive to end hunger by creating pathways for consistent food access with employment Internships, job placement, trainings and resources.
Community Heart began after the COVID-19 pandemic to help better serve our communities. The pandemic has left millions of Americans facing food insecurity for the first time. The COVID-19 crisis disproportionately affected low-income families and hourly workers. Many people now face increased financial burden, less income or both
Theresa Jones is a progressive thinker that has served the community as a consummate professional and champion of organizations that are committed innovation, change, and providing solutions. Theresa is an Executive at Express Workforce Foundation, where she oversees the community base program, vocational training centers development and integration, strategy, program management, transportation community, and the regulation proficiency. Theresa has successfully sustained a 15+ year career in the human services and is a respected and well-known name amongst the intellectual developmental disability community. As an African America leader, Theresa is committed to engaging communities on how to create accessible and nutritious food while mobilizing the necessary resources to create positive health outcomes. Theresa believes that there is enough opportunity and resources for anyone to thrive and seeks out occasions to fulfill this vision. Theresa Jones is a powerful voice in the community and will continue to blaze trails for the advancement of people of minority in a variety of settings.
Express workforce foundation has 15+ years in providing programs to enhance the lives of people living with developmental disabilities leading them to a more productive, independent, and socially integrated life in their communities.