Rolling up to our favorite farmers market, tote bags in hand, is by far one of our favorite pastimes. Handing over our hard earned cash directly to those who grow our food, searching for recipes that will both nourish and satisfy and knowing that we’ve done our body good? We’re not sure it gets much better than that.
We here at Clementine Daily believe in treating ourselves to wholesome everything—from words and actions to activities and food. However, did you know that nearly 24 million Americans have limited access to affordable fruits and vegetables?
It’s true. According to the USDA, food deserts are “urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food” and approximately 7.5% of the U.S. population falls into that category.
Nearly 24 million Americans—that is a statistic you can’t un-see, friends.
Thanks to the folks at Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave, we’ve learned a great deal about the food deserts spread out across the country and better yet—how we can help. We’re thrilled to team up in an effort to help spread the word via the #DrinkGoodDoGood movement, through which Naked Juice is working with Wholesome Wave to donate to those underserved communities as awareness spreads.
Here’s how you can help:
Simply take a photo holding your favorite fruit or vegetable, share the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #DrinkGoodDoGood and tag a few friends to join in.
For each photo shared and tagged, Naked Juice will donate 10 lbs. of produce to Wholesome Wave with the goal of reaching 500,000 lbs. by October 1st, 2015.
So, join us! Together we’ll not only raise awareness about food deserts, but we’ll also help bolster our communities and neighborhoods that need it most.
p.s. We’ve been sharing our love of seasonal food and so much more over on Instagram lately—check it out!
This post is in partnership with Naked Juice. All opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Clementine Daily possible!