Produce Perks Midwest has been appropriated a total of $850,000 over FY20-21 in the Ohio State Operating Budget. With strong, bipartisan support from the Ohio Legislature, Produce Perks Midwest was able to secure $250,000 in each fiscal year to expand programming and operations of its flagship program, Produce Perks. Produce Perks is Ohio’s nutrition [...]
Produce Perks Midwest is a regional nonprofit that pioneers solutions to address inequities within our food system. Our work increases affordable access to healthy food, supports farmers and strengthens local economies - in our most underserved communities. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Title: Program Coordinator, part-time (approximately 25 hrs/week) Reports to: Statewide Program Manager FLSA: Non-Exempt Date: July 2019 Summary: Produce [...]
Additional data and analysis can be found in Case Western Reserve University's 2018 Produce Perks data brief.
A little outside the box thinking can go a long way towards solving a problem. This year, Produce Perks is working with Rural Action and ACEnet to address healthy food access in the Athens region. Athens County has one of the highest food insecurity rates in the state of Ohio, and thousands of individuals [...]
The Produce Prescription Program (PRx) is Produce Perks Midwest’s newest effort towards improving the health of underserved regions by increasing affordable access to healthy foods. Funded through a grant from Interact for Health, PRx supports families impacted by food insecurity and nutrition-related disease. There is a desperate need for improvement in nutrition and food [...]