Every family should have access to the foods that help support a balanced diet and a healthier life. Yet 1.2 million residents of New York City live in lower income communities with limited access to healthy food retail. That’s why the American Heart Association is asking the city to fund programs that will increase access to healthy food, especially for neighborhoods that need it most:
- Expand SNAP incentives, programs such as Health Bucks that help New Yorkers afford fresh fruits and vegetables by expanding programs such as Health Bucks,
- Help local grocers to open, expand, and improve grocery stores in neighborhoods that need food and jobs the most, and
- Increase the amount of healthy food being offered in bodegas.
Join us in helping every family have access to the foods that help support a balanced diet and healthier life.