Supporting Nutrition & Health
Giles Community Garden, 2016.
To thrive is to push beyond survival and into a life where a person can be happy, healthy, and productive. To thrive, NRV residents need reliable access to nutritious, affordable food and the knowledge to make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families. This means economic as well as educational development, building capacity from farms to food pantries, and uniting our prosperous and burgeoning local food network with the people who can benefit from it the most.
Building a Culture of Health
Foundations and philanthropists are positioned to do what others cannot – identify needs, take reasoned risks, pilot innovations, and give financial support. The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is making a long-term commitment to work at the nexus of hunger and health. We will build on the programs already succeeding in the region and help to develop and strengthen collaborations. Our goal is to connect all NRV families with nutritious and affordable food options that have a positive impact on long-term health.
Thrive, an initiative of the Fund for the NRV will allow the CFNRV to: