Lee Testifies for the Good Food Access Fund Hearing to the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Housing and Finance CommitteePosted by Mitch on March 19, 2019 1:44 PM in Uncategorized
(Crookston, Minn.)- Senator Mark Johnson asked
Jami Lee, Tri-Valley Child Nutrition Manager to testify on behalf of Tri-Valley
for the Good Food Access Fund hearing to the Senate Agriculture, Rural
Development, Housing, and Finance Committee on Monday, March 18.
Lee says, “1 in 4 community members impacted by
food access challenges are children. It is critical that low-income
families have access to healthy food within a reasonable distance. This is why
supporting continuous funding for such an important topic is so vital.”
The Good Food Access Fund (S.F. 1354) helps address the problem of Minnesotans having limited or no access to healthy, affordable foods, like fruits and vegetables, dairy, whole grains, lean meats and poultry. The limited access increases health related risks and aids in the alarming increased rate of obesity in today’s society. The Good Food Access Program has proven positive impacts on improving access to healthy, affordable foods while boosting Minnesota’s local economy.
(Photo) – Jami is third from the right