This year’s Earth Day highlights the importance of inspiring each of us to protect the health of our planet for ourselves and future generations.
Central California may grow most of the country’s fruits and vegetables, but that food is often out of reach for under-resourced communities.
“We are the fruit basket of the world,” says Kym Dildine, co-CEO of the Central California Food Bank. “But 1 in 4 residents in central California struggles with hunger on a daily basis.”
Climate change is only worsening the problem. Rising temperatures are contributing to heavier rains that have flooded California homes and farmlands, making it difficult to access healthy foods.
That’s why this year’s Earth Day highlights the importance of inspiring everyone to protect the health of our planet for ourselves and future generations.
Understanding that climate change is as much a health issue as it is an equity issue, CVS Health® is investing in sustainability initiatives nationwide. For example, we are working with Divert, Inc., to convert food waste from our retail locations into either food donations or renewable energy.