Food Access and Food Systems

Food and Nutrition Security  

Everyone deserves access to foods that meet their dietary needs, cultural and religious preferences and traditions, and that bring them joy. Food security is when all people have consistent access to nutritious, safe, and affordable food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.

One in eight residents and one in five children in Adams County are food insecure, meaning their food runs out before they have money to buy more, or they worry that it will. No one should have to experience this.

Food Systems

Food systems are the processes, people, inputs, outputs, and outcomes involved in getting food from seed to plate. Working to improve the entire food system at every step is the best way to make sure our food systems are equitable for all.

We work with the community to increase Food and Nutrition Security in Adams County.

Healthy Farmers Markets

The Healthy Farmers Market locations in Adams County will be back this summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The markets will provide: Produce vouchers for residents enrolled in WIC, SNAP, or Medicaid Produce vouchers for residents aged 65 or older Community resources, health screenings, recipes & nutrition education, and more.

Anythink Huron Street 
9417 Huron St., Thornton 80260 
Tuesdays, June 20 - Sept. 26 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Anythink Wright Farms 
5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton 80602 
Thursdays, June 22 - Sept. 28 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn more about the community impact of the farmers markets in this video.

WIC Produce Box Program

The WIC Produce Box Program provides WIC-eligible families with weekly fresh produce delivered right to their door. Families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can sign up through their WIC office. The program typically runs from May through September.

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program is a statewide program that runs during the summer. WIC eligible families receive $30 vouchers for each eligible family member to use at the Healthy Farmers Markets. Families already enrolled in WIC will receive a text message once the program starts. Contact your local clinic for more questions.

Food Access Resources

Adams County Health Department