NEW ALBANY FOOD PANTRY - VIDEO
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LOGO: New Albany Food Panty
VO: Hunger happens in every community. Even ours. That's why we created the New Albany Food Pantry.
VO: We provide food and support to those in need - including more than 500 students in New Albany Plain Local Schools.
TEXT: We're neighbors caring for neighbors
VO: Now we're part of Healthy New Albany, a grassroots movement created to celebrate healthy living.
TEXT: We're doing more than ever before.
VO: It means being able to do more like offering community open kitchen events to teach healthy cooking.
TEXT: Classes are free for Pantry Clients
VO: Or working with the New Albany Farmers Market to give people in need access to fresh produce.
TEXT: Healthy living starts with healthy food choices
VO: Or growing fresh fruits and vegetables in our Community Garden. Still, we know that we need to do even more...
TEXT: Just having access to healthy food isn't enough
VO: To make a real impact on the health of everyone in our community, we have to offer support that extends beyond the kitchen table.
TEXT: Your vote can make it possible.
VO: Vote for us and we'll be able to offer access to even more programs made possible by Healthy New Albany, the OSU Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital.
TEXT: Food and Support
TEXT: Summer Lunch Programs
TEXT: Career Counseling
TEXT: Health Assessments
TEXT: Exercise and Enrichment Classes
VO: It all starts with you voting for us.
LOGO: The New Albany Food Pantry
The mission of the New Albany Food Pantry is to identify and serve the hunger needs of individuals and families in the New Albany Plain Local School (NAPLS) district with dignity and hospitality.
New Albany Food Pantry primary programs include:
The New Albany Food Pantry began in 2009 as the Village Coalition Against Hunger (VCAH). In an effort to focus our services on New Albany Plain Local school district we relocated the food pantry onto school campus in 2016. In 2018 we changed our name to New Albany Food Pantry and formed a key partnership with Healthy New Albany: an innovative, grass-roots non-profit designed to embrace healthy living through community activities, events, and personalized wellness and disease prevention.
Having now established our core services which includes providing nutritious meals, reliable service and cooking education, the New Albany Food Pantry, in partnership with Healthy New Albany, will develop an Integrative Wellness Initiative that will expand operations, elevate our programming and expand access to critical resources.
New Albany Food Pantry Integrative Wellness Initiative
We want to focus on the totality of health and address our clients wholistically. While the food pantry provides food as a means for immediate nourishment; healthy living requires physical and mental wellness and access to basic life necessities beyond food, such as adequate housing, functioning utilities, adequate work, access to child care and health care, and nutrition education.
According to Family Journal, "The most effective community wellness programs are multifaceted and address: physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social, spiritual, and occupational health. One challenge communities or organizations have is finding programs to address anything other than physical health (e.g. fitness and nutrition)." Among the benefits of community wellness programs are fewer hospital and emergency room visits, people who feel more connected to their communities, and the promotion of stable communities with family values (www.familyejournal.com).
Our aim is to be a pantry...and so much more! Delivering a myriad of healthful services to all members of our community.