Market Central December 12, 2023

Access to fresh, healthy food is fundamental to a healthy life. Yet thousands of children and families in our region live in poverty and lack regular access to nourishing, fresh food. To get healthy food to the people who need it most, Sentara Cares grant funding is enabling Market Central to hire a dedicated staff person to connect families to the SNAP food assistance program and help them use SNAP benefits at area farmers’ markets. Currently, up to 20% of the people in our region who are SNAP-eligible are not accessing the program.

More Community Partnerships

Destiny Moore, Chronic Disease Management Program

"I can honestly say I feel like two different people from then and now." That's how community leader Destiny Moore, 32, of Charlottesville describes the...
More

Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins, Cancer Survivor

“I had anxiety at every stage, not knowing what the outcome might be” says Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins, 49, of Charlottesville. Adrina had surgery and radiation treatment...
More

LaTanya Smith, Certified Nursing Assistant

Community support of nursing and workforce development programs is creating life-changing opportunities for people in our community. Latanya Smith (right) was among two dozen local...
More