What is Food Security?
14% to 25% of Americans are in need of food security, the ready availability of nutritionally adequate food. In many instances, emergency food pantries are not designed to meet this chronic need, leaving many families hungry, lonely and stressed.
What is a FANN?
A FANN (Friends and Neighbors Network) is a community of low-income families where its members can have the need for nutritious food met, learn about healthy nutrition and lifestyles and foster spiritual communication and gratitude. FANN participants greatly increase their opportunities for self-sufficiency.
Food Security for America:
- Manages FSA-run FANNs in low-income apartment complexes in Georgia;
- Trains non-profits and churches around the U.S. to operate their own FANNs, and
- Links FANN organizations and churches across the country.