Healthy Lifestyle Project
BRFN had previously distributed free bags of nutritional food, including fresh vegetables and fruit to community members under the Brown Bag Food Distribution program. It was immensely popular. The weekly food distribution and meal program was done in partnership with the support of the Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay, Alameda County Food Bank, and dedicated community volunteers. The program was placed on hold due to space limitations at our previous site and with the change in location, we no longer have the partnerships with our previous networks to continue the program. However, we plan to redesign this program under a more community based Healthy Lifestyle Project for a holistic healthy lifestyle program, such as cooking classes, picnics, and other social activities.
Our new Bridging Health Access project includes activities that encourage access to nutritious and healthy foods, as well as education and awareness campaigns on nutrition and diet, while incorporating fun social activities to engage the community and improve community mental health and build long lasting support networks.