The Mott Haven section of the Bronx is a community with among the worst health outcomes in the state - triple the average hospitalization rates, 42% obesity rate, high diabetes, hypertension and more. BronxWorks established the Shop Healthy Program to combat this. Through the program, middle school students in the area are working with area businesses, fellow students and community members to improve access to healthy food and encourage people to make healthier eating decisions.
With over 35 locations throughout the borough, BronxWorks has worked from the ground up in Bronx communities for over 40 years to help residents build healthy, stable futures for themselves and their neighborhoods. BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, BronxWorks feeds, shelters, teaches, and supports our neighbors to build a stronger community.