Labor and Economic Opportunity
Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps Program
The Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) AmeriCorps Program members serve throughout Ingham County to increase food security and reduce chronic disease in residents by focusing on two project goals:
1. Increase consumption of healthy foods and reduce food insecurity with gardening, food distribution and referrals.
2. Teach community members the importance of eating healthy foods and strategies to adopt better diets.
Many of the members spend their days facilitating cooking demos, organizing community gardens, maintaining community gardens, organizing and facilitating nutrition education classes, and managing food distributions to Lansing residents.
Ingham County Health Department
5303 S. Cedar Street
PO Box 30161
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7661
Aaron Watts, Program Director