Mar 1, 2023
Mu Mu Nu assists in Food Insecurity MUD148
The month of March has been designated as National Nutrition Month. The Mu Mu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has established a collaborative partnership with “The Common Market” and “Harris County MUD 148”, to help reduce and bring awareness to the food insecurity in our community. We are at the forefront of efforts to use food as a catalyst – in partnership with social service programs – to help individuals achieve their life goals.
We aim to empower individuals with skills and knowledge to improve their health and move toward more secure lives. Access to nutritious foods is the backbone of a healthy community.
“Farm-Fresh food supplies offer a safe solution for communities to get healthy food, while supporting hardworking, local family farms.”
In 2017, 16.3% of people in Houston/Harris County reported being food insecure. Although below the U.S. rate and trending down, food insecurity in Houston/Harris County leaves millions of people hungry and at higher risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and high blood pressure.
Nearly 1 in 4 children (under 18 years of age) in Houston/Harris County are food insecure. Without proper nutrition, these children are not only hungry, they’re at higher risk for serious negative impacts on their growth and development.
Groups at highest risk of food insecurity are low-income families with children, veterans and military families, older adults, immigrants, college students and the LGBTQ communities.
Social Impact: The Collaborative efforts of The Common Market, Harris MUD 148 and Mu Mu Nu Chapter will be over a 7-week period. The program is designed to deliver more than ~2,000 boxes of Farm-Fresh foods to needy families in the Houston community.