15.7% of Marion County’s residents have incomes at or below the poverty level. Many are single mothers with small children and food stamp eligible senior citizens. For these families, nutrition education helps make the most of limited food dollars.
460 families collectively saved $509,400 this year in food costs, and will approach $2.4 million in reduced health care costs over their lifetime as a result of this highly effective nutrition education programming.
4,132 food stamp eligible senior citizens saved $62,000, ate more nutritious foods, and increased their physical activity level.