Championing Food Access for Better Health
As the most commonly reported unmet social need, food security hits close to home, impacting every community in our nation. That’s why Anthem is leading the way to expand access to nutritious foods and improve health.
Watch the video to learn more about the link between food and health and what Anthem is doing to make nutritious food more accessible.
Yet an estimated 54 million Americans will face food insecurity this year. That’s why we have made a company-wide commitment to combat food insecurity. Read the infographic to see how we, alongside our 70,000+ dedicated Anthem associates, are working to make nutritious food more accessible in the communities we serve.
FOX 59, 11-12-2020
Gleaners Food Bank is raising awareness about food insecurity in partnership with the Anthem Foundation and Andretti-Harding-Steinbrenner Autosport.
Consumer Reports, 11-02-2020
A new CR survey reveals a growing food-insecurity problem, with people of color disproportionately affected.
Modern Healthcare, 10-16-2020
We live in one of the most plentiful nations on the planet. Yet 1 in 6people may face hunger in 2020, including 1 in 4 children. This public health crisis is unacceptable. It’s one we must address together.
Academic research has revealed that more than half of undergraduates have food access problems, which include disrupted eating patterns and a decline in food intake. As part of our commitment to help these students and to address food insecurity across our communities, Anthem and the Anthem Foundation are taking action.
The coronavirus is leading to a secondary pandemic – hunger. The need for emergency food has exploded since March of 2020. According to an Oxfam report, this hunger crisis could soon kill more people each day than the infection itself.
CBS News, 10-14-2020
Before the coronavirus pandemic hit Mississippi earlier this year, Lee County had seen a significant decrease in food insecurity. However, with the arrival of COVID-19 cases in the state, several of the groups providing food and resources saw significant changes.
Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations.
It’s no secret that healthy eating habits are learned at a young age. Yet millions of children lack access to the nutritious foods they need to live healthy, active lives.
Anthem’s commitment to community runs deep as we strive to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. Food insecurity has been exacerbated by the pandemic, making it an even more critical issue—one that our associates have stepped up to address.