The Center for Family and Community Development
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In the last decade, the annual improvement in Americans Health has declined a shocking 69% according to the 2011 America's Health Rankings with Alabama ranked 46th, and coastal communities suffering from some of the highest poverty and obesity rates among children and adults in the nation. According to the USDA Food Environment Atlas, Mobile County has less than 5 Farmers markets, 1 or less food hubs, no farm to school programs and an abundance of communities in USDA designated food deserts. Forbes ranking of greenest states put Alabama 48th, releasing the second greatest amount of cancer-causing chemicals and generating the 4th greatest amount of hazardous waste and massive amounts of developmental toxins. We are dedicated to educating communities of the simple changes they can make that will protect, nourish and repair not only their own health but the health of the environment.With a goal of community sustainability and education, our programs will focus on educating the community at large, with a specific focus on our youth, on environmental responsibility and stewardship and the overall health and wellness benefits of eating and producing organic food, creating local food systems and economic and community development..