Healthy Food Saves Lives

Healthy Food Saves Lives

“Helping Community’s Hungriest Neighbors”

By Ambassador Tony Hall

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A Local Voices Column in the May 3, 2019, Dayton Daily News

Ambassador Tony Hall, former member of Congress and ambassador to UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture, is the founder of the Hall Hunger Initiative, a local hunger education and advocacy organization supported by the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation. Learn more about healthy food at


What we know.


Fresh, nutritious food is vital to health.  While that’s common sense, we see more and more evidence of how lack of access to healthy food is a dangerous situation which leads to debilitating and sometimes fatal diseases. Tens of thousands of Montgomery County residents are at increased risk of suffering from preventable disease simply because they do not have access the right food. Your zip code should not determine your health or longevity but that’s the reality for too many of our neighbors.


What can you do?


Learn more about the connection between food and health and make a difference. One way to drive change is to support the Gem City Market, the locally owned and operated cooperative (co-op) that will bring fresh, local food to one part of our "food desert".  The Gem City Market is expected to open in 2020 and will not only be a green oasis, but will serve as a model for more locally owned stores to bloom in our underserved neighborhoods.


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