Nutrition and Wellness Program
Weekly Food Distribution (Five food pantries)
As the largest food pantry in our county serving over 2,775 families on a weekly basis. In 2014, FFTW, Inc. has distributed over 947,837 lbs of food to over 9,737 individuals which is 506,324 meals annually than the previous year, a significant 40% increase. On Thanksgiving alone of 2014, we distributed 2,059 turkey; 956 chicken and food baskets to 2,701 individuals. We have seen many lives changes for the better, especially during these difficult economic times.
Health Screening Program
We offer quarterly health screenings for our clients to promote better health and wellness through our partnership with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Clinic and the City of Lawrence. These screenings are for cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases and are available 4x a year to all of our clients free of charge.
Diet and Nutritional Counseling
We offer diet and nutritional counseling sessions in-house for our clients. A certified nutritionist conducts classes on various aspects of better living, healthier lifestyles, dieting and exercise. More than 100 people participated in the last diet and nutritional classes. The next session will specifically focus on nutrition for diabetics and we are expecting the number of attendees to increase.