Tackling Food Insecurity for Better Health
View the infographic to see healthy diet protects against malnutrition, heart disease, and chronic conditions like diabetes.
Explore stories from industry leaders and those who are making a difference in their communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations.
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.