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.
Consumer Reports, 01-06-2021
The local efforts to address food insecurity have grown during the pandemic but don’t address underlying inequities.
The Washington Post, 01-06-2021
The coronavirus pandemic unleashed cascades of suffering in 2020. People around the globe faced the threat of the virus, along with the devastating ripple effects of efforts to control its spread.
Yahoo! Money, 12-18-2020
More and more Americans are going hungry as the pandemic continues to spiral out of control and government aid dries up, with children bearing the brunt of the hardship.
Business Insider, 12-20-2020
54 million or one in six Americans are projected to be food insecure by the end of the year, according to an analysis by Feeding America.
As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, more people than ever are going hungry — but across the country, volunteers are stepping up to help.
Nine months into the pandemic, and lines outside food pantries are still a common sight around the country: families waiting in row after row of cars, snaking as far as the eye can see.
Inside Higher Ed, 12-10-2020
Nearly one-third of students said they have experienced food insecurity since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey report from Chegg.org, the research and advocacy arm of the course materials and services company Chegg.
Associated Press, 12-07-2020
Hunger is a harsh reality in the richest country in the world. Even during times of prosperity, schools hand out millions of hot meals a day to children, and desperate elderly Americans are sometimes forced to choose between medicine and food.
Patient Engagement HIT, 11-17-2020
Food insecurity is linked to a higher rate of cardiovascular death for adults between the ages of 20 and 64, according to a preliminary study that analyzed county-level data from 2011 to 2017.