By Krystal Register, Senior Director, Health & Well-being, FMI, and Madalyn Farrar, Manager, Government Relations, FMI
Today, we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. FMI announced two bold commitments at the event on September 28 last year:
- FMI members will donate 2 billion meals to support nourishing communities in 2023.
Ending hunger involves making it easy for everyone to access safe, affordable and nutritious food. FMI members will continue to donate food every day and improve food access and availability across the country.
FMI members will reach 100 million consumers with evidence-based nutrition messaging in 2023.
Empowering consumers to make informed healthy choices can be enhanced by industry-driven, science-based, community outreach efforts. FMI members will continue to support consumers with nutrition-related messaging, programs and initiatives to improve the overall health and well-being of customers, employees and communities.
The food industry plays an important role in hunger, nutrition and health with the grocery store as an accessible, convenient community-based destination for feeding assistance, preventive care, nutrition guidance, and nourishing, practical meal solutions.
To mark this one-year anniversary, FMI acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our members as we stay the course with these bold commitments. Thank you to FMI members, from food retailers and wholesalers to product suppliers and manufacturers, for taking on the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities. We are all in this together, and today we shine a light on our common goals to improve hunger, nutrition and health.