The Action Research Center is committed to improving the lives of Bloomington residents by increasing access to healthy and nutritious food. The USDA considers an area in the United States with limited access to affordable and nutritious food as a "food desert." Currently, West Bloomington is part of a food desert in McLean County with 5,270 people, or 59.6% of this area's population, with low access to nutritious foods. Among those community members, 18% of children age 0-17 and 4.6% of seniors 65 and older have low access.
ARC currently has two projects that are working to alleviate food justice issues in McLean County.
Food Pantry operating hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to unload food items, stock shelves, prepare grocery orders, and client sign in registration. Organizational and individual non-perishable food donations are much needed and appreciated. Must complete orientation and background check.
Check out the Student Volunteer and Resource Center for more opportunities.
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