We’ve all made the excuse…You know, the one where we justify eating poorly by claiming that eating healthy is just too expensive.  But is our rational based in truth or fairy tale.  Watch the video below to find out. 

As it turns out, purchasing healthy foods at the supermarket can cost nearly 3 times as much as unhealthy food!  While I’m sure we can all find other bogus excuses for eating poorly; limited, non-perishable only items at your local food shelf is no longer one of them.

Over the course of the last year, CEAP has developed a diverse, produce based, market model food shelf.  With reach in coolers, a large freezer, and fantastic partnerships, we’ve raised the bar in food shelf nutrition.  Our number one expectation is that clients leave us with a cart filled with at least 50% fresh produce.  Our partners at Second Harvest and our faithful donors make this possible.  From herbs, to bushels of locally grown corn, to cut fruit, we have a wide array of produce to choose from.

The way we see it, our fantastic grocery partners (like Cub Foods, Festival Foods, and Aldi) make buying non-perishable items like boxed dinners and snacks inexpensive to purchase.  As an integral part of our community, we feel CEAP is here to fill the nutritional gap for families in need.

What do you think?  Do you find yourself purchasing unhealthy foods due to cost, or maybe convenience?  Let us know in the comments section, and thanks for reading!


January 8th, 2015
Category: News & Updates

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