Welcome to the Food and Health Network of South Central NY!
The Food & Health Network (FaHN) is an eight-county coalition of diverse stakeholders working to build food-secure communities and a strong regional food system through collaboration. FaHN is an interdisciplinary, systematic, and regional approach to impact South Central NY’s food system. Learn more about the Network here.
JOIN US in fulfilling our vision of a vibrant regional food system through Healthy Environments, Economic Vitality, Farm to Consumer Connections, and Healthy People.
Everyone is a food system stakeholder.
2016 Year in Review: Take a look at our annual report to learn more about our exciting initiatives! Click here to view the full report.
Fall Growing Health Forum:
Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Programs with Wholesome Wave
On November 17th in partnership with VINES, FaHN hosted Growing Health: Fruit & Vegetable Prescriptions with Wholesome Wave, a half day workshop for community-based organizations, healthcare, retail and agriculture to explore the impact of fruit and vegetable prescription programs and local opportunities.
View presentations from the event and read more about our Fall 2016 Growing Health Forum here.
Closing the Summer Hunger Gap in South Central New York:
Nearly 8,500 children benefited from free summer meals
Average daily participation in the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free summer meals to K through 12 students, increased by 38 percent from 2013 to 2015 in South Central New York. This data comes “Closing the Gap on Childhood Food Insecurity”, a newly released assessment from the Food & Health Network (FaHN).
Working with hunger task forces and many community partners throughout the region, FaHN conducted the assessment to understand the barriers that prevent children and families from accessing free summer meals, and develop a collaborative strategy to reach more children in 2016 and beyond.
Support Local Farm, Food and Health Businesses & Organizations!
FaHN members and sponsors are committed to supporting the local economy, sustaining agriculture and promoting health. We encourage you to learn more about what they offer and support their businesses and organizations!