How is El Centro de Corazón Addressing Food Insecurity?
El Centro de Corazón has actively engaged with community partners to make significant progress in improving obesity-related health and food insecurity in the East End. El Centro is addressing food insecurities in its patients by participating in the Houston Food Bank’s Food RX program. In partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and local schools, El Centro is offering free weekly exercise classes to community members and its patients at the De Zavala Community Center, Magnolia Multi-Service Center, and Yolanda Black Navarro Middle School. Finally, El Centro, the Houston Health Department and community residents are revitalizing the Magnolia Community Garden and school gardens to increase access to fresh, nutritious foods and to increase community cohesion.
To learn more about food insecurity in Houston’s East End read an article written by El Centro’s Community Engagement Manager, Jorge Olvera.