Tackle the nutritional crisis for

those who live in Puerto Rico.

Who are we?

We are a nonprofit entity dedicated to addressing health inequities in Puerto Rico by strengthening the nutritional security of our people.


A Puerto Rico where people have a diet that optimizes their health and well-being.


Tackle the nutritional insecurity crisis in Puerto Rico through the strengthening and expansion of innovative and effective models that address the intersection between nutrition and health.

What we do

We catalyze innovative and scalable solutions to address the nutritional insecurity crisis through:

Nourishing front-line organizations with capital, mentorship and access to talent so they can scale their impact models.


Promoting & mobilizing a network of leaders and organizations capable of promoting solutions at the intersection of nutrition and health.


Provoking nutritional security as a priority for the public and private sector.




why we do it

Nutrition insecurity exists when there is no constant access, availability or capital to acquire food that promotes the well-being and health of each individual.

33% of those living in Puerto Rico suffer from food insecurity.*

53% of those who live in Puerto Rico worry about not having enough food.*

42% of people living in Puerto Rico participate in the Nutrition Assistance Program (PAN).**

*According to the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, presented as a result of a survey conducted in 2015.

**According to a study by the American Community Survey of Puerto Rico in 2019.

In the last 10 years, deaths from diabetes have increased

on the island by almost 1/4.

Transnational Mortality Comparisons Between Archipelago and Mainland Puerto Ricans Uriyoán Colón-Ramos1 • Idania Rodrıíguez-Ayuso2 • Hirut T. Gebrekristos3 • Amira Roess1 • Cynthia M. Pérez4 • Lone Simonsen1 Published online: 22 June 2016 Ó Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016


To cite this article: César Ostolaza, Carla Rosas, Ana María García-Blanco, Joel Gittelsohn &Uriyoán Colón-Ramos (2021): Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food Insecurity in PuertoRico, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, DOI: 10.1080/19320248.2021.1997857


To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2021.1997857

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