Kelly Fluharty (Winona Health) and Deb McClellan (Live Well Winona) described to the Winona Learning Club on August 5 how their work with the Winona Wellbeing Collaborative (WWC) is aiming to address the pressing issue of food insecurity in families of Winona. They said that as many as 11 percent of Winonans are food insecure.
They described how in 2015, a group of community organizations assembled the WWC to study this issue and develop an impactful and sustainable solution to address it. The Winona Community HUB was developed out of this work and is now launching in 2019. This model is designed to systematically address risk factors to improve outcomes for families who are experiencing hunger and other social health needs.