Did you know that there is a connection between food insecurity and heart disease?
As reported by the American Heart Association, a recent study has shown that a lack of access to healthy food is associated with an increased risk of death from heart failure. Poverty is strongly associated with having heart failure and coronary artery disease. Access to grocery stores and healthy food is associated with lower rates of death by heart failure.
End Hunger Durham envisions a unified and just food system where healthy food is available to everyone.
Our mission is to reduce hunger in Durham by supporting food relief agencies and those in need of food with reliable information, collaborative programs, and advocacy for policies and initiatives aimed at ending hunger and malnutrition.
We believe that everyone should have access to adequate amounts of nutritious food and be equipped with the knowledge and tools to live a healthy life.
We assert that in a society of abundance, access to healthy food is a human right.
Thank you for your partnership in this movement to End Hunger in Durham. You can help us in our efforts as we continue to educate and advocate for change.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have provided services that directly bring food and critical health information to our city’s vulnerable older adults.
Visit our COVID page to see our work to aid Seniors.
At the heart of our policy work is the understanding that food is a human right. However, it is also a commodity sold for profit, often putting healthy food out of reach for millions of low-income Americans. Visit our Food Policy page to learn how EHD works to reconcile these realities.