During the 2015 Texas Legislative session, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas Team is working hard to present an informative and persuasive campaign on the issue of food access in Texas, but… we need your help! Your lawmakers want to hear from you about the issues that you, your family, and your community face on a daily basis.
Your inspiring stories and testimonies are by far the most persuasive arguments for any issue, and food access is no different. If you and your family have to travel long, financially burdensome distances to find healthy and affordable food options, then we would love to hear from you. If the only alternatives in your community are unhealthy options like fast food, and that is affecting your health in a negative way, we are here to help your voice reach the Capitol.
Email ClosertomyGrocer@heart.org with your story, and we will be more than happy to share volunteer opportunities for you to speak with your legislators.
There are over 3.4 million Texans who do not have a grocery store in their community (i), but with your help we can improve access to healthy, nutritious food for those who desperately need it. Thank you for your help!
Reference i: “Searching for Markets: The Geography of Inequitable Access to Healthy and Affordable Food in the United States” The Reinvestment Fund. The Reinvestment Fund, (2011) Web. 6 Jan, 2015.