Healthy Savannah brings together a network of 200 public and private community organizations. According to Healthy Savannah, a nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting a culture of health, 17.6% of all residents and 21.8% of children in Chatham County are food insecure. The mission of the Sister's Court - Farm Truck912 association is to facilitate a learning experience that promotes healthy food choices among older people through meal preparation demonstrations, nutrition education, and an immersive shopping experience. However, 35,000 Savannah residents live more than a mile from a supermarket and lack easy and affordable access to fresh, nutritious food, leaving them in a food desert.
Anyone who lives in a nursing home, assisted living, or personal care center is not eligible to enroll in the registry and must follow their facility's emergency plan. Black children are nearly three times more likely to live in a food-insecure household than white children. In June alone, the organization provided 86,000 meals through its annual summer feeding program, which provides free meals to eligible children in Chatham and other surrounding counties at 43 feeding centers.