Research brief: How Healthy Helping supported North Carolinians

Thumbnail of March 2021 Healthy Helping research briefDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, Reinvestment Partners leveraged CARES Act funds to provide over 30,000 North Carolinians with money for buying healthy foods. Participants in the Healthy Helping fruit and vegetable prescription program experienced improved food security and nearly doubled their purchases of fruits and vegetables, demonstrating that the produce prescription model can be scaled and impactful, even in short-term emergency situations.