Food & Nutrition

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As part of our mission to build healthy neighborhoods, Acacia Network utilizes an integrated programmatic approach to address food insecurity and nutritional inequality by ensuring that our communities have access to fresh food and meals, as well as information and education resources to make healthy food choices.

Access to Food and Meals

We operate weekly food pantries and soup kitchens to ensure that individuals and families in underserved neighborhoods do not go hungry. Our food and meal distribution takes place at the following locations:

Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen at La Casita III
607 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455

Soup Kitchen at Maria Isabel Senior Center
787 East 149 Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Food Pantry at the Ruth Fernandez Family Residence
762 Fox Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Nutrition Program

Acacia Network’s Nutrition Program, in partnership with our integrated primary care services, aims to partner with the community to improve health outcomes by reversing diabetes, heart disease, and obesity through the lifestyle modification of eating a more plant-based diet.

Our services include weekly nutrition classes of varying topics and 1-2 live cooking classes a month, which demonstrate how to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. We also offer a nutrition class series for patients diagnosed with diabetes and/or who are overweight. Our program is currently the only one offering clinician-led nutrition education to reverse and prevent disease in the Bronx!

For more information about our Nutrition Program, CLICK HERE!